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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Gangster’s Moll

The idea for this card is that the gangster’s moll or girlfriend has betrayed the gangster and he has found out.  To create this card I started by stamping a collage of newspapers on white cardstock.  Next I applied 3 different rub-ons (the cityscape, the gangster silhouette, and the lounge sign) that I created using Grafix Rub-Onz Transfer film.  Click here to see the tutorial on making your own rub-ons.  By using a series of rub-ons you can see through the gangster to the cityscape and then through the cityscape to the newspapers.
Next, I added the car and the woman.  For the final touches I added her ring and earrings using Stickles and the swirl of smoke coming out of the gangster’s machine gun which is a commercially produced rub-on.


Henny said...

I love the card, really great!

Anonymous said...

Very cool! I love the whole design of the piece. Thanks for the tips on rubons, I have yet to try them.

Elaine A said...

Awesome, awesome Laura! I love how this turned out. You have really captured the feel of the speak-easy, Al Capone, Elliot Ness era! Really wonderful!

Elaine Allen

Createology said...

Fabulous collage of layers to create this ATC. Love your originality. Blissful week to you...

Mary C. Nasser said...

Very cool! I love the layers and creativity!

Thank you, too, for joining my art blog hop and posting the button on your site...
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Wishing you all the best,

Barb said...

WOW! Excellent!Love it!