Hello! We are back with more fantastic inspiration today! We released our brilliant ‘Maskerade’ stamp set earlier this year, which includes the iconic Comedy and Tragedy Mask Stamps which are perfect for anyone studying performing arts, or who just loves the theatre.
Sharon Traynor is here to share an awesome project featuring these stamps… and it just so happens that today our youngest daughter Katie received an offer for a place at an amazing theatre school in London!!! We are so proud of her!
Hi! It’s lovely to see you here.
I was leafing through my Visible Image stamps the other week when the idea struck that the awesome Maskerade stamp set would make a fantastic Phantom of the Opera mask.
Hmm…..but, how to use that idea?
Well, Phantom of the Opera is:
- Originally a novel by French writer Gaston LeRoux, published in 1910
- An American silent horror film made in 1925
- A musical theatre production by Andrew Lloyd Webber that premiered in 1986
- and another film made in 2004 of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical version of the story
So the idea of a ticket wallet/gift card holder came to mind. What a fab way to personalise a gift of theatre tickets for someone who loves the theatre (especially if they love musicals), or to pop a book token or film tickets into. I must say the Maskerade set is just perfect for all types of theatre/film or book buffs.
How to make the wallet
I made a short video, in real time, to explain the scores and cuts for making the basic wallet card blank. You can watch it by CLICKING HERE.
To decorate the wallet:
Stamp the ‘tragedy’ mask from the Maskerade stamp set in black ink onto red card and cut it out. Stamp this mask three times more in clear ink on white card and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Cut the eyes out of all pieces and cut the mouth out of the red mask with a craft knife. Cut the white masks freehand to a shape that resembles a phantom of the opera mask.
Heat emboss the ‘music speaks’ guitar stamp from the Music Speaks set in red onto white card. Using a clear embossing pen, extend the guitar shape so that it is a square, making sure the letters stay visible, and heat emboss the pen marks with red embossing powder. Cut into a square.
Clear emboss the music staves from the Music Speaks set onto a square piece of black card and cut this on the diagonal in a wavy line with a similar-ish shape to the phantom mask. Cut another piece of plain black card with the same wavy shape diagonal for the inside of the wallet, and then white heat emboss the sentiment onto that piece. Clear emboss the music staves onto a square piece of red card for the inside too.
Complete the inside first.
Add a square of plain red card to the right and side of the wallet, and add some black card to the pocket area. Attach one of the Phantom masks to the pocket. On the left hand side attach the clear embossed music stave red card, and add the plain black wavy cut card over it. Attach a phantom mask onto the black card.
Now complete the front.
Glue a square of plain red card to the front of the wallet and add the clear embossed music stave black card to the upper left. Using a white opaque pen, doodle and write ‘phantom of the opera’ on the visible edges of the red card as shown. Attach the red mask onto the black card with 3d foam pads, then add the last white phantom mask over the top, again using 3d foam pads. Finish with a black square of card behind the ‘music speaks’ embossed square, and add a paper rose to the bottom right corner.
(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):
White card, red card, black card, Versafine onyx black ink, Versamark clear ink, WOW! Ultra bright white embossing powder, clear embossing powder, red embossing powder, versamark clear embossing pen, white opaque pen, red liner tape, 3d foam pads, paper rose, heat gun, scissors, glue.
That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.
We love love love this Sharon! Superb idea and a great way to use these mask stamps!
Thank you ♡
You will find more of Sharon’s wonderful cards and projects over on her blog.
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