Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sweet 16 Masquerade Birthday!

Popping in with a fun card to share today.  A couple of weeks ago my son went to a Sweet 16 Masquerade Ball Birthday Party.  He had to dress up in a suit and tie as well as don a mask for this very special party.  Naturally, he needed to take the perfect card for the occasion and I had the perfect stamp and die set to create this special card!  

I am using Verve's Masquerade stamp set and Mask die set.  I started with some fun papers from Echo Park.  I die cut the mask and stamped the image.  I inked the entire mask with versa mark and clear embossed.  I layered the mask on a and slightly lowered it to give some added dimension and depth without looking dark like a shadow.  I love the way it makes the whole image pop.  Next, I stamped the mask handle in black and die cut the handle from the Mask die set.  I embossed the handle in a pale pink.  It sits nicely inside the blacked stamped image to give an outline around the handle for some added depth and dimension.  

I stamped the word "Sweet" from Verve's Sweet Treats stamp set.  I added the numbers from a die cut in white for contrast and to keep the card fun and light.  I stamped the Birthday sentiment from Verve's Birthday to You Plain Jane stamp.  I added a few clear gems along with Verve's Pink Sparkle Sequin Mix.  I finished the card with a feather....not the whole feather....just a touch.  

I included a picture of my son, Dawson.  It is hard to get him still at this age to take pictures.  I was able to snap a few pictures before he left for the party.  I actually got him to strike a serious mask pose for me.    He is 15 and already almost 6'2"  tall.   He is already something I will never be.....tall.  It was difficult to take the shot.  I did not want him to squat for   He did have a great time at the party!  

I am playing along with Simon's Monday Challenge (Anything Goes).

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Such a fabulous card, Betty! And great shot of your son.

  2. Beautiful, Betty, and it is the perfect card for the party especially with that awesome mask and feather!!!! Your son is a real cutie, too, even with the mask on...15 and already 6'2"...WOW!!!! The tallest man in our family is my hubs at 5'10!!!

  3. What a fun idea for a sweet 16 party - Dawson looks AWESOME! The girls must fall all over him at 6'2"!! And your card is absolutely perfect for the theme - what fun patterns and that mask is super with the feather!

  4. He looks fantastic Betty! I bet you are so proud :) Your card is fabulous! Love the masquerade mask!!! Perfect for the celebration! Happy Holidays!

  5. Love the real feather on the mask and what a great shot of your son! My son is 14 and 5'11 and growing wildly LOL!

  6. Beautiful birthday card. So festive and fun!
    Happy Holidays from the team at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. We are so glad that you joined our Anything a Goes Challenge this week. Thanks for playing along with your pretty card and sharing the sweet story of your son's party. They grow up so fast!

  7. I love this card Betty. Love that mask. What a great photo of your son.


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