Thursday, December 18, 2014



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 me.....lol.   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!


Betty


10 comments:

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

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  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!!!

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  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!

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  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!

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  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!

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  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!
    ~Michelle
    http://www.michellezerull.blogspot.com

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

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