Comedy and Tragedy Mask Stamps – Visible Image

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!


Ok, on to Sharon’s brilliant project…

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.


Comedy and Tragedy Mask stamps -Visible Image



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.


Comedy and Tragedy Mask stamps - Visible Image


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.


Stamps Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):
https://visibleimage.com/product/maskerade/      https://visibleimage.com/product/music-speaks/

Other Supplies:

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.

Hugs,
Sharon xx





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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Tomorrow we have a fabulous blog hop with our friends at My Sweet Petunia.. creator of the MISTI!



There are 2 amazing prizes on offer so make sure you stop by for all the details tomorrow.



Tomorrow afternoon we are launching 6 exciting NEW stamps sets and 8 awesome NEW stencils!!! You won’t want to miss them…


See you tomorrow for a fabulous and fun filled Friday!

Mark & Helen xx


 

The Story Behind The Mask

Good Evening! Wow it has been nearly 2 weeks since we have blogged… so sorry!

We have been so busy finalising NEW stamp and stencil designs, and orders have been incredible too! There are only so many hours in the day so something had to give… hopefully though, if you are a member of our Facebook group, you will have already seen some of the latest cards and projects our Design Team have created. If not, come and join us there… and show us what you have created with our stamps and stencils too!


This evening Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog sharing an awesome card she created with some brilliant stamps…



The card I am sharing today uses the fab Maskerade stamp set from the February 2018 release. I made it for Craft Stamper’s March edition, you might have spotted it in print.. and I can now share a few details.



I wanted a piece of inky card for the background and used these distress colours. I stitched round the outside with my sewiing machine.



I stamped the happy mask on gold and the sad on cream card and fussy cut them out.



I decided to make mine into “real” masks using ribbons and eyelets.




And then put together my card..





And if you are interested to know which “story” is behind my masks they are pages from Charles Dicken’s “A tale of two cities”.  My Hb gave me an old copy he no longer needed and I use it lots in my crafting.



Here are some close ups.






and one last shot



Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bye for now,
Jane x




This card is absolutely awesome Jane! What a brilliant idea to use pages from that book as your story.. love the ribbon too! Thank you Jane ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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NEW Stamps Previews – Day 4

Hi there! Wow is it Thursday already?! This week is flying!! Just 5 more sleeps until we fly off for very exciting adventures in Phoenix!


Today we are previewing more exciting NEW stamps..
Launching at Creativation next week..
pre-orders from tomorrow!!! (Friday January 12th)

 

Let us introduce..





Dramatic comedy and tragedy masks with an awesome quote!



 





Stunning cracked glass stamp with such a true quote.. we really are so fragile aren’t we ♡





Our super talented Design Team have been creating amazing things with these stamps…

















These awesome projects will be blogged soon.. so keep an eye out for them!

Thank you ladies, they are all superb ♡ ♡ ♡



All our exciting new stamps are (of course) all designed by Mark Alexander!

 

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If you are heading to Creativation, you will find us @ Booth #539 in the International Pavilion!


Come back tomorrow to see the final 2 previews! You won’t want to miss them!!

THEN.. tomorrow you can pre-order all our NEW stamps!! Yay!


Thanks for checking out our Day 4 previews today.. if you missed Days 1 to 3 you will find them HERE!

Mark & Helen xx