Thursday, January 21, 2016

Masquerade! {avery elle}

Hi there!

This my second post today. If you're looking for my Neat and Tangled card, click *here* or scroll down.

I'm on the Avery Elle blog this morning, with a little Mardi Gras card.

masquerade {avery elle}

The stamp may be called: Mardi Gras, but I am a huge Phantom of the Opera fan. I saw a matinee perfomance on a class trip in the 8th grade, and I was hooked. I still know all the words. Running through my mind right now: masquerade, paper faces on parade. hide your face so the world will never find you.

My teen angst loved the anguished drama.

Anyone else?

I wanted to incorporate the level of mystery and elegance and opulence that I remember from the masquerade ball scene in Phantom, so I opted to heat emboss the images in gold, and give them just a whisper of color.

masquerade {avery elle}

To create the background, I rubbed pink ink in a circular motion on my white card, and flicked on some purple ink over top.  I die-cut that mat using the wonky stitches larger rectangular die, and used the sentiment banner from that set as well, to house the greeting.

Some clear droplets from the Pretty Pink Posh store were the perfect, subtle embellishment.

I hope you like it!



  1. I like your card and I like this pretty new mardi gras set!

  2. This is gorgeous! I love the color palette, the soft pinks--so bright and feminine!
    Take care!

  3. ThisThis is so cool and beautiful

  4. I saw Phantom of the Opera in a traveling broadway show. Amazing!! I LOVE your card. The soft colors in the background, the beautiful mask. Such a lovely creation.