My husband recently went to a Masquerade ball for a works function and needed a mask.
We looked at buying one from Amazon and Ebay but none were quite what he was after. For the function he was going to be wearing a tuxedo with a 2 tone red dickie bow but we could not find the right sort of style or colour.
He asked if I could make one. I had not done anything like this before so wasn't sure I would be able to pull it off but I said I would give it a try.
I did a Google search for a template and there were loads to choose from, mainly colouring page. I printed a couple off and experimented with the sizing and style. This seemed to be the best one as he didn't want it to be too feminine. The placement of the eyeholes wasn't quite right so it was a case of measuring up to his face and adjusting where necessary.
Once I had the final template I then drew round it on 240gsm black cardstock. I used a couple of sheets of double sided tape from Affixit Crafts. It is quite thick and super sticky so perfect for helping to stabilise the mask.
The paper I have used is a thick wrapping paper that I bought from Paperchase many moons ago. It is a metallic gold background with a red flocked scroll pattern on top. It is very opulent and perfect for this kind of project. Paperchase do an amazing range of wrapping papers. Each sheet is the equivalent of 8 A4 pieces of paper and they cost between £1 and £3 depending on the finish. I find it can be a great source of gorgeous printed and handmade papers that are far too nice to wrap a gift with.
The outside edge is a trim that has been stick down with a thin red line adhesive tape. This tape is super strong and is my go-to tape for when I need to guarantee good adhesion. The eyes have been trimmed with gems from The Works.
Finally I added large gold eyelets using my Cropadile and some elastic to go round his head. I also made a matching pocket square from the same paper.
I wasn't sure if it would be substantial enough to last the night but it is still alive :)
It got passed around many people and featured in lots of photos so I class that as a success.
Materials Used : -
Paper - Wrapping paper from Paperchase
Embellishments - Gems, trim, eyelets
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)
- 613 Avenue Create – #230 Anything Goes
- A Bit More Time To Craft - #110 Anything Goes
- A Perfect Time To Craft - #2 Anything Goes
- A Place to Start - Masculine Card or Project
- Cardz 4 Guys - #238 Use Brads or Eyelets
- Classic Design Challenge - #2 Anything Goes
- Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper - Any Patterned paper
- Creatalicious Challenges - #181 Anything Goes
- Creative Fingers - #180 Anything Goes
- Incy Wincy Designs – Anything Goes
- Jan’s Digi Stamps - #8 Anything Goes
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #126 Anything Goes
- Love To Craft - #43 Anything Goes
- Mix It Up Challenge - #34 Anything Goes
- Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
- Pearly Sparkles - #48 Include Some Red
- The Creative Crafters - #25 Anything Goes
- The Paper Funday Challenge - #14 Anything Goes
- Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
- Unicorn Challenge - #51 Anything Goes