26 Apr 2018

Phantom of the Opera Ticket Wallet

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. 

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.

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.co.uk/product/maskerade/      https://visibleimage.co.uk/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.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

ARTastic Challenge Blog April - Black + White + one other colour
Crafters Castle April - Anything Goes with optional make it dimensional
Crafting With Friends #65 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge #413 - Anything Goes optional CAS 
Creative Fingers Challenge #145 - Anything Goes
My Time To Craft #369 - Inspired by a film
QKR Stampede #292 - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy #17 - Anything but a card
Polkadoodles #16 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #56 - Anything Goes

Visible Image social media and other links (just click on the words in capital letters):

SHOP where the fantastic stamps are sold
BLOG with all the latest news and posts
FACEBOOK PAGE with info, inspiration and weekly giveaways
FACEBOOK GROUP come share your work with us and enter the monthly 'show and tell' challenges

That's it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx


Siv said...

Fabulous!!! Thanks for joining at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - and Good Luck :)
Siv -DT

Judy V said...

Ooooh! I love Phantom of the Opera! Great project! Thanks for sharing with us t Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge! Best of luck with your entry!

Sherri said...

Fabulous idea & great design! Wow, this would be a fantastic gift presentation for theater tickets! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Jac Curran said...

This is wonderful and very dramatic, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your design, inside & out, love your bold colour combo & textures too!
Thank You for entering the challenge at the Crafty Catz - TracyM Guest DT :)

Tone K. said...

So cool! :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at ARTastic! :)

Jackie C said...

Stunning creation, everyone would treasure this, perfect for our challenge too! Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Pause Dream Enjoy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @ PDE

The Craft Princess said...

Very creative and fun!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle

Karen McLaughlin said...

Thank you for joining us at ARTastic this month. Such a beautiful card. :)

Billie A said...

I just love your wallet. So creative. Awesome colors and design. I am so glad I saw this project and you shared over at Pause Dream Enjoy
Billie A
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Janis Lewis said...

So Cute! Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
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Tanya Heritage said...

Oh I love the clear embossed music staves on the black card, very effective.
Thank you for joining us at ARTastic this month x