Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Masquerade Party!!!

My Mom's 50th Birthday was this year and I was struggling to pick a theme for the party. I already did the "over the hill/graveyard/dress in black" 50th Bday party for my Dad 2 years prior. Plus I didn't think the morbidity goes over as well with fickle we are! Well my Mom just so happened to e-mail me a video that had dance clips from tons of movies and the Labryinth ballroom scene came up. I have loved that movie since it came out and always dreamed of attending a Masquerade Ball. So I replied back to my Mom asking if she liked Masquerades and if she ever wanted to go to one...and she replied YES!!

I began the frantic search to find the perfect decorations, and supplies for the invitations too! We only have two scrapbook stores in our town and I love them both, but Pearl Printing had just what I needed this time around! This silver cardstock was perfect for creating a glamorous mask which I hand drew and cut. I added lots of glitter, some bling, and don't forget the fabulous feather!

The invitations were placed inside a clear envelope, which was inside a white envelope!
I used Versamark on the pink paper to create a watermarked-glitter-embossed swirls under the mask.
The glitter on the mask was extra thick and super glamourous!
The room was booked, the date was set, the invitations went out and then I realized (after noone could make it) that I planned it on graduation night...dur. SOOOO I made a re-invitation, LOL. This time around I designed it digitally and printed them out on cardstock. The digital masks are from Princess Sophie Design (P.S!) that I purchased at The Little Scrap Garden. The swirls are Dainty Swirl brushes that I purchased at Scrap N' Fonts.

More to come on the food and decorations I made for the party, so stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by today!


hirstine said...

hi... where did you get the supplies in making that? super like it...if its ok to you, can you give me the template... thanks

Mimmers49 said...

Hirstine, I made the mask myself and then cut them out of a silver mirror type of cardstock. To create a good mask draw a 1/2 of one then fold it in half to create the other half.

apl_rogan said...

would you be interested in making me ten invitations I am not artsy at all those are amazing. I am hosting a bridal shower and the theme is masquerade. my e-mail is

Anonymous said...

I wanted to ask, what font did you use for this?
It's just absolutely amazing!

Anonymous said...

How much would it be if you made me 50