Saturday, February 10, 2024

BPM/IBFS: You Belong to Me

Hey there, crafty friends!

Thanks for coming back to Paper Play.  Today’s post is all about L-O-V-E.  I am what you might call a hopeless romantic.  I always have been.  I’m also not ashamed to say that music, movies, the news, and even commercials can make me tear up - especially music.  It speaks to me on a personal level.  I truly believe that there is a song for every occasion or moment.  With this in mind, I heard a song in my mind as soon as I saw these photo booth stamps on the Blank Page Muse website.  Do you know, “You Belong to Me”?  No . . . not the Taylor Swift song!  Or even the great Carly Simon pop song.  I heard the original You Belong to Me, made popular by Jo Stafford in the 1950’s:

See the pyramids along the Nile 
Watch the sun rise on a tropic isle
Just remember, darling, all the while
You belong to me

I used this song as the inspiration for my design: photo booth photos of two couples, a classic car, some vintage grunge showing the age of the card, and words in colors that remind me of that decade.  I framed the card panel with the black card stock of the card base.

I used the following Blank Page Muse products to create it:

Here’s how I created it:

  • Stamped classic car in black ink at the bottom center of card panel
  • Filled in metallic accents on car with a silver gel pen
  • Stamped the photo frames (from Deep Red Stamps) with three shades of Distess Ink (Tea Dye, Antique Linen, and Lost Shadow) to get the color I was looking for
  • Stamped the couples with vintage photo and colored them in cool gray shades
  • Added some aging with Antique Linen Distress Ink
  • Adhered the photos to thr frames with double sided tape
  • Decided where I wanted to place the photos so that I knew where to stamp the romantic words
  • Stamped the words in various colors
  • Affixed photos with double sided foam tape
  • Added light grunge to the card panel with Antique Linen Distress Ink
  • Affixed card panel to card base with double sided tape

Overall, a very simple card to create!  But it tells a deep story of two couples, from years gone by, the special times they shared together, and their love that grew stronger.  What better way to tell your special someone that you love them?

I hope that you enjoyed your time with me on Paper Play today.  I look forward to the next time.  Until then . . . be well!


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