Wednesday, April 10, 2024

BPM/IBFS - Make a Wish

Welcome back to Paper Play!

You can probably tell from my creations that I'm a fan of the vintage style.  I'm an old soul - I remember my mother telling me that as a kid.  I love photos, postcards, and newspapers from bygone years.  I love the smell, the feel, and to think about what life must have been like for them.  That's what drew me to the Silhouettes #1 stamp set from I Brake for Stamps.  There are so many nostalgic images to stamp and tell a story with . . . so many possibilities.

The first stamp that I wanted to create with is the one featured on today's card.  It's the silhouette of a family standing by each other and looking forward.  There's a lot of love to be felt from them.  I envisioned them looking out at the stars in the night sky and making a wish.  Perhaps they're enjoying a warm summer night or waiting for some July 4th fireworks?  Either way, I feel a sense of closeness and happiness when I see them.


Here's what I used to make it:

Here's how I made it:

  • Started by blending the sky backdrop on a white card panel; began at bottom with pink, worked up to purple, and then blended the blue.
  • Stamped the image with black ink; stamped twirly leaf element in black on each side.
  • Used the vintage handwriting digital paper from Steampunk Romance to make the shadowbox frame; added some grunge to it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Attached the card panel to the back of the shadowbox frame with craft glue.
  • Distressed an A2 Kraft card panel with Vintage Photo Distress Ink; attached shadow box to front.
  • Used a fine tip gold metallic marker to add some stars into the sky.
  • Added the Make a Wish sentiment strip to the shadowbox frame.



It's such a simple, yet beautiful, card that is perfect for a birthday, an anniversary, or just to say I love you.

I hope that you enjoyed this post and learning more about why I chose to create with this stamp.

Until next time . . . be well!

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