The February challenge at So Suzy Stamps is…LOVE!
This was easy…I *love* this new airplane stamp from So Suzy Stamps.
Also, I love women that pursue their dreams; those like Amelia Earhart.
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This all started with a stamp that I loved, but was having a difficult time figuring out what exactly I wanted to do with it. I let this sit for a while and just thought about it. Then Monica posted a steampunk card and I *knew* I wanted to do something steampunk. In retrospect this seems so obvious. As I was thinking through the design and the *Love* theme creating a tribute emerged as I played with embellishments.
The size is really a function of the second layer of paper. This was the first thing I chose and I didn’t want to cut it, because the edges were already embossed!
- Base: Bookboard, 5.5×7. This size was already cut. Holes drilled with a Big Bite.
- First Layer: Graphic45 paper, with metal book corners.
- Second Layer: DCWV Happily Ever After paper pack. This was distressed with Honey and Walnut. The photo corners are Graphic45. I also put a brown line on the inside of the photo corners with a marker.
- Third Layer (flower paper): This is also Graphic45, distressed with Honey to tone down the bright colors. I used a punch on the edges to give more interest.
- Group of Gears: There are three, they are a combination of Tim Holtz clock faces, Tim Holtz gears, Graphic45 stickers, and watch parts.
- Lower Right Embellishments: The button with the woman (Amelia!) is an old (vintage?) button, the letters (AE = Amelia Earhart) are Tim Holtz, and the thing the letters are resting on is an open metal tab.
- The Image: The paper is textured and distressed with walnut stain, honey, and soot. The airplane is from So Suzy Stamps, inked with soot. In the propeller I put a Tim Holtz gear with a watch part.
- The wire that serves as the hanger is something *very* stiff that I found in the Michael floral department. It is covered with something raffia like. I thought it would be perfect for Steampunk projects and I was right!