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.

Challenge February 2015


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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!


  1. Base:  Bookboard, 5.5×7.  This size was already cut.  Holes drilled with a Big Bite.
  2. First Layer:  Graphic45 paper, with metal book corners.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Group of Gears:  There are three, they are a combination of Tim Holtz clock faces, Tim Holtz gears, Graphic45 stickers, and watch parts.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!


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