Iron Stamper – Progressive Layout

Welcome back! Next up in my Iron Stamper series is my layout. This is called a Progressive layout as you start with a small sized layout (in my case an 8×8 layout) which you mount onto increasingly larger sizes until you finally have a 12×12 layout.

Here’s the finished layout.

Isn’t she gorgeous? That’s my youngest, Christine, taken last Easter on an egg hunt. Just love the close up of her chocolate covered face!!

Here is my 8×8 page. 
I started with an 8×8 piece of Blushing Bride card stock to which I added a strip of one of the patterned papers from the Spring Fever Simply Scrappin’ kit and a punched border strip of Chocolate Chip. The photo is mounted onto a piece of 5×7 Whisper White card stock. Across the bottom I stamped and embossed my favourite image from the Mixed Bunch stamp set. I used my Jayne’s Type Alphabet stamps for the ‘C’ which I mounted behind the 1-1/2×2″ Beveled Window Pane (also in my Iron Stamper kit but I forgot to mention it before – oops!) I threaded the 5/8″ Whisper White Organza Ribbon through the Window Pane and, to help it pop, mounted it onto a Lucky Limeade Blossom over a sticker from the Simply Scrappin’ kit.
Next I created this 8-1/2×11″ page.

I used my Hello Doily stamp to stamp a Blushing Bride doily slightly off the page and embellished it with a Large Pearl. I then mounted this piece of Whisper White card stock onto an 8-1/2×11″ piece of Chocolate Chip card stock. The title took me a bit of time to figure out. I started with my Alphabet Soup On Board letters to which I adhered some Daffodil Delight card stock. I inked the edges in Chocolate Chip but they still looked flat so I stamped them with the Mixed Bunch stamp that I’d used on the 8×8 page – in tone on tone Daffodil Delight. 
The little picture of Christine was mounted onto Chocolate Chip card stock and I used Dimensionals to pop it off the page even more. Behind the picture is a cluster of stickers from the Simply Scrappin’ kit.

And last but not least, my 12×12 base layer. I started with the vertical strip of patterned paper from the Simply Scrappin’ kit then added a strip of Daffodil Delight card stock that I’d edged with my Scallop Trim Border punch. On top of that is a border sticker from the Simply Scrappin’ kit and then finally 3 more pictures of my cutey mounted onto Melon Mambo card stock (from the SS kit).  

Across the top of the page I put some stickers from the SS kit and finally, in the corner another stamped, embossed and punched out Blossom with a Fluerettes II Accent and Embellishment and a Large Pearl layered on top. This whole flower sits on top of a tiny piece of 3/8″ Blushing Bride Pleated Ribbon.
Here’s a look at it coming together.
The starting 8×8 page.

Added onto the 8-1/2×11 page.
And finally, here’s another look at the finished 12×12 page. 
I will freely admit that this page took me awhile with lots of trial and error but the final result is (IMHO) stunning! I love all the layers! I would never have incorporated so many if I hadn’t been purposefully making this a progressive page but I think I will have to use this approach again.
Hope you enjoyed it. Stay tuned for my cards!

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2 Responses to Iron Stamper – Progressive Layout

  1. Roxy says:

    This is a very cool idea, I’ve never heard of it! But you’re right, the results are fantastic!!! This is a gorgeous layout, all the elements and finishing details are fabulous! Maybe you should frame it for easter? It’s really windy today and I need to take the puppy for a walk, grrrrr! So, bye for now, Rox.

  2. Nancy says:

    What a great idea! Nice l/o and cute photos 🙂

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