To start my layout I first of all prepared my background paper. I used the plain green side of the Coggler paper, but to add some interest I stamped a brick pattern using white gesso. In case you are wondering which stamp I used, well the answer is none! Instead I used Kaisercraft’s brick embossing folder. All I did was to brayer some gesso onto the folder and stamp the surface onto my background.
To add further interest I did some stamping using the coordinating stamp set. What a great versatile stamp set this is too. I can see me getting a lot of use from this set. Now for the acetate. Usually when I use acetates I put the elements under the acetate and place the acetate on top. However this clock acetate has a fairly busy design. If I constructed my layout with this as the top layer it would have been difficult to see the underneath layers. To overcome this, I placed some die cuts under the acetate, and then constructed most of my layout on top of the acetate. I adhered my photos showing my gorgeous son at various ages, and then embellished the layout with some Die Cut Collectables. Some of the die cuts are adhered with foam tape to add dimension.Below you can see the different layers that make up this layout-stamping, acetate, die cuts, and that lovely semi transparent decorative tape. All these layers add interest without adding bulk.