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Crackle Accents and French Script Floral

Good Monday morning.  My project today was made for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges being held over on Splitcoaststampers. My good friend and teammate, Bev Gerard’s challenge title was Clearly Hopeful, and she challenged us to create a card using something clear.  Bev supplied these ideas for us: acetate, cellophane, jars, dew drops, text bubble stick-ons (weren't they called "page pebbles"?), clear die cuts, clear embossing, cracked glass, images of glass pitchers, drinking glasses, eyeglasses.  I chose to play with my Inkssentials Crackle Accents.

I stamped the Rubbernecker French Script background and the French Script Frame image using Antique Linen distress ink. I used my  Mega Mount  with the large stamps and it helped create a perfect image.

KC French SCript 3 right
I sponged the cardstock to create more depth of color and then applied the crackle accents to the full script layers. I allowed them to dry and them die cut the flower and foliage. I must admit that I was very impatient for the accents to dry so finally took my heat gun to it. LOL!!

KC French Script 3 center

I used my craft knife to cut the frame center and mounted the frame on the card base with mounting tape. I assembled the flower and attached to the center of the frame opening. I arranged the foliage around to create a floral spray and attached a few pieces of branch punch to soften.

KC French Script 3 left

If you have trouble getting your background images to stamp clearly then you may want to try out the  Mega Mount. It has a slightly curved surface that transfers pressure to only part of the stamp at a time, ensuring a crisp and clean impression every time. It works great with clear and cling unmounted stamps.  It is 6” x 6”with a great handle and is perfect for large stamps.

Mega Mount Acrylic Stamp Handle

I hope you have a wonderful week.  Don’t forget to check out my blog candy opportunity.  You can find out the details on yesterday’s post.

French Script FrameFrench Script Background 

Poppystamps Dies, Blooming PoinsettiaPoppystamps Dies, Lorelai LeafBRANCH Pine Martha Stewart Medium Paper PunchMega Mount Acrylic Stamp Handle

   Accents, Crackle  Accents, GlossyGlue Dots, 3/8Ink Blending ToolATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderHeat It Craft ToolDistress Ink Pad, Vintage PhotoSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Comfort Craft Craft Knife by Ingvild Bolme

Stamps: Rubbernecker  French Script  and French Script Frame Ink: Distress Ink  Antique Linen    Paper: Vanilla Accessories: Poppy Stamps  Blooming Poinsettia , Lorelai Leaf , Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Inkssentials Crackle Accents, Glossy Accents , Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool , Mounting Tape , Craft Knife, Glue Dots, ATG, Mega Mount, Heat Gun