39 posts categorized "Melissa Rusk"

03/29/2017

Wed 29

Happy Easter
by Melissa Rusk

It's hard to believe that the month is almost over and that Easter is on it's way. Today I decided to get a jump start on my Easter cards using some of the fabulous new butterfly dies that were just released.

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For this card I die cut the Potenza Butterfly Trio out of a pink sparkly paper. I glued them to a white piece of paper that I die cut using the largest rectangle in the Pinpoint Rectangle Layers set. 

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For the beautiful Happy Easter Journal Script I used a silver mirror card paper. I love how the silver jumps off the card. To finish the card I added some sequins. You could use this same design with a happy birthday or thank you card all year long.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, have a great day!

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03/16/2017

Thu 16

Avezzano Butterflies
by Melissa Rusk

Spring is just around the corner friends! Today I have a card using the beautiful new Avezzano Butterflies die to share with you.

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I wanted this card to feel like stained glass so I used black paper for my die cut. I glued it onto a piece of white watercolor paper so I could use my Zig Clean Color Brush Pens to color in the butterflies. I added some clear gems for the butterfly bodies once everything was colored and dry.

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I love a simple and bright card that makes a statement. This could be used for a Spring birthday or even an Easter card. I can't wait to make a few more in some different colors!

Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by the blog!

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03/03/2017

Fri 03

Happy Birthday!
by Melissa Rusk

I don't know about you, but during the Spring months I need a lot of birthday cards. So I decided to get a jump start with this floral birthday card I want to share with you today.

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The Stitched Aster Corner and Stitched Aster Blooms dies are so pretty. I die cut the Stitched Aster Corner in a green paper and then die cut the Stitched Aster Blooms in a coral color. I glued them to a white background on a kraft paper card for a simple color scheme.

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I am so in love with the Happy Birthday Friendship Script die, it is so beautiful. I know it's going to be one I reach for a lot. For the center of the flowers I used some gold enamel dots to add a little bit of sparkle.

Hope you have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!

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02/24/2017

Fri 24

Best of Luck
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Friday friends! Today I have a fun card for St. Patrick's Day or just to send to someone who could use some good luck wishes. Let's get started.

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For this card I started by making a fun splatter background using the metallic watercolor set that you can find in the Birch Press shop. They are so fun to play with. I painted some on the background and then I loaded my brush up with watercolor to create the splatters.

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I die cut the Pot of Gold in black and gold and used foam tape to glue it to the card. Then I die cut the best of luck in black and attached it to the card. To add just a bit more gold I finished the card off with some sequins. 

Thanks for stopping by I hope your weekend is filled with lots of good luck!

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02/11/2017

Sat 11

Pretty In Pink
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Saturday! Today I have a quick and easy Valentine's Day card if you are in need of something last minute. Let's get started!

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For this card I used the new Square Basics Set and die cut three different sizes of squares. One in dark pink, one in light pink and one in white. Then I die cut the beautiful Heart Party Circle in the dark pink card stock and glued it to the white square.

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I stamped the xoxo from the So Many Things to Love stamp set in a coordinating pink ink onto the card. To give it a little bit of sparkle, I used my clear Wink of Stella brush pen and added some glitter to the hearts. A quick and easy card for your favorite Valentine.

Have a great weekend!

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02/03/2017

Fri 03

Thinking of You
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Friday friends! For my card today I had sunsets on my mind. I took that inspiration and came up with a simple thinking of you card that would work for so many occasions.

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To create this card I started by die cutting the Tall Fern Left Corner die in black card stock. I placed it on my white card stock to get an idea of where I wanted it. I used some post-it tape to mask off the rectangle where the die cut would go so I could ink my sunset inspired background.

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For the inking I started in the bottom left corner with my darkest ink color. I used Tim Holtz Distress inks in Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin and Squeezed Lemonade. Once it was all inked I took the masking tape off and then I was able to glue my die cut over my sunset. I stamped the thinking of you from the So Many Things to Love stamp set and then added a line of pearls under it.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

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01/20/2017

Fri 20

Spring Flowers
by Melissa Rusk

This week has been warmer than usual and it's got me in the mood for Spring. It's my favorite time of year! Today I made for you a bright Spring floral card using some new dies. 

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I used the new Budding Peony die along with the Climbing Vine die for this fun card. I die cut the Budding Peony twice. Once in the green to get the stems and then again in pink for the flowers. I trimmed off the flowers in pink and glued them onto the green die cut.

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I glued the Climbing Vine that I die cut in the same green as the peony stem to the card first. Then I glued the Budding Peony to the card, lining up the stems at the bottom. To finish the card I added some pearls to the centers of the flowers.

I hope that you have a great weekend!

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01/04/2017

Wed 04

Filled with Love
by Melissa Rusk

It's day 3 of the Blog Blitz friends! I hope you have enjoyed seeing all of the new products this week as much as I have! Today I have a Valentine's Day card to share with you using two brand new dies.

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It has been so dark and gloomy here that I used all of the bright pink I could find to use on my card today. I die cut the new Heart Connection die in a dark pink and glued it to the card. Then I die cut the Happy Valentine's  Day Elegant Script die from a bright pink mirror card paper and glued it to the card.

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It adds a beautiful sparkle to the card! Now for the fun part. Want to win the super cute Heart Connection die? Leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on January 8th to enter.

Be sure to keep checking the blog all week long for more new products and chances to win!

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12/22/2016

Thu 22

Merry Christmas
by Melissa Rusk

It's hard to believe that we are only a few days away from Christmas. Today I have a quick and graphic Christmas card for you, let's get started!

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I used the Circle Bump Borders set for this fun card. I die cut each size in the set in alternating colors. Then I glued them all together and placed them on the card on an angle.

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I stamped the Merry Christmas from the Christmas Botanicals stamp set to finish it off. This design would work great with any colors and would be great for a birthday or thank you card.

Have a wonderful day!

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12/10/2016

Sat 10

Snowflake Ring
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Saturday friends! It is supposed to snow again this weekend so I decided to celebrate that with a snow filled card. Let's get started!

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I started with the snowflake stencil to create the background of my card using a blue ink on white paper. I then die cut a circle in a coordinating blue paper and placed it on the card. The Snowflake Ring die was cut with white paper and then glued to the circle.

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The Brushstroke Peace die was used to cut out the silver glitter peace. To finish it all off I added in some clear gems.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend filled with real snow or the fun kind you can make with paper!

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