60 posts categorized "Melissa Rusk"

08/04/2017

Fri 04

Pretty Poinsettias
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Friday Friends! Today I have another new and beautiful die to share with you from the Holiday release. These pretty poinsettias are perfect for Christmas.

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For this card I started by die cutting the Poinsettia Oval in a shimmery white paper. Then I die cut the Poinsettia Oval Background flowers in a red glitter paper. I lined up the red glitter flowers and glued them to the Poinsettia Oval. Using foam tape I glued the Poinsettia Oval to a shimmery white oval of the same size.

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I used the largest oval from the Studio Oval Layers set in a green glitter paper for my card. I glued everything to an embossed dot card stock and added some gold glitter gems to the centers of the flowers to finish it off.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by the blog!

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07/22/2017

Sat 22

Let it Snow!
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Saturday! I hope you all have loved the projects on the blog this week as much as I have. Today I am pretending it's not in the 90's outside with a hint of a winter wonderland.

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To create this winter scene I die cut the Stitched Tree Horizon, the Snowy Cabin and the Snowbanks Drift dies in white and layered them on the card.

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I die cut the Let it Snow Perky Script in a silver glitter paper and then glued it to the card. I added a gem to dot the letter i since I always seem to loose those little dots when I put the card together. To finish I created my snowy background by adding dots of snow with a white pen.

Now for the fun part! Want a chance to win the Snowy Cabin die? Leave a comment to this post by Sunday, July 23rd at 11:59PM EST.  One comment will be selected at random to win the die.  Good luck!

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07/19/2017

Wed 19

Snowflake Fun
by Melissa Rusk

Welcome to day 3 of the blog blitz! Today I have a card that is snow much fun!

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I used the beautiful Tisdale Snowflake Collage for my card today. I die cut the collage in a white card stock and then glued silver glitter paper behind it to make my snowflakes sparkle.

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I glued it to a navy blue card and finished it off with a sweet little blue bow. Now for the fun part!

Would you like a chance to win the Tisdale Snowflake Collage? Leave a comment to this post by Sunday, July 23rd at 11:59PM EST.  One comment will be selected at random to win the die.  Good luck!

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06/29/2017

Thu 29

In My Prayers
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Friday friends! I have had an idea for the fun Stitched Leaves die set for a while now and today I finally got a chance to make it happen. Let's get started!

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To create this wreath on my card I started by die cutting the Stitched Leaves three times in a white paper. Then I used two different colors of green ink to color the leaves.

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Once all of the leaves were colored I started on the wreath. For my guide I cut out the Pinpoint Circle Frame and glued my leaves to the outside circle. The first layer of bigger leaves were glued down first and then I added in the smaller leaves using some foam tape to build the wreath.

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I stamped the sentiment from the Prayers Sentiments stamp set in a dark gray ink and glued it all to my card. To finish it off I added three pearls that I colored with a coordinating blue Copic Marker to match my card base.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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06/16/2017

Fri 16

Water You Doing?
by Melissa Rusk

Summer is in full swing here so it's time to escape to the beach! Since I can't make it to the actual beach I decided to create an ocean themed card.

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The Seal of Approval stamp set is so cute. I decided to stamp the smaller seal for my card today and I added the beach ball on top of his nose. Then I used some masking paper and stamped another seal to protect the card while stamping the waves.

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I then stamped the saying and finished it off with the little water drops in the same color as my waves. I colored my image with Copic Markers. I used C1, C3, C5, G12 and B01 for this cutie. I glued the stamped piece to a teal card and finished it off with a coordinating rick rack.

I hope you have a great weekend with a little time by the water!

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06/02/2017

Fri 02

Wishing You a Happy Birthday!
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Saturday! Today I have a bright and cheery birthday card to share with you using some of the products from the latest release. 

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For this card I started by stamping the candle from the Wishing You Sentiments stamp set repeatedly. I used an ink that was the same color as my paper to create this tone on tone look. I die cut a circle and stamped the happy birthday sentiments in coordinating colors.

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I die cut the bubble burst die in a purple card stock and then I trimmed the edges of my paper before putting it on the card. To finish the card I added some gems and sequins to make this card sparkle.

I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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05/27/2017

Sat 27

In My Prayers
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Saturday! Today I have a sweet get well card to share with you using some of the latest release from Memory Box. Let's get started!

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For this card I used the Leafy Ring die and cut it from white paper. I put some green card stock behind it to make the leaves pop. I die cut the Perky Prayers die in a purple and it fits perfectly in the middle of the Leafy Ring die. I then stamped in purple a saying from the Prayers Sentiments stamp set in a coordinating purple ink. 

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I glued this on to two different purple pieces of paper on my card base. For the gems I didn't have any in the right color so I used some clear gems and colored them with a purple Copic marker to make it all match. 

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

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05/12/2017

Fri 12

A Whale of a Good Time
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Friday Friends! I have another look at the fun stamp set Whale Hello There to share with you today for our Blog Blitz.

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I just love the waves in this stamp set! I stamped them 4 times on the base of my card in a darker ink of the same color to create the background. Then I stamped these cute sea creatures and die cut them using the coordinating die set and colored them with Copic Markers. To add the texture to the whale and the octopus, I used dots of the same colors I used to color each image as well as some dots of the colorless blender. It creates such a fun look.

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I stamped my sentiment on a light blue strip of paper and glued it to the card. I added the sea cuties with some foam tape and finished the card off with some sequins.

Now for the fun part! Want a chance to win this cute stamp set? Leave a comment to this post by Sunday, May 14th at 11:59pm EST.  One comment will be chosen at random to win the stamp set.  Don't forget to check back during the week.  Each designer post will have its own chance of winning a prize.  Good luck!

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05/10/2017

Wed 10

Whale Hello There!
by Melissa Rusk

Welcome to day 3 of the Blog Blitz! Today I have a fun card using the new stamp set Whale Hello There! It has so many cute sea creatures and sayings I know you are going to love.

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For my card today I started by stamping the whale and die cutting him out. He is super cute! I colored him with my Copic Markers in colors C00, C1, C3 and C5. I added some dots with the markers to give him some texture.

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Next I die cut the new Pinpoint Circle Frame. I stamped the waves onto the inside circle using a teal ink and my sentiment in black ink under the outside circle. To put the card together, I used a foam tape to glue the outer white circle to the card and then with a regular tape runner I glued the stamped circle to the card. Some more foam tape for the whale and a few sequins finish off the card.

Now for the fun part! Want a chance to win this cute stamp set? Leave a comment to this post by Sunday, May 14th at 11:59pm EST.  One comment will be chosen at random to win the stamp set.  Don't forget to check back during the week.  Each designer post will have its own chance of winning a prize.  Good luck!

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04/27/2017

Thu 27

Simple and Sweet Birthday
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Thursday friends! Today I have a sweet and simple birthday card to share with you all. Let's get started!

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I picked a simple design and just a few colors to let the dies shine. I die cut the Tall Fern Left Corner in a green and glued it to a white card stock. For the Happy Birthday Friendship Script I used a black mirror card paper to give it that little pop of shine.

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I just love using the mirror card paper with words, it takes a simple card to the next level. I glued everything to a teal card base to finish. 

Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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