95 posts categorized "Melissa Rusk"

12/02/2018

Sun 02

Peace
by Melissa Rusk

We got our first big snow this past week so I felt it was time to make some cards with snowflakes on them.

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I went with a different color scheme for this card and die cut snowflakes from the Crystal Snowflakes set and the Pinpoint Snowflake Circle Frame set in two colors of teal paper. I added some splatters of gold glimmer mist on the diagonal to give the snowflakes a path to land on.
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Once the snowflakes were glued to the card I added gold sequins, clear drops and pearls to add more sparkle. I stamped the word peace from the Bold Christmas Greetings set in a coordinating teal color.

Have a wonderful and crafty day!
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11/27/2018

Tue 27

A Sweet Tag
by Melissa Rusk

Today I have a sweet stamped tag to share with you. It would be perfect on a gift or a baked treat this holiday season. Let's get started!

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I started with a white tag and I stamped the background from the Typewriter Holiday Elements in a light teal color just to give the tag some texture. Next I took two white circles that I cut out and stamped them to become peppermint candies. Here is a photo tutorial of how I stamped them.
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Using the smallest solid triangle from the That's Acute Triangle stamp set and started stamping. I inked up the stamp in red and with the point of the triangle in the center of the circle I started to stamp. Leaving a little bit of white between each triangle I kept stamping, trying to get the center points to line up. It's ok if at some point in your stamping the center looks a little weird, it will all even out when you get to the last triangle. I did this twice to get my two peppermint candies. It was so fun!
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I added some clear wink of stella glitter pen to the candies to make them sparkle. Then I finished off the tag with the cute Gingerbread Cookie die that I cut in brown paper and used red and green enamel accents to decorate. 

Have a fabulous and crafty day!
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11/15/2018

Thu 15

Noel
by Melissa Rusk

We are getting into that busy season of the year where time to make things seems to disappear. Today I have quick and easy card that you can make in minutes.

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I started with some navy patterned Christmas paper and made a rectangle to put on my white card. Then I die cut the beautiful Starlit Nativity Scene die in a gold mirror card paper. I kept all of the pieces of the die together and glued it to the card. I love the way this die just shines on the gold paper.
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To finish it off I stamped the word noel from the Typewriter Holiday Elements stamp set. This card is easy to create for a last minute gift or if you have a lot of cards to make and want something simple.

Have a fabulous day!
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11/10/2018

Sat 10

Gingerbread Cookie
by Melissa Rusk

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Today I have a fun stamped card that I want to share with you all. For the background of my card I did some partial stamping with the background stamp from the Typewriter Holiday Elements stamp set. You can see a picture of how it stamped below.

For the red paper I took one of the triangles from the Equal Triangle stamp set and used a red ink in the same color as my paper to create the tone on tone look for my patterned paper. I alternated the triangles as you can see below and I love how it turned out. It's so much fun to stamp your own patterned papers, I hope you give it a try!

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For the cute Gingerbread Cookie, I cut him out in white paper 4 times and glued them all together, it makes it look like a thicker embellishment. Then I colored him in with Copic markers and used some enamel accents in red and green to create the look of frosting.

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

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10/30/2018

Tue 30

Merry Christmas
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Tuesday! When I first saw the That's Acute triangle stamp set I immediately thought of Christmas trees. I love the simple and graphic look that these stamps give.

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I stamped the larger triangle with the lines in it first and started with the center tree. I left a little bit of space between each of the big trees for the smaller ones to get stamped in. The smaller lined tree got stamped in the spaces and I stamped them in a different and slightly darker green ink, it's a little hard to tell the difference in the photos but in person it makes a difference having the second color.
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Then I stamped the Merry Christmas in red ink from the Bold Christmas greetings stamp set. I added some red gems to top the trees and finish them off. Fun tip, I didn't have any red gems so I used a red Copic marker to color some white gems and it works perfectly. It's a great way to make sure that your gems always coordinate in your projects!

Have a fabulous and crafty week!
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10/05/2018

Fri 05

Thankful
by Melissa Rusk

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Happy Friday! Today I have some new dies to highlight that are perfect for Fall. I started with the beautiful Stitched Maple Circle Frame die and cut it out of a gold mirror card paper. To color the leaves I used my Copic markers on this shiny paper, you could also color them with alcohol inks as well. It's such a fun technique and another way to get more out of your alcohol markers or inks.
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I glued it all to the card and then I added a gold mirror card thankful that I cut using the Thankful Jotted Script die over the leaves. A fun and easy card to send to someone you are thankful for this season. Have a great weekend!
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09/21/2018

Fri 21

Peace
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Friday! Today I have a clean and simple card that is perfect for the rush of the holiday season.

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I started with a navy blue card and added three strips of silver washi tape, leaving a little space in between each piece of tape to create the background of my card.

Then I die cut the Winged Dove in a white card stock and I used some foam tape to glue it to the card over my washi tape stripes. I then cut the Peace Cheshire Script in white and glued it to the card under the stripes of washi tape.
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This clean and simple design could be used with a variety of Memory Box dies. Switch out the dove for a snowflake and change the sentiment to Merry Christmas. You could also change up the colors and make birthday cards or thank you cards with the same design. Make a few cards with different sentiments and this same simple design to make a cute set for a gift. The possibilities are endless!

Thanks for stopping by the blog and have a wonderful weekend!
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09/15/2018

Sat 15

Spooky Fun!
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Saturday Friends! Today I have a fun and a little bit spooky Halloween card to share using one of the new dies from the Holiday release. Let's get started!

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For my spooky purple background I covered a white sheet of paper with a purple Distress Oxide ink with a foam blending tool. Once all of the paper was covered with ink I sprayed it with water to create the oxide magic. Then I added a spray of a shimmer mist to make it sparkle.

I die cut the Woodland Bridge Frame in black and then covered it with clear Wink of Stella to make it sparkle. I die cut a circle moon and added a little bit of ink before gluing it all to my card.
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My final touch was the eyes. I glued them to the scene in a few different places to look like a spooky creature peeking out at you. Thanks for visiting the blog today and have a fabulous and crafty weekend!
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09/07/2018

Fri 07

Let it Snow
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Friday! I love that the challenge this month is all about one of my favorite things, washi tape. I have built up a large stash over the years so I decided to break some of it out for my card today.

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I knew I wanted to use the Crystal Snowflakes on my card so when I went to my washi tape drawer I kept that in mind. I picked some silver, blue, teal and black tapes, some with glitter and some without to use on my background. I cut out a piece of white paper and started in the top corner with my tapes on a diagonal and secured them next to each other, filling in colors and patterns as I liked. It was so much fun and made me want to make more use of my tapes.
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I kept the bottom portion of the cardstock without tape so I would have room to stamp my sentiment from the Typewriter Holiday Sentiments set. This stamp set is so great and I have already gotten a ton of use out of it, so many great sayings! I glued three of the snowflakes that I die cut in white and covered with a Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. I added some clear gems on the snowflakes to make them sparkle a little more to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by the blog! I hope you pull out some tape and enter the challenge this month that was posted on the 1st!
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08/27/2018

Mon 27

Glad Tidings
by Melissa Rusk

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Happy Monday! Today I am sharing a fun technique and one of the beautiful dies from the new release. I die cut the Delicate Pine Frame in white for my card and used some glitter to create snow on the tree branches. For the background I took a piece of photo paper and some liquid water colors. I put a few drops of the different colors on the paper and then sprayed them with water to get the color to move around the paper. I took a paper towel at the sides to collect some of the extra water as it ran off. Then I just let it dry. So easy and fun!
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I used foam tape to glue down the frame and then I stamped and embossed the glad tidings sentiment from the Typewriter Holiday Sentiments stamp set to finish it off. Have a wonderful week!

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