119 posts categorized "Melissa Rusk"

07/26/2019

Fri 26

A Simple Hello
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Friday! Today I have fun card using one of my favorite techniques, paper weaving.

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I started with 1/4 inch wide strips of paper, I cut 7 blue and 7 yellow. I placed the yellow strips close together and taped the top of them to the table with washi tape. Then I took each of the blue strips and wove them into the yellow one by one. Once the weaving was finished I took the tape off and used some liquid glue to secure it before gluing it down to the card.
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On top of my paper weaving I placed the pretty Layered Poppy that I die cut in white paper. I die cut it twice and glued them together to give the flower some more dimension. I finished the card with the stamped hello from the Big and Little words stamp set and glued down some little dew drop gems.

I hope you have a great weekend!
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07/15/2019

Mon 15

Bright Birthday Fun!
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Monday! Today I have a bright and fun birthday card to get the week started.

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For this card I started with the Little Hibiscus Blossom die and cut it in white. Then I used my Zig Clean Color Brush pens to color the flower. I love the bright color that came from mixing pink and purple pens.
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On my card background I first stamped my sentiment from my favorite stamp set right now, Big and Little Words. I masked over the stamped area with some washi tape. Then I added four more strips of washi tape in two other sizes to make more stripes. I used a blending brush and some teal ink to make my striped background.

Once it was dry I glued everything together. Some clear dew drop gems finish it off.

Have a fabulous week everyone!
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07/09/2019

Tue 09

Pretty Posies
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Tuesday friends! Today I have a bright and cheery card to share using some washi tape in a fun way. Let's get started!

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I created my watercolor background with some thin washi tape and some watercolor paper. I placed the tape all over to create different size shapes until I liked how it was looking. Then I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pen in a teal color and placed some color in one part of each shape. I used my water brush to fill in the rest of each section with color. Once it was dry I removed all of the washi tape and my background was ready to go.
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I then die cut the Scribble Posies Background die in watercolor paper and used some of the same brush markers and my water brush to color them in. 
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Once the flowers were dry I added them to the card. For a final touch I used a black Glaze pen to make dots in the center of the flowers. The Glaze pen adds a little shine and dimension to the centers of the flowers and is a fun accent.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, have a wonderful day!
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07/03/2019

Wed 03

Lots of Stripes!
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Wednesday! Today I want to share how I made my card for this months challenge. It is all about stripes and I created a fun watercolor card for you today.

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I started with my striped background. Using watercolor paper and a larger paint brush I painted the black stripes all the way down, leaving some space in between. If the color didn't come out as dark as I wanted then I just painted over it again. Super fun and super easy!
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Then I started to paint the colors for my flower and leaves. I put down some water in the shape that I wanted the flower, it's a little bigger than the stamp. Then I took some pinks and reds and dropped them in the water until I liked the colors.
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Once this dried I did the same thing for the leaves in green. After the paint dried then I stamped my flower and leaves with versa mark ink and used a black embossing powder to make them stand out.
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To finish the card I stamped and embossed my sentiment and then added some black paint splatters with my wet brush as I tapped it over the paper. I added some bling with sequins and gems.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
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06/26/2019

Wed 26

With Love
by Melissa Rusk

Hi friends! Today I have a sweet little card that would be perfect for this summer wedding season. 

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I used the beautiful Birds and Blossoms die and cut it in white paper. I then inked a light teal circle with my blending brush and glued the die cut over the top of it.
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I added some pearls and the stamped sentiment from the Big and Little Words stamp set. This card would be easy to customize to match the colors of the wedding you are attending just by changing the card color and the ink color.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
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06/16/2019

Sun 16

A Trio of Poppies
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Sunday friends! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Today I have a card to share using the Layered Poppy die, let's get started!

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I cut out the Layered Poppy in white paper three times and glued them all together. To make my square background I made my own stencil with the Square Basics set and used my ink blending brush to fill them in with a teal ink.
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So fun and something I know I will try again! I kept to a teal and white color scheme on this card and glued my stenciled piece of paper to a teal card and then added some darker teal strips of paper to clean up the edges of the white paper.IMG_0118

I finished the card off with three little clear gems in the bottom corner. So fun and easy too.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
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06/09/2019

Sun 09

Thinking of You
by Melissa Rusk

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Today I have a sweet and simple card using the Scribble Leaf Branch dies. I cut the outline and the background in the same green paper and glued them together.
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I layered some papers that I had, a green stripe that is the same as the leaves and then a green speckle paper. It would be easy to make your own speckle paper with some watercolor paint and a paint brush. I added some gold washi tape and then stamped my sentiment from the Big and Little words stamp set. To finish it off I added some green hearts and it's ready to send to a friend.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
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05/27/2019

Mon 27

Roses and Thanks
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Monday! Today I have a sweet and simple thank you card featuring the new Antique Rose Cluster Label die. It makes card making so easy when the dies are this pretty!

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First I die cut the Antique Rose Cluster Label die in white paper. Then I colored the die cut piece with Copic Markers. Once the outline was colored, I glued it to a piece of white paper that is 3 3/4" x 5". At this point it looked nice and I could have just stamped my sentiment and finished the card but I decided to add some more color with my markers and I filled in the open spaces on the roses and the leaves.
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After I got the coloring how I wanted it I stamped the Thank You from the Big and Little Words stamp set. I glued it to a pink card and finished it off with some sequins.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, have a wonderful and crafty week!
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05/21/2019

Tue 21

Thank You
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Tuesday! Today I have a sweet and simple thank you card to share with you that uses one of the new floral dies.

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I die cut the cute Layered Rose die in white paper and then used my ink blending brushes to color the flower pink and the leaves green. On the base of my card I used some light teal ink that coordinated with my card and inked a small area on the right side using one of my bigger blending brushes.
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Once I glued the flower down I was able to stamp my sentiment from the fabulous Big and Little words stamp set. This set is one I know I will reach for again and again, it has so many wonderful sentiments to choose from!

To finish off the card I had some clear gems that I glued down around the flower to add some sparkle.

Have a fabulous and crafty day!
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05/19/2019

Sun 19

Rose Bouquet Card Set
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Sunday! Today I am sharing how to make a set of cards that would make a great gift for someone using two of the new stamp sets from the April Release. Let's get started!

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I picked out 5 different colors of cardstock and used ink colors that coordinated to give the tone on tone look that I wanted. Then I stamped the beautiful Rose Bouquet stamp on each card. If you have a stamping tool like the Misti it makes this so fast.
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Then on white strips of paper I stamped sentiments from the Big and Little Words clear stamp set. It had some perfect basic sentiments that everyone would love to have on hand in a set.
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Don't forget the envelopes! What makes this gift set extra fun and special is the coordinating envelopes. I stamped a few of the smaller individual roses on one corner of each envelope to make it extra special.
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This set would be fun done in white cards and envelopes and different colors of ink. Pick the favorite colors of the person you want to give the set to and make it extra special.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
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