123 posts categorized "Melissa Rusk"

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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04/30/2019

Tue 30

Shaker Card Fun
by Melissa Rusk

Hi friends! Today I have a fun take on a shaker card using one of my favorite dies from the Spring release, the Underwater Scene die.

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To switch things up on this card I cut out a circle on the front of my card that was a little bit bigger than the Underwater Scene die and then I glued my shaker to the inside of the card. Such a fun change!
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I die cut everything in white and then colored the background circle in a deep teal color with a blending brush and some ink. I sprayed it with a mist of water to create some droplets of lighter color. This can be done with most dye inks.
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I built the shaker by gluing the Underwater Scene to a piece of acetate. Then I added two layers of foam tape around the edge of the frame and then put in some sequins. I sealed it up with the teal circle and then glued it to the inside of the card.

The birthday fishes sentiment from the Oceanside Typewriter Sentiments set finishes it off!

Thanks for stopping by the blog, have a wonderful day!
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04/26/2019

Fri 26

Oceans of Love
by Melissa Rusk

Hello friends! Today I have a watercolored card to share with you. I have been rediscovering my love of watercoloring lately and I decided to make it work for this ocean scene today.

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I die cut the Sailboat Frame die in watercolor paper and then got to work playing with my new watercolor set. I painted the water with two blue colors and then set it aside to dry. For the sunset I started at the bottom with pink and then added more colors to get the look I wanted. I blended them together with water and I just love how it turned out.
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Then I painted the boat and clouds with just some simple colors to make the sunset stand out. Once everything was dry I was able to glue it all to the card.
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I stamped the sentiment from the Oceanside Typewriter Sentiments set and then added a few sequins to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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04/18/2019

Thu 18

Easter Tags
by Melissa Rusk

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Today I have some quick and easy tags for your Easter baskets this weekend. I started with some white tags and then used different colors of washi tape to decorate them. On one tag I put all the tape at an angle and the other I just added it straight. It looks cute both ways!

I added the super cute Gentle Bunny die to the center of each tag and finished each one off with a coordinating ribbon.

Easy and cute for Easter morning! Have a wonderful day!

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03/15/2019

Fri 15

Thanks for Your Kindness
by Melissa Rusk

Hi friends! Today I have a card that could work for a lot of different occasions. The Butterfly Frond die is perfect for Spring, Easter or just because.

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I die cut the Butterfly Frond die in a white paper and then used my Copic markers to color the leaves and the butterfly. I cut a circle in a similar size from the Circle Basics set and used the Broken China Distress Oxide ink to color it in. When you spray the oxide ink with water it creates this fun textured look to the paper.IMG_9216

When I glued the butterfly together I just put a dot of glue on the body so that the wings could stand up. I took a pencil and curled them around it a little to add dimension. An enamel dot completes the butterfly body.

I stamped the sentiment from the Springtime Typewriter Sentiments set to finish off my card. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
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02/20/2019

Wed 20

You Are Mer-Mazing
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Wednesday! Today I have a card to share using some of the latest release. These dies and stamps are so much fun!

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I loved the mermaid from the Mermaid Wonder Frame die and I cut her out in a white paper. I colored her in with Copic Markers. I took the fish from the Underwater Scene die and did the same thing. Cut out in white and then colored with Copic Markers.

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For my background I used a piece of glossy photo paper. Using two different colors of liquid water colors I placed drops on the paper. Then I took my mist bottle filled with water and sprayed over the drops.
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The sprays of water will send the color in different directions on your paper. If you get any pooling of color near the edges, just place a paper towel next to the paper to pull away the excess water color. Let the paper dry and then you can trim it down to fit on your card.
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I finished the card off with the cute sentiment from the Ocean Typewriter Sentiments stamp set. I added some clear gems and some clear Nuvo drops to make bubbles on the water.

I hope you try out this technique, it's super fun and you get a different look each time you do it depending on how much water you spray and in what direction.
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02/12/2019

Tue 12

Showering You With Love
by Melissa Rusk

With Valentine's Day coming up fast I have a quick and easy card that would be perfect for this  week or even a wedding or baby shower card. It would be easy to change up the colors to fit the theme of the bridal shower or baby shower.

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I started with some bright pink paper and die cut the Heart Sprinkles die. It's so cute! Then I layered it on a lighter pink paper before putting it on the card.
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The stamp set from Birch Press Designs called Wishing You the Best has so many great sentiments to choose from. The showering you with love is so cute, I stamped it on the side of the card and then finished it off with some little enamel heart stickers that I had.

Have a wonderful day!
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