93 posts categorized "Melissa Rusk"

08/03/2018

Fri 03

All is Calm, All is Bright
by Melissa Rusk

Hello and happy Friday friends! Today I have another card using one of the fabulous new dies from the new release. They are all so beautiful and so much fun to work with!

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I started with the beautiful Holiday Lamp Post Frame die and cut it out in white. I cut a circle in white to fit inside the frame and used some of my Distress Oxide inks to make a background. I started with a yellow ink where the light in the lamp would be and then finished the rest of the circle in a teal color. When you spray these inks with water the magic happens, the oxide inks give a cool effect and it looks like a winter day.


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I glued everything to a white card and added some silver ribbon and a stamped sentiment from the Typewriter Holiday Sentiments set to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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07/28/2018

Sat 28

Woodland Bridge Frame
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Friday friends! Today I have a card using another fabulous die from the new Holiday release, let's make a card!

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This Woodland Bridge Frame die is so fun, you could use it for any season and that deer is just the sweetest. For my card today I started by die cutting everything in white cardstock, then I got to work on my inky background.
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I picked 4 colors of Distress Oxide ink, a teal for the water and then two purples and a yellow for a wintery sunset. I started with the water and my blending tool and then worked my way to the top. If you get a harsh line when adding a new color, go back over it with the previous color ink you used to soften it. I had to do that with the teal and the purples to create a softer change between the colors. Then I made some Oxide ink magic by spraying some water and adding some drops of a glitter mist to create that fun reaction.
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I glued all of the layers to a white card and then added some glitter on the trees and the ground to make it look snowy. Thanks for stopping by the blog today, have a wonderful weekend!
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07/20/2018

Fri 20

Floating Swan
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Friday everyone! Today I have a fun card using the Floating Swan die to share.

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or they background I had some fun with liquid watercolors. I used a sheet of photo paper and placed a few drops of two different blue liquid water colors. Then I sprayed the paper with water and watched the colors move on the paper. I added a gold shimmer spray on top to make it sparkle. Once everything was dry I die cut the Floating Swan in order to get the ripples on the water I created.

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Then I die cut the swan in a white paper and used some Copic markers to color it in. I glued it all to a dark blue card and then added some sequins to finish it all off. 

If you have some liquid watercolors give them a try on photo paper, super fun way to use them!
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07/06/2018

Fri 06

Awesome!
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Friday! Today I have an awesome card featuring the fun Wave Ribbon Collage die. Let's get started!

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First I cut 4 colors of cardstock all around the same size. I used black, pink, purple and a neon green. For each piece of cardstock I die cut the Wave Ribbon Collage die twice to make it bigger. Once all of the colors were cut, I layered them on top of each other making sure that they did not overlap so you could see each color. I had to trim some of the edges with scissors to make it work.

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Then I used the Awesome Jotted Script die and glued it to the card to finish it off. There are so many fun possibilities with the Wave Ribbon Collage, I hope you try it out!


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06/29/2018

Fri 29

Full of Roses
by Melissa Rusk

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Today I have an inky, fun card to share using the beautiful Rose Bloom Collage die. To start my card I used several colors of alcohol inks and created a fun background on Yupo paper. Then I die cut a piece of white cardstock by positioning the rose die in a few different places on my paper to fill up all of the space.


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Then I glued the die cut piece carefully to the alcohol ink background and on to the front of my card. To finish it off I created a glitter black frame and glued it to the card. It was so fun to play with alcohol inks, it is a technique that I am going to have to try again. 

Have a wonderful weekend!
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06/23/2018

Sat 23

Thanks
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Saturday! Today I want to highlight a few of the new dies from the latest release. It has been so fun to see all of the design team using them this week. 

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For my card today I used the beautiful Hutton Border die and I cut the edge on the front of the card. I just love how it turned out. I glued a piece of teal paper to the inside of the card, it makes the die cut edge really stand out.
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I added a piece of silver glitter paper to the front of the card and then die cut the two layers of the Thanks Jotted Script die. The background layer was cut in vellum and the top layer was cut in a black mirror card. I glued them to the card to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by the blog have a wonderful weekend!
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06/06/2018

Wed 06

Rainbow Beauty
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Wednesday friends! Today I have a bright and colorful card to share with you all, inspired by warmer temperatures and spring blooms. Let's get started!

 

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For my background today I decided to get a little inky. I masked off a wide stripe with some tape and started to ink a rainbow using a foam blending tool and some different colors of ink. I started with the bright pink and worked my way down until all the colors were blended together how I wanted them. Then I used some shimmer spray to create the glitter dots before taking my tape off. 

I stamped the sentiment from the Bee Yourself set, but after inking it I wiped off the second letter e since I didn't use a bee on my card today. Don't be afraid to wipe off letters to get your stamps to work for you.

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I die cut the Vine Butterfly in black and then used a clear glitter brush pen to make it sparkle. I glued it all to a black card and added some gems to finish it off.

Have a fabulous and crafty week!
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05/19/2018

Sat 19

Bright and Happy Birthday!
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Weekend! Today I have a bright and fun card that I created with some of my ink cubes and some washi tape. Let's get started!

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For my card I wanted to use my ink cubes in another way so I started out with a piece of white paper and some thin washi tape. I took pieces of the tape and put them down at different angles to create a masked off area of diagonal lines. Then starting with the pink ink cube I dragged it over the top left corner of my paper. 
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I continued dragging the next two colors until they were all as dark as I wanted them. You could also do this part with an ink blending foam for a different look. Once it was how I wanted it I took off the tape and revealed my white lines. 
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I layered the background on to a pink piece of card stock and then onto a black card base. Some washi tape was added to the front before I added my die cut Sentimental Happy Birthday to the card. It was cut out in black and then I added some clear Wink of Stella pen over it to make it sparkle. I finished it off with some black gems.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, I hope you have a bright and crafty weekend!
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05/08/2018

Tue 08

Blossom Circle
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Tuesday! Today I have a sunny and bright card to share with you inspired by the sun and blue skies we have been lucky enough to have this week.

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I used the beautiful Blossom Circle die and made it the focus of the card today. I die cut it in white and then glued it to a light blue circle I cut out using the Wrapped Circles set. This was layered with foam tape onto a larger circle in a darker blue. 

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The yellow plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn and it added the right amount of sunshine to my blue card. I finished with a few pearls on the flowers.

I hope you are all having a wonderful week!
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05/04/2018

Fri 04

I Believe in You!
by Melissa Rusk

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It's the end of the school year and a perfect time to send someone a little extra encouragement. This cute stamps set Bee Yourself got the job done. I started with the background of the card. I used the Hex Drift die and I cut it on a white piece of paper 5 times. Each time I turned the die around to create this background. I glued it on to a piece of cardstock that I colored with small ink pads. Using two different yellow colors I stamped the small square ink pads all over a white piece of paper to get the pops of yellow you see through the background.


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I stamped the I bee-lieve in you sentiment and two bees from the set on white and then colored them with a yellow Copic marker and some clear wink of stella glitter for the wings. I mounted it on a black piece of paper and glued it to the card. I finished the whole thing off with some black gems.

Have a fabulous and crafty weekend!
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