Sunday 13 November 2016

Faux Rust Card

Hi, crafty friends!

I am sharing with you a mixed media card I made for my wonderful blog friend and a super talented teamie Autumn for her birthday!

I decided to use a faux rust technique with some of my favourite dies and to create my own patterned paper as a background. 

Here is what I came up with.

I used a piece of a manila cardstock and put a coat of white gesso using my palette knife. Then I used my Iced Spruce Distress Inak pad directly onto my surface. Next I used my Multi Medium and a brush to move the ink around the manila card surface.
To achieve a more stucco look without any brush marks, I used my baby wipe to manipulate the mixture of Matte Medium and a DI. Once dry, it becomes permanent. 
I used my Watering Can Archival ink and the Tim Holtz Large Distress Damask stamp to create a pattern on my background. I distressed the edges with my DI in Vintage photo and attached the whole thing onto my kraft card base. 

I pulled out some of my favourite dies to cut out the shapes out of the cardstock. I used my Spellbinders Seth Apter's die (Robo circle), Tim Holzt mixed media die, Cottage Cutz Doodle Flower set #2 and my Sizzix Heart Wings Bigz die for this project.
I decided to achieve a rust effect on my die cuts and you can check out my faux rust technique tutorial HERE.

I love to add some fabrics on my projects so I cut a stripe of a vintage cotton fabric and glued it down onto my  patterned background. 

I used my Distress embossing powders in Vintage photo and Black soot onto my heart die cut and applied some Decoart media White Antiquing cream on some spots. 
I also used Tim's Big Chat sticker book and some remnant rubs for the sentiment. 

This is it for today! I hope you like my faux rust birthday card :)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments! I read and appreciate each and every one of them!

Hugs! Branka xx

Scrappy Land - challenge #53 - Anything Goes - I used Sizzix and Spellbinders dies


  1. this is beautiful Branka - the rust is fabulous - love it to pieces and I'm sure Autumn did! Hugs rachel x

  2. Oh boy, Branka! This card is a lovely combination of femininity and grunge, which I just adore! You have achieved a perfect balance of the two with that lovely damask stamp and the perfectly rusted die cuts! This is just an amazing work of art, my friend, and I'm sure Autumn is treasuring her card! Lots of love to you and Happy Sunday! Big hugs!

  3. Oh wow, Branka, this is absolutely stunning!! I love, love the rust effect!! It looks amazing!! The texture and details are fabulous!! What a gorgeous card this is!! I know Autumn adored it!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Oh my, Branka, this is gorgeous! The rusted elements are fabulous and look so beautiful against the wonderful Damask background. I LOVE that Seth Apter die you used too. Truly beautiful work my friend, Autumn is a very lucky lady!! Big hugs, Anne xx

  5. A stunning card. Your damask background looks fabulous and your 'rust' covered die-cuts are amazing. Great tutorial too.
    Thank you for joining in with the November challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  6. Gorgeous card Branka! Love that background paper against wonderfully done heart.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  7. This is so awesome, and wonderful for our Vintage Challenge, great job, love the embossing. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.
    Leanne DT/4CC!

  8. Wow this is awesome. Love the rosty feeling in it. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  9. Wow great card! And so creative! Love it! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends and good luck xx

  10. Branka, I just love your amazing stamped background - love, love, love! And the rust is a great offset, how amazing! Hmmm, I have a little envelope from a special friend waiting for me to open on Wednesday... Now I'm even more anxious!!! ;0 Hugs, Autumn

    1. Branka, I'm so thrilled to see this fabulous card as a top 3 at Creative Artiste! Boy, if only they knew just how beautiful it really is! What a treasure. Congrats and thanks again, I continue to enjoy it as it sits on the ledge in my office. Hugs, Autumn

  11. Wow, an amazing mixed media vintage card! Love the background, definitely has a vintage wallpaper feel to me. Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Nance, DT 4cc

  12. Wow Branka, this is so amazing!! Love the damask design in the background, such an elegant backdrop for those fantastic rusted pieces! The texture and eroded effect you achieved on the focal piece is beyond incredible, wow!! I love the strip of burlap too, a lovely addition to this amazing card! Autumn is one lucky gal to receive such a work of art for her birthday!! hugs :)

  13. Elegance meets rust! Yeppers, and in such a fascinating way. I absolutely love this design. The damask background creates the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous rusty bits. I bet the card even smells good! Hehe! The SA dies are so fun! This is my new fave of yours B! Autumn is a lucky lady to receive this! Your designs are always so fun and original dearie. Wowzers! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

  14. Hello... it’s so nice to see you have joined us again with another one of your fabulous cards. Super image and great use of texture. Beautiful card design. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends... Good luck in the draw and we hope you will come back again soon.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  15. This is a super mixed media card.
    Glad you dropped it onto the front porch at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  16. Beautiful technique. Lovely work. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Judy DT

  17. Delighfully rusty! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Artiste this month!

  18. Hi Branka! I saw this was one of Creative Artiste's Top Picks! And it is no secret why! It's a gorgeous mixed media piece of artwork! Well done, and big congratulations! autumn is one lucky lady to receive this for her birthday! Sending hugs!


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