Thursday, 15 February 2018

Faux Rusted Background Card



Hi bloggers!  Today's video shows you how to get a little messy and create a faux rust background, it is ever so easy to do!  You just need to let your inner grunge out a bit! LOL










The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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94 comments:

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue

I love today's card It's gorgeous I love it when you do these different style cards. Have a great day

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very different card today, looking forward to watching the video to see how it's done. Sue xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A brilliant card Thank you.
Take care and keep warm Kitty.

hollyberry said...

I do like this different type of card from you. Somehow messy and rusty but still with your elegance. Amazing!

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue this is awesome. a bit steampunky and a tutorial to show the way, woohoo. What a pity I have to work as I want to get down to it right now. Thanks for sharing and have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A very different look from you today, will watch the video later.
Thank you
Jan x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Oh so different to way back when, to the early years when I found you and your lovely inspirational blog. I'm not a grungy type gal more CAS but I think I see why people enjoy this style. Sorry that this is a long post but must share with you and anyone else that reads all the days comments. So who has joined me in being a shop card critic lol ? I had the most beautiful sweet card from my keeper yesterday, a delicate shaker card with a really meaningful sentiment within the shaker heart (so I'm told) how many of you receive a lovely shop card but the first thing that jumps out at you is wonky ribbon or wonky mats etc well the first thing I noticed wasn't the sentiment it was all the delicate sequins, tiny jewels all stuck to the acitate ! After kissing and thanking him for another beautiful card, I then went into the reason why it has happened as he was really disappointed I couldn't see how meaningful it really was. We ended up laughing about it as apparently we are too critical and as card makers difficult to buy for as it takes longer to find the 'perfect' shop card without any booboo's and 'wonks' so there you are, although we are very grateful for the cards we receive the buyer gets cold feet and we're too critical lol anyway, I hope a pleasant Valentine's was had by you without a 'wonky' card or a shaker card that you could read.
Sending love and hugs to you for a happy fun day xxx

TDQ Karen said...

I love this look fantastic art xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
Such amazing card this morning so different from your style. It has a hint of steampunk to me. I think we al like to try some thing different. Looking forward to watching the video.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today and very different style for you. Must try this.

Barbara V

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, quite different. Not to my taste but I can appreciate all the work that has gone into it.

Michele

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A great card for those difficult males, love the colours you've used (even made a note of them for when I next need inspiration).
Thank you for the tutorial.x

Netty The Runner said...

Great card for the guys.
Annette x

Chris Curry said...

I have watched the video and really like what you did and the results, but not sure I am brave enough to try it. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xxx

karenlotty said...

Great idea for a male card Away from Home at mo but itching to have a go at getting a little messy

rosiejt said...

I haven't watched the video but that's a great card!

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, lovely creation, will watch video later

Received my blog launch winning die yesterday thank you

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Recieved my die yday. Many thanks. Looks fab.

Marleine Rayner said...


Morning Sue,

Love this card. Great idea.

Enjoyed your video, very informative, thank you. X

Clai01 said...

Sue's inner grunge always makes me smile, as it always looks fantastic too. x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, you have created a great card and video for all into steampunk. This style does not appeal to me but I know it has a great following. I did however, purchase the Ransom Note Birthday die from your Industrial Chic collection as I thought it would be great for male cards.
Marion S x

gwen70 said...

Brilliant card, love it

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a lovely male card today really unusual I like it when you throw something in unusual make us all think outside the box going to make a cuppa and sit watch the video

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Monring Sue
I like this card but not the flowers I just can't adjust to the shapes, off to watch the Video now!
Love Marg

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

An alternate look for you, very grunge!
I've never really mastered the look, I'm your clean and simple lines sort of gal...this messes with my OCD :-)

Krafty Runner x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Oh Wow!....so much lovely rust and grungy textures - makes me want to roll up my sleeves and get stuck into making something like this myself - off to watch the video now...

Marion - I bought the Ransom Note Happy Birthday too - it's my most used die at the moment, it's so versatile and doesn't have to look grungy does it - it all depends on what card you use and what you do to the diecut afterwards....love it to bits!

Izzy

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue a lovely very different card today
Love it thank you
Love June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

catherine lyons said...

Hi SUE
A great card for the male love the video thanks for sharing.
Catherine V94 xx

Anonymous said...



Hi Sue

This is my kind of grunge, your card is beautiful. I find myself using the industrial corner die rather a lot just lately for both male and female recipients.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Don't do grunge myself but your card is fantastic, really enjoyed watching the video.]
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Sorry Sue,
Forgot to say I received my prize die yesterday, thank you.
Lydia
X

Mavis L said...


Good morning Sue. What a lovely card for
the males in the family. will watch video
later love the background. Mavis L x

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

a beautiful steampunk card, a great background...
Never thought that I could use my spiral flowers for a steampunk card but it works great.

Rolf xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love grunge cards will watch video later great card. love Jean Z xxx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I love this. I have just watched the video and Ohhhh you made it look so very very easy. I need those colours though. I only recently started to invest in these oxide inks so I have been buying 1 each time I go in our craft shop. I am definitely going to try this. Does any one know where you can buy a mat that Sue is using to apply the inks so she doesn't mess anything up please? I would appreciate if someone could let me know.
My lovely new winning die arrived yesterday Thankyou so much Sue. It's my Lovely Sisters birthday next week so I am saving it for her card.
Has anyone heard from Pam or Elaine and Helen.... am hoping all is well with them. Sending best wishes to everyone and keep warm..... although it's a sunny morning here.... it's still freezing outside
Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds




KarinsArtScrap said...

this is fab and great card Sue fantastic background and layout
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - not often we see any grungy cards from you and I can't wait to watch the video later today as not only does it make a great male card but it would be great for a scrapbooking page too. Thank you for yet another amazing card. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today which isn't your usual style but a hint of steam punk fits right in. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Yvonne xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
There were some techniques today I haven't done in such a long time, I love grunge style but haven't tried it with oxide ink (don't own any yet) but the more I see cards made with the oxide ink the more I want them. The copper micro beads are a must and look fabulous in the centre of flowers, but also look great as accents! Just got off night shift so off to bed.
Hugs x
Heather T

Kate's Cards said...

I love mixed media and the grungy look of this card.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue A very different look for you but still lovely I bought some of your industrial chic dies but haven't got round to using them yet! I must buy some oxide 8nks they look fabulous
Stephanie I know what you mean about bought cards I feel the same way!I think when you make things yourself you start looking more closely at bought goods & it's easy to find fault with them!I'm also the same with clothes as I used to do a lot of sewing!
Sending good wishes to all

doreenj said...



Not sure it is for me, but it is still
a lovely card,



Doreen x

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I can't say this my kind of card to be honest with you but I
Think ur colours are good and I like what u done with the
Cobweb effect very inspiring

JOY Xx

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Fabulous card love it the colours are amazing I would frame this for home décor it is

stunning.

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

Bejay Roles said...

Ooh...I love this one, Sue. Getting down and dirty when I'm crafting is my favourite road to travel. Thanks for sharing with us.
Bejay xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The colours blend so well with your industrial chic die cuts and flowers. Not something I would make

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Have been under the weather and missing!
Today’s card is not a “ me card” but I can admire all the effort which went into it.
Ann ( Toppcards) Leeds - you need a non stick, heat resistant craft sheet! They are brilliant and last for years. I know Julia Watts has them available in her Craft Shop - I checked! Hers is a CE one. Hope this helps you.
Agree about bought cards! People spend a fortune sometimes on something that we could do and do better in ten minutes! They then put handmade on the back! By whom I often wonder!
Love to all, Myra ( Friend of Maureen! ) xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today. I love the background. I had one quite similar for my birthday.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Not my style of card, but interesting background.
Looking forward to watching the video.
Rosemary xx

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Wow, fantastic. Just love it. Well done. Have a good day every one. Smiles. Jan.x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, just because I don't do grunge myself does not mean that I can't admire it when others do and this card is a particularly lovely example. With your Industrial Chic collection I think that Chic is the operative word and that some of the dies could be used on a more everyday style card - you always give us so much versatility. I enjoyed the video, it is always a pleasure to see you work your magic

Laine - I hope things went better for you today.

Frances

CraftyJo said...

My 'inner grunge' has been out for years!! Love it :)

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Different but still a lovely card with a beautiful background.I will watch the video later.

Laine - Hope everything went well today.

Hugs from cold Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

Judith Tucker said...

I love this card.

Suzzette Yandle said...

You do grunge so well. I enjoyed your video. Thank you for showing me how I could do this type of card design.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇 Award Winning
Thank You For Another Truly Tremendous Video Tutorial Also A Superb Card
Your Video Tutorial As Always Is So Informative You Break Things Down So They Are
Easy For Us To Follow........................
I Love The Background You Created With The Very Beautiful “Distress Oxide Inks” Fabulous Colours
I Love All The Different Textures Used On Today’s Card..........
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut 🥥 White/Brown Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Copper Micro Beads “
“Rangers Clear Perfect Medium Sticky Ink Pad”
“Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads Walnut Stain/Cracked Pistachio/Spiced Marmalade” Beautiful Colours
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨ 🥇
“Sue Wilson’s Spiral Flower Cutting Die” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 9 Cutting Dies) Superb Flowers...
“Sue Wilson’s Mixed Essentials” (From The Industrial Chic Collection 10 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Swirl Cutting Die” (From The Industrial Chic Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Dream Cutting Die” (From The Expression Collection 6 Cutting Dies)
Beautiful Card Fantastic Video Tutorial Plus The Still Photographs Are Extremely Impressive
Sue, Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do..................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I'm afraid I don't have an inner grunge to let go but I love how you do it, as always I enjoy watching you craft
Myra I missed you these last couple of days, sorry you've been under the weather xx
Laine hope today goes to plan and you get your MRI done

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends
Pat

Lilly said...

A beautiful card Sue, it is so textured and dimensional. My lovely background die arrived yesterday from the blog launch, along with the mini Happy Birthday die I had purchased. They are both truly stunning and I can't wait to use them. Thank you once again for your generosity. Lilly

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is one of my all-time favourites. It is exquisite, the textures in it and the colours. Just stunning. And video is also fab.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Fab post using some of my favourite dies. Love all your steampunk/industrial range and have them all. The colours work perfectly with them and background is gorgeous...

Pauline Austen said...

Great card for men in particular. Unable to watch the video but will catch up later. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, I really like the dies that you have used.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

ursula said...

A very interesting background you have made here Sue, not seen it before and ended up a really lovely card, I will definitely give it a go, the embossing of the word DREAM too looks lovely....luv Ursula xx

Fikreta said...

wonderful card!
hugs

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Ohh, this is a bit different, lol. I love the colouring and will have to try and copy it. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Narrowboat girl said...

Not really my type of card but I must watch the video to see how you have done the background

Scottydog said...

Well this is certainly different, I don’t dislike the card, but I’m not sure about it! Really ought to give it a go, but I’m sure mine won’t end up like yours, you make it look so easy! Thank you Sue for both the inspiration & the video, good to Be taken out of the comfort zone.

sued99 said...

I really like this card. It’s grungy but not excessively so. X

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card, right up my street. I didn't know microbeads were available in copper, so I'm off to find a supplier.
Best wishes
Dorianne

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Wow this is certainly different. Love the background, I must have a go at that, don't normally do grungy but this is interesting. Love the flower die you have used. My die from the blog launch arrived today, how exciting. Thank you so much for your generosity.
Love Diane G xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card that background is amazing and the dies are interesting. Have a great evening. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Di said...


Hi Sue,
This is a great card, I generally do not like grunge but your 'grunge' is so elegant. Love the colours in the background and the lovely flowers.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous !! I adore steampunk and these dies are lovely, I'm so looking forward to watching your video because I'm having real problems with my 'inky stuff', and this background looks fantastic.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

redfox said...

Love it Sue, simple as that. Be great for male cards and yet it's pretty enough for females too. Looking forward to finding time to sit and watch this. Love to all, Sarah

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

This is simply divine, i LOVE grunge cards because they absolutely take you out of that precise, controlled and perfectly placed comfort zone that we all usually habitate. I am aching to try this technique but don’t have the tools ie your industrial chic dies or the oxide inks so I will have to make do with admiring from afar until i can invest in them....it goes without saying that i am thrilled to bits that you have created a video demo of your techniques, i will so enjoy watching it when my eyes aren’t cross eyed with tiredness:-)
Well, today managed to go to plan, i made the executive decision that 7am was early enough to get up for the transport, had a bath etc and was dressed and ready by 8am....good job really because the ambulance was actually over two hours early arriving at 8.30am! Was taken for my MRI early as a result but the process from start to finish took nearly 2 hours....i had to spend 45mins in the scanner which went past surprisingly quickly. Unfortunately my ambulance driver turned up 29 mins before i was ready and promptly left me behind:-( Luckily for me they managed to get another one for me in less than an hour which must be a record for the ambulance service:-) Feeling tired and drained tonight unsurprisingly so i hope for an early night....that however is, as always, in the hands of Darcey and Brodie!
Bejay, more details about your kitten please, is it a boy or a girl, name, colouring and most importantly, is it alright after its little operation?
Myra, sorry to hear that you have the lurgy, do hope that you feel better soon honey because we miss your joyful presence...and no, i;m not being in the least bit sarcastic:-) How are Maureen and Saba? Will they be returning to the blog anytime soon? I hope so, they are missed.
Carmen, thanks for your well wishes, much appreciated, as are all the comments by you lovely ladies, its such a caring blog:-) Are you still troubled with bad weather in Toronto? It must be such a long hard winter for you:-(
Huge hugs to all my besties, missing and present, as well as consoling cuddles to anyone who needs themxxx

Love and crafty hugs

Laine1972xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. It is always great to learn a new technique. If I ever get the time it would be a good idea to spend a day playing with all my stuff to see what I can come up with. Love your card.

Lisbeth

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Bought several of your industrial chic dies and they are great to use. Love the way you have put this one together

Jean said...

Love this

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Such a different card for you Sue Have to say I like t
The background is amazing thank you for sharing it with us all
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Sorry that you have not been well Myra sending healing hugs
lain your day sounds like a ordeal that you could have done without hope the results don’t take to long and they are positive ones
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

carol edwards said...

Lovely card and just that little bit different. X

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
I remember seeing this fanulousbackground in your last release and loved it. Can’t wait to watch the video, am away for a couple of days so will watch when I get home.
Glad you had the MRI Laine, tough day but at least it is done now, fingers crossed for your results.
Happy to see you back Myra
Hugs
Muriel x

Littlelamb said...

Really like today’s card Sue. Love making cards like this. Thank you for sharing this idea and must watch the video tomorrow. Sorry so late but very busy day.

Eunice said...

Very different, I am still not sure if I like steam punk!

Viki Banaszak said...

I love this card! So many yummy elements on it.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I love this card x looking forward to watching the video x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Tressa said...

A late comment, I forgot to check in yesterday.

Grunge has never been my scene but seeing Julia and Lisa use it I am slowly being converted and this great contribution to my education is furthering my appreciation. I have come to the conclusion that it is not so much not liking it, but not having the confidence to play around to achieve something grungy but attractive.

I am in the process of sorting out prior to down-sizing and have some net curtains I was going to give away to an embroiderer friend but seeing your use of cloth, I might have to cut some up and keep it. Oh dear, and my craft room is going to be a nightmare enough to pack up without adding to it!!!

Teresa

Marie P from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
This is a beautiful and unusual card and you have made it look so easy on your video.
I get messy very easily, especially with the spray glue. I wonder that you don't stick your fingers together as I do. Not long ago I stuck the shoes I was wearing to the craft-room carpet even though I thought I was spraying into a cardboard box. I live alone so I said "Oh Dear" (or words to that effect) out loud.
Thank you again Sue for my beautiful Bella.
Love to all.
Marie P.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Had a busy day yesterday so unable to comment earlier.
I love this style of card although have yet to try it myself.
The dies and the beautiful background colours you have achieved are amazing.
Leslery S x

Vie Carter said...

Great use of these fab dies

Vie
x

Janet Wilson said...

Love the rusted background, will have to have a go myself!

Laura O' Connor said...

Great colour scheme .great card sue .Laura O Springfield

Latenight SandyH said...

Fabulous card. I didn't think industrial chic was my style until I saw your super dies. My first attempt for a Christmas Birthday went down a storm. I used the industrial chic corners with pixie powdered brown card (I don't have oxide inks) and it was really effective.
Laine, glad your scan is done and dusted.
Take care everyone.