Make a Rust Look With Ink – Video!

Learn an easy way to make a rust look with ink on your die cuts!

Something sets this card apart are those adorable antique looking watering cans. I was having a blast making them and thought I would share how I make a rust look with ink on these little die cuts so you can add this beautiful aging effect to other elements. It’s SO easy and as you can see, this really adds to the vintage vibe on this handmade card.

To make this sweet floral card I used the Rubbernecker Watering Cans, Mini Slimline Rectangle Stitch, Mini Slimline Nested with Stitch, Tiny Flowers #2, Tiny Flower Buds, Slimline Grass, Grass #2, Flower Stems and Kittie Says Spring Time.  

make a rust look with ink as on these antique die cut paper watering cans holding tiny paper flower bouquets

Card Base and Frame

  • Use white cardstock to cut the 6.00″ x 3.50″ card base and aqua cardstock to cut the Mini Slimline Rectangle Stitch frame.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the Slimline Grass.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the frame section and attach the grass section.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach t to the card base.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the Grass #2 sections and set aside.

Tiny die cut paper flowers fill vintage watering cans colored to make a rust look with ink

The Cans and Floral Bouquets

In the video below I show how I applied color to the watering cans to make a rust look with ink and how I created the small floral bouquets.  I used colorful cardstock to cut the tiny flowers and white cardstock to cut the cans. You will see how I form the flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and how I attach the flowers to the stems as well as how to attach the stems to the watering cans. 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I made this pretty card.  Check out my How to Add Shape to Die Cut Flowers video to see how I created another floral bouquet project on a larger scale.  

make a rust look with ink on these antique style die cut paper watering cans filled with tiny die cut paper flowers all from Rubbernecker


5425D Mini Slimline Nested with stitch
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5433-03D MSLI Rectangle stitch
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5506-02D Watering Cans Die
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5422-03D Tinny Flowers #2 Die
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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3411 Kittie Says Spring time
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Paper Blossom Tool Kit 4/Pkg
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Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
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Black MISTI Laser Etched Stamping…
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Versafine Clair Nocturne Pad
[ RBB ] : Dahle 550 Professional…
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ] 1000 Pieces Foam Sticky…
[ AMZUS ] Mini Foam Dots…
[ AMZUS ] Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ] : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…

Now that you got to see me make a rust look with ink in a video tutorial, I have a quick question. Was that helpful? Would you like to see more video tutorials? My goal is always to help everyone learn how to add easy details and make cards they love. If this was helpful, I would love to know so I know better how to help YOU get more out of your card making sessions! Drop a comment and share your thoughts – I love to hear from you!

4 thoughts on “Make a Rust Look With Ink – Video!”

  1. I always love a bit of old rust on things and I like how each container is a little different, cute little flowers!

  2. Thank you so much! I am always so inspired by your designs, and easy to follow directions. I really enjoyed this video!

  3. Terrific! Your “little details” always make a huge impact on the final card– BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing your tips and tricks!


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