' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: A touch of rust

Friday 1 December 2017

A touch of rust

Welcome to our last Country View challenge of the year and the theme has to be Christmas of course!
I'm sure this one will appeal to many crafters... The DT has been optionally challenged to use the traditional Christmas colours of red and green with some RUST thrown in...

Strictly speaking my make has more of a copper/Verdigris vibe but Verdigris is like rusted copper isn't it? Either way, here's my make:

I have used some old Graphic 45 papers (Christmas Emporium) of which I still have a large stock, including the Christmas tree topper.

I added a die-cut border (Diesire Create a Card - Delicate Swirls Square Overlay Die) which I embossed with Frantage Aged Copper and some culinary rust, namely cayenne pepper and turmeric, no kidding, which adds a matt and textured look to the embossing.

The tree topper has also been embossed with Aged copper all around and I matted it on a die-cut (MFT- Blueprint 13).
A few die-cut branches (Impression Obsession) with added snow (Graphmaster white acrylic paint marker), a Die-sire Merry Christmas and a piece of ribbon to finish.

And to finish, the shine shot:

I normally avoid the red and green combo, but I must admit that this Vintagey version does appeal and I actually enjoyed making it!

Over to you... proceed to the CVC blog to check out what my teamies did and leave us some love in your comments! We will be curious to see what you make for our Country View Challenge. Don't forget every entry has the chance to win a £20 voucher to spend on new goodies!

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the That's Crafty And Vintage Journey challenge.


  1. This is beautiful Christine, the touch of rust finishes it off perfectly. Merry Christmas to you and yours xx

  2. Beautiful card Christine. Loving the rust touches. Hope all is well. Will be back soon for a catch up of all of your wonderful makes. I have missed so much!!! Take care and have a great weekend.
    Hugs Flo xx

  3. Beautiful card, Christine!!! I love its vintage feel and its classical colours!!! xx

  4. This is fabulous Christine, I love your swirly border! Have a very happy Christmas, Sue xx

  5. Great card Christine - love it!

  6. Beautiful card, Christine! Your rusty border looks fab!
    Have a wonderful christmas time!

  7. That intricate coppery rust border is amazing!
    Alison x

  8. Loving that touch of rust, it goes so well with the green. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the That's Crafty Green with Envy Blog Challenge.
    Best Wishes Tracey DT

  9. this is beautiful - I love the rust on those fluorishes - beautiful! Hugs rachel x

  10. I really love the delicate rusty flourishes to finish off the card! An elegant look! That shine shot really shows off the beautiful details of your card! Merry Christmas!

  11. PS Back to say thank you for playing along at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

  12. wonderful vintage card, so festive. love all the elements of it and thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

  13. Très original de mêler le cuivre antique au thème de Noël: magnifique résultat!

  14. Lovely ! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge this month. Happy Christmas to you x

  15. Such a beautiful and festive card! I love how you created the touch of rust on the copper frame - perfect 😁. Happy December! J 😊