Monday, May 14, 2018

Mid-Month May Inspiration for Mixed Media Monthly

Hello there everyone! Our "Rust" challenge for Mixed Media Monthly is ongoing and we want to see your rusty projects! The sponsor for May, Emerald Creek, is giving away a gift pack of their unique embossing powders to a lucky winner. Don't miss out…

For my project I created a card with a faux rusty background and die cut flowers embossed with several varieties of Emerald Creek embossing powders.

The background is embossed multi-media paper stock that I smeared with Distress Paint (Ripe Persimmon, Gathered Twigs, Aged Mahogany, and Vintage Photo) and then misted with water so it would marble together and mimic the look of rust.

The flowers I cut out of plain cardstock and then embossed with the various powders. It was easy to use the Emboss It Dabber to apply ink to the cut flowers and then sprinkle with powder.

Also, over at Eileen Hull's blog, the theme this month is 'May Flowers'! All of the flowers are cut using some of Eileen's flower dies. They are so versatile! Head on over to check out the flowery inspiration the team is sharing all month long.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week. =)

Eileen Hull Sizzix -
AJVD: Stitched Sentiment Trio

Emerald Creek Supplies:
Verdigris Sparkle Embossing Powder
Onyx Frost Embossing Powder
Dirty Sand Baked Texture Embossing Powder
Chic Camo Embossing Powder
Heart Brad

Distress Paint – Ripe Persimmon, Gathered Twigs, Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo
Ranger Emboss It Dabber
Moroccan Fresco Embossing Folder - retired

Sizzix & Simon Says Stamp links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!)


  1. Love this rusty tin tile effect and the marbled background looks great.

  2. What great techniques Lisa- it looks like real rusted tin!

  3. Hello Lisa this is really lovely, could you tell me the name of the embossing folder? Thank you

    1. I was looking for this too! I think it is the Sizzix Moroccan Fresco 6" x 6" Embossing folder. :)

    2. yes, Heather is right. Sadly it is retired. =(

    3. You can still find it though! I just bought one from ebay seller whatfunisthis. :) Good luck! ~Heather

  4. Oh, I love this rusty background! FABULOUS! Hugs!

  5. Your embossed background really does look like metal with the mix of powders you used! love your beautiful layered blooms too!


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