Tutorial Tuesday – Faux Rusted Metal

Well, I’m off to a very late start for you today, and I am so sorry. I had my tut ready for posting but needed some “foo foo” for behind the pumpkins. Mom and I went to all the thrift stores today, and I managed to find some good deals. Unfortunately, the “foo foo” can’t be seen very well. On a more positive note, today’s tutorial shows you how you can recycle coffee lids. Oh, how I hate to throw them out, so I have quite an accumulation. I take after my eccentric father who saved and recycled before it was cool to do so. I’m sure I was the only kid in my neighbourhood that got taken to farmer’s fields to dig holes so dad could place an accumulation of paper products to rot and save the environment. Yes indeed, my dad was a very eccentric man. Maybe I’ll share more stories with you. In the meantime, pull out your Cuttlebug and get creating rusted metal.


  • Foil top from coffee or yogart
  • Cuttlebug
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper towel


With your Cuttlebug, emboss tin.


Paint acrylic paint onto tin.


Carefully, wipe away the acrylic paint from the popped out image.  You will also wipe some of the deeper set colour, but that is okay, just do not wipe it all away.  Your rusted metal is now ready to use in your project or card.


This card measures 5″ x 5″.  All paper is from K&Co.  Boo! was stamped onto black cardstock using a white ink pad.  Pumpkins were stamped onto orange paper, and the witch was stamped onto white   Bats were cut out from the paper.  The pumpkin on the right has pop dots added to the back.  Twigs on pumpkins came from “foo foo” at the Good Will shop.


More metal ideas can be viewed on Mel’s blog.

Thank you for stopping by.

Posted on : Sep 02 2008
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19 People have left comments on this post

Sep 2, 2008 - 09:09:07
Kim H said:

This totally rocks! I love this Halloween card! I love using recycled materials! It is the best!

Sep 3, 2008 - 01:09:56
Mel M. M. M. said:

This is amazing! I love the look you got and a circle with no cutting. Sheer genius! Not to mention it recycles. I may have to start drinking coffee again (or eat a lot of canned peanuts or something, lol.) Gorgeous layout on the card too. Super CUTEness. And thanks so much for the link love! :O)

Sep 3, 2008 - 04:09:08
Penny said:

Oh my goodness, this is so simple but so effective! Thank-you for your brilliant ideas 🙂 I don’t have any orange paint but you have set some ideas off in my mind…


Sep 3, 2008 - 08:09:58
Linda said:

That is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Love the card!

Sep 3, 2008 - 11:09:11
Jocelyne said:

I really love this!!! Thanks for showing this technique.

Sep 3, 2008 - 01:09:21
barb said:

What a great idea. I hate throwing those old lids away. You are an inspiration and I look forward to your tutorials. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas, ,Barb

Sep 3, 2008 - 06:09:25
Janine said:

I love what you did here Beth!! and a Hallowe’en card to boot!!

Sep 4, 2008 - 06:09:56

Awesome Beth – I love this and what a cool idea!! I have to try it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Sep 6, 2008 - 06:09:54

Beth, this is so cool! I love the effect and the card! The extended square is an awesome feature too! I definitely need to try this! Thanks for the tutorial!

Sep 6, 2008 - 07:09:47
malieta said:

What a beautiful card and I love the embossed metal,,,very cool Beth! TFS the awesome tutorial!

Sep 7, 2008 - 11:09:06
MaryNSC said:

O wow Wonderful.. I got to come back here and spend the day!!!

Sep 13, 2008 - 04:09:42

This is so cool! Your tutorial is wonderful! Love the card, too!

Sep 16, 2008 - 12:09:39

Wow. This tutorial is SO GREAT!!! I found your blog through Becca at Amazing Paper Grace who is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you….
nice place you have here. See you again soon!

Sep 21, 2008 - 08:09:46
Tammi said:

Now THAT is cool and so easy! Love what you did with it…cute card! TFS

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Aug 17, 2010 - 12:08:53

It worked for me.I never thought its gonna be so easy.Thanks a lot for this lovely tutorial.

Dec 1, 2010 - 02:12:59

I really like to your marvelous article.That have a nice stuff about the faux rusted metal. I really like to that.

Sep 13, 2014 - 11:09:26
cassie said:

I’ll be coming back to visit your site for sure 🙂

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