Die Cutting Distress Inks Heat Embossing Techniques Water Coloring

Rose Gold and Distress Ink Poppies

Laurel Beard Rose Gold Poppy Garden The Ton

Hi there!  I hope you had a great weekend!  Today I’ve got two cards to share with you that use distress inks, rose gold embossing powder and the new Poppy Garden Cling background stamp from The Ton’s latest release… I am also participating in their just launched monthly challenge blog! If you love challenges and you love The Ton products, then this challenge is for you!

Both cards use the same exact colors of distress inks paired with the Rose Gold heat embossed Poppy Garden Cling background.

Laurel Beard Rose Gold Poppy Garden The Ton

For this card, I blended the distress inks (the exact colors I used are linked below in the supply list) onto the background with a foam blending tool and then adhered the “happy birthday” die cut to the panel. I adore the script font of that die.

Laurel Beard Rose Gold Poppy Garden The Ton

The second card keeps the same layout and this time I watercolored the same distress ink colors using the “smooshing” technique, lol. Basically, I smooshed my inkpad onto my craft sheet, spritzed it with water and then pressed my already heat embossed cardstock into the puddle of color.

Laurel Beard Rose Gold Poppy Garden The Ton

Here is a close up of the watercolored panel and also the “fabulous” die. Again, I love the scripty font. I did do a bit of water flicking. Hello, have you met me? It seems anytime I use distress inks, I have to do a bit of water flicking to finish it off, lol! What can I say.

Laurel Beard Rose Gold Poppy Garden The Ton

Two cards using the exact same layout with the exact same techniques, but a little bit different just by adding a wee bit of water. Pretty cool, eh?

I mentioned above, The Ton has a new challenge. It’s a monthly challenge with a specific theme. This month is a “celebration” theme! To visit this month’s challenge and to see all the details, please click HERE. The prize is a $50 gift certificate to The Ton! You have all month to play along!! The challenge ends January 31st! 🙂

The Ton Challenge

Thank you guys so much for stopping by today! I will see you again here on the blog real soon!

Goodies used in today’s cards:

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  1. These are gorgeous!

  2. beautiful cards Laurel – love those distress ink colors together with the rose gold!

  3. Simply stunning!

  4. Earline says:

    What a beautiful card great for a man card.

  5. Twice the beauty today! LOVE both of these stunning cards! That rose gold embossing is scrumptious! TFS!

  6. Tara Prince says:


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