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Just Us Girls Challenge #523 - Color Week - Black, Gold, Cream - Guest Designer

Thank you Just Us Girls Challenge for having me back as guest designer this week.  The theme "Black, Gold, and Cream" brought so many ideas to my mind, but I have been playing with alcohol inks again recently and had never tried this color combination and wanted to try it.  I hope you like how it turned out and that it inspires you to try something new.
My tips for this week are short:
1. To avoid the ink from sticking to your dies or die cutting machine magnet or plates add a layer of wax paper before you die cut. The metallic inks seemed to be dry, but I don't know what would have happened if I would have waited longer.  I am not much for waiting.  You can ask my husband:) So after about 15 minutes I did my die cutting. Here is a photo of how I learned what I learned.  (And since then I learned I could remove all this with isopropyl alcohol...Yay!!!)

2. I found that the metallic alcohol inks work best when you lay down a lot of 91% isopropyl alcohol and then add your metallics and colored inks in and then blow them around your panel.
3. If you want to know a bit more on how I do alcohol inks I have a recent post: Alcohol Ink Background with Altenew, Honey Bee Stamps, and Essentials by Ellen

And here is a video on "Tips for Alcohol Inks and Planning Card Layouts" I made in the past: 

Please make sure to check out all the wonderful cards the JUGS team made: Carol, SueAngie, Vickie, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa, Maria, and Cécile. And please drop by the Just Us Girls Challenge  and enter your "black, gold and cream" card!

I look forward to being back at JUGS again next week! 

Thank you for stopping by!

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Supplies: (I do not receive affiliate commissions)
My Favorite Things All About You
Yupo Paper Yupo Paper
Jacquard Pinata Brass Alcohol Ink
91% Isopropyl Alcohol


  1. Terrific end result of the ink blending! Turned out amazing

  2. WOW! Betty, you've created a STUNNING (yes, I'm shouting) card for the challenge! Thank you for the tips on blending/die-cutting; I'm not much for waiting either! This is truly a knock-out!
    hugs and love,

    1. You sure make me smile! I am so happy we live nearby each other! You are so sweet! Love and hugs in return!

  3. Wow is this cool! I've never seen alcohol inks in these colors used like this! What an amazing result! Sorry you had a mishap with the die cutting though. Great having you guesting with us at JUGs!

    1. Thanks to JUGS and your theme colors I had to try it! I was able to get the gold off with isopropyl alcohol so I won't have gold on every other project I will do in the future🤣 Thank you for the honor of being a guest! xxx

  4. Oh Betty you have blown me away with the sheer beauty of this card. What a stunning result you got with the Alcohol Inks and your layout is Awesome. So loving your creations as out Guest this month. PS Glad you like my colour choice.

    1. Your absolute kindness to me is very generous! I appreciate your encouraging support. I really do appreciate how the colors you chose helped me find more things to love and have fun with in card making. xxx

  5. Lovely use of the challenge colors! So gorgeous - and such a thrill to have you with us this month!

    1. Thank you Angie! It has been a thrill to be able to guest with you and all the other talented and kind ladies!

  6. This is stunning! I love how you have die cut the alcohol ink panel into the letters and that beautiful flower. I have some alcohol ink panels in my stash and you have inspired me to use them.

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    2. Oh thank you Sue! I love how challenge themes bring out different things in my card making. I am honored that I could inspire you in some way! xxx

  7. This is gorgeous Betty! Rich and elegant too! It's such a pleasure having you as our guest!

    1. Thank you so much Nancy! It has been amazing fun and an honor to guest with all of you lovely and talented ladies at JUGS!!! xxx

  8. Wow! This is absolutely stunning! The effect of the combination of gold alcohol ink and black is fabulous, and so is your amazing CAS design!


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