Saturday, June 9, 2018

Just Us Girls #444 - Trend Week

Alcohol inks have been all the rage lately and since I'm the host at Just Us Girls that's what I picked for the Trend Week challenge.
I have three cards to show you using alcohol inks.  The first one is a background done with three colors of ink and blending solution on Yupo paper.
Although you can't see it, the dark spots are gold foil that I pressed on when areas of the ink were sticky.  I got this idea from Kristina Werner here.  I added a frame and sentiment cut from gold foil cs.

For my second card, I tried to plan the ink so I could stamp flowers over it.  It started like this.
I actually did this twice, once on Yupo paper and once on glossy cardstock and only used 91% alcohol to blend.  This is the one on glossy paper.  It comes out  little lighter than on Yupo paper.

This is the same stamp set from EbyE stamped in Archival Ink on Yupo Paper.
I used Enamel Accents on the stamens and popped up the flowers with purple fun foam.

We'd love for you to join us in this challenge.  The Design Team and our guest Designer Hannelie Bester have some fantastic cards to inspire you.  If you are chosen Chic of the Week, you will be eligible to be our guest in August.


  1. BEAUTIFUL, Bobby. I'm so glad you chose alcohol inks for your trend. Your cards are beautiful, great choice of colors. Makes me want to break mine out. Have you seen Kelly Latavola's video about using foil with them? Gorgeous!!!

  2. well, Bobby... here is an example of another reason to make our 'things to do together' list!!
    I love how you've planned ahead for the Sakura - gorgeous on either paper!
    Well done, my champion pie making friend!

  3. Beautiful greens! I also used the foiling technique - I love the additional pop.

  4. These are great! I am totally CASing your second card! I love it! I am so happy that you picked this trend or I many never have tried alcohol inks. I truly have enjoyed them, and now with your post I am ready to get them out again!

  5. WOW! Three great examples of alcohol ink cards Bobby! I have just tried the foiling on AI on the weekend and hope to get a card make in time for the challenge. I LOVE the way you've spread out the colours and then stamped a bouquet of flowers. AMAZING!! xx

  6. WOW WOW WOW Bobby - Stunning AI cards. Love the colours of the first one and looks amazing in it's own right. Your second and third cards are jaw dropping gorgeous and you have given me another way of using those addictive wee bottles. Sooooooooooo glad you chose AI's. I just need more time to play with them lots more. Thanks again.

  7. Wow ... gorgeous Bobby ... each one! The saturated colour on the first is luscious with the gold sentiment ... and the two backgrounds for the sakura bouquets are simply lovely ... such a clever idea! AIs are on my list of things to get and try ... when I know there'll be time to play with them (sadly not at the moment!). Hugs, Anita :)

  8. Have to try that gold foil technique, it looks stunning! All 3 cards are just gorgeous!

  9. Beautiful creations! That foil technique is so cool and will definitely be giving that a try. Great choice for our challenge this week!

  10. Beautiful cards Bobby! Lovely variety~