Saturday, February 8, 2014

Just Us Girls Technique Challenge #227

It's my turn to host this week's technique challenge.  I came across this new to me technique - Inked Die Cuts by Becca at Amazing Paper Grace.  Follow the link for a tutorial.  It's a very messy technique, but I am glad I tried it and really like the results.  It looks like many, many layers.  It did take me 4 tries before I got the hang of it!  If you just can't get the hang of it, I am offering an alternate technique, to sponge ink on the die cut while it is still in the die to shade around your image or sentiment and give you a clean white/light border.

And don't forget to check out our Guest Designer for the month of February - Melissa Hubert!

Cardstock used:  Gina K Pure Luxury White and Little Boy Blue, and blue striped dp from my stash.
I used Memento Luxe Nautical Blue ink to ink my dies, stamp the polka dots and stamp the sentiment by SU.
I love this darling little boat from Gina K's Oh Boy!  Stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Touch Twin Markers.  Cut it out and popped it up.

Just a reminder:  if you win Chic of the Week in any of our February challenges, you could be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of April. 

How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] for this week's challenge to your online blog or to a public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword or tag, JUGS227. After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.  We ♥ love hearing what you think of our challenges!

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, February 13th . The Linky Tools form will close at that time.  Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning. Thanks for playing along.  We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls!


  1. What a sweet baby boy card, Sue! Love the little stars on the sentiment! Thanks for the tip on the tutorial on Becca's blog and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Well needless to say you ROCKED THIS TECHNIQUE! Absolutely an adorable card too!

  3. I agree with Vicki. You did a great job with this technique. A sweet card.

  4. This card is FABULOUS!!! LOVE it! Your rocked that technique BIG time!

  5. Beautiful card! I have to say that this was a challenging challenge. lol I was determined not to say that I couldn't do it. I really loved the end result! Your card is precious!

  6. Ahhhhh perfect borders! It is tricky though huh? Very cute card!

  7. I love your sweet baby card Sue! That technique looks very cool...sorry I missed it! You really did a great job with it!