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Alcohol Inks Card Techniques Tutorial

Alcohol Ink Card making
       Hi friends this card is an experiment with Alcohol Inks. In case you are new to Alcohol Inks , here is an introduction : Alcohol Inks Introduction Tutorial. In this card I used alcohol inks to make the background of my card and also to make the butterfly embellishments.
Alcohol Inked Card
Alcohol Inks  can be used to make such beautiful vibrant backgrounds for cards and mixed media but oh blimey they are so difficult to capture in photographs especially when one is in a hurry!
These are the products I used to make the background

  • Ranger Alcohol Inks poppyfield [Red] and botanical [green]
  • Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Glossy Card stock
  • Wooden Applicator and Felt piece

Alcohol Ink crafting
          I applied a few drops of red and green  on a piece of felt and a few drops of Alcohol Ink blending solution and randomly stamped on metallic card stock.
Using the same color combination I will show how I got entirely different background by varying the way I stamped the inks on the card-stock.
       In the background shown I just vertically dabbed the felt piece on the card stock randomly to create a mosaic. You can see that I  used more red than green .The areas of brown are where the red and green overlapped
Alcohol Ink background
To create the background shown below I used the same red- green combination but instead of just dabbing on the card stock I made a twirling motion
Alcohol Ink background 
          To lighten or remove colors from an area , take a new felt piece , add a drop or 2 of Alcohol Inks Blending solution and dab over the area you want to lighten. If you swirl with a felt piece containing plain Alcohol Inks Blending solution alone you can make the colors already on the card-stock blend into each other! Its actually like magic and you get totally new effects every time you play!
Alcohol Ink Card making
           I never used to play much with inks but this project is totally inky....the flower was made by stamping , die cutting and coloring with distress inks!
Stamped Flower
Alcohol Inks and Heat Embossing
Alcohol Ink and Heat Embossing
         Alcohol Ink can create such colorful projects they are the perfect backdrop for heat embossing. To make the butterfly shown above , I stamped a Hero arts butterfly with Versafine and heat embossed it  with clear embossing powder !
Alcohol Ink and Heat Embossing
       And you can get totally different looks by trying heat embossing with different embossing powders...the butterfly shown above is another Hero Arts butterfly but this time embossed with Super Fine white embossing powder.
Alcohol Ink background  Card 
 The central panel was embossed using the latest craze in embossing folders-- the We R Memory Keepers embossing folder and the Marianne die cuts were inked with Abandoned Coral Distress Inks to match the rest of the card.
Alcohol Inked Card

 Depending on how the light falls on your project Alcohol Inks can just fade into the background or stand out vibrantly!
I hope you liked my project
Supplies : Dies : Marianne Vintage Border, Sizzix Hero Arts Stamp - die butterfly, Heartfelt creations Botanical Wings , Couture Creations Scalloped Squares
All Alcohol Inks Crafting Products shown available at Crafters Corner

Edited : This card was featured at Pixie's Playground

54 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful. I absolutely love butterflies.
    Tfs♡

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  2. The background surely looks breath-taking! Thanks for sharing details about alcohol inks too..I haven't tried them yet..but looking forward to give it a try! :)
    Suchi xx

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  3. Very beautiful Sonia!! Love the metallic feel of the alcohol inks. This embossing folder seems to be the craze now and it's gorgeous!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  4. It's so great to see the card from all the different angles and how it shimmers with the inks on the metallic paper! The flowers and gate like embellishments with a trellis background is gorgeous and that butterfly sitting centered is wonderful.
    hugs!
    Lisa x

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  5. Wow..The Backgrounds are super amazing ! Looks like marbling effect but much vibrant n glossy !Beautiful card too :)

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  6. WOW Sonia, how totally fabulous - LOVE the background and you really made the most beautiful card. Love the flower - wonderful!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  7. Such a lovely background with the inks Sonia, ages since I use mine and you make me want to get them out. Lovely butterfly as well.

    B x

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  8. I love this card and how you used so many textures and layers <3 Beautiful :)

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  9. Another fabulous card - I love your background, the colours are so vibrant. The butterfly and knot are also perfect for our Butterfly Challenge - thank you for joining us.
    Kath x

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  10. Very pretty! I haven't pulled out my alcohol inks in years. Thanks for reminding me how cool they can be. :)

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  11. Great background and the finished card is beautiful.

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  12. This is absolutely gorgeous, all your detail and the lovely background, fabulous, I love it!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  13. Like it! I love it. My first thoughts were what a lovely design paper then I find you have created it ourself. Brilliant. The second sheet of swirls looks to me like feathers . I love, your rope knot. Another brilliant idea of yours. Thankyou for fluttering by agin # 39. Hugs Mrs A.

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  14. Beautiful card. I love the background...awesome :)

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  15. Fabulous card!! Love the background, butterfly & flowers, & you have awesome dies collection!! love that pretty shape

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  16. Ooooh, I am in love with every inch of this! :o) I am so intrigued with mixed media and have been for over a year... I long to find time to experiment and will definitely reference this for use of alcohol inks. :o) Your background is spectacular and the butterfly couldn't be more beautiful!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  17. Beautiful colours Sonia and a fabulous technique.The finished card is so pretty with the butterfly.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  18. Love this! Thank you for reminding me about my alcohol inks. I have lots of them and always forget about using them!

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  19. Great tutorial and such a beautiful project...

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  20. Very pretty card and great use of your Alcohol inks and I love your heat embossed butterfly.
    Julie x

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  21. This is beautiful Sonia, such a wonderful technique and gorgeous colours.
    Pauline
    x

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  22. Another beautiful card. Thanks for this tutorial

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  23. This is so pretty I love it. The butterfly is beautifu
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  24. So gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the flowers and the butterflies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. What a FUN technique! Fabulous creation:)

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  26. Gorgeous make Sonia, love the effect on the background,you have used the diecuts and the folder so beautifully !!

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  27. Pretty card. The alcohol ink background, that center die cut panel, those flowers n butterfly,, everything looks fab :) :) And I love that embossed card stock. Gorgeous!!

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  28. Am so in love with the bg using alcohol inks...So vibrant and so great effect it has given on that glossy paper...Lovely creation, Doc :)

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  29. Stunning card and gorgeous butterflies!


    Hugs, Lori m

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  30. It really is a beautiful card! Very pretty!

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  31. Gorgeous AI card! Sonia, thanks for your recent tutorials and samples- gorgeous! Hugs, de

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  32. Your alcohol ink paper is stunning, Dr. Sonia. I love that butterfly and your super pretty flowers.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  33. This turned out so gorgeous!! I love playing with the alcohol inks!! Coincidence, I've just done a video post on my blog today with a video on three different ways to do Polished Stone! Your butterflies are just STUNNING!! :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  34. Beautiful background to a very pretty card. What is the best cardstock to use, the same as water coloring?

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    1. Sue you need to use metallic/ glossy card stock...the entire opposite to water coloring as these inks work on non porous surfaces. Ranger has a special card stock for use with their Alcohol Inks but I didnt have that so used a metal mirror surface style card stock I picke dup from my local stationary shop

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  35. I love your background and colours,gorgeous card

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  36. That is such a great technique. Will diffidently have to try it. Very pretty! Ty for participating in the Mod Squad Challenge.

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  37. Fabulous card and stunning background - wow! TFS

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  38. The background is just stunning. Love how you finished off the card.
    Hugs Pat

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  39. Stunning card, such beautiful work, the card will be a treasure to whoever receives it.

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  40. I love the way you explained the technique. This is on my "to try" list. The embossing adds even more texture. Your posts are always so fun to read. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes October Linky Challenge
    katieO
    DL.ART-DTmember

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  41. Gorgeous card and stunning background Sonia..Loz

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  42. Beautiful card...n that background looks awesome.

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  43. Totally loved the Background....card is looking gorgeous !!

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  44. Oh WOW! Just stunning! Fabulous design and I love the background. xx

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  45. What a beautiful card Sonia and the background is stunning. Congratulations on being a special pick in the playground this week. Barbxx

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  46. SUCH a lovely card Sonia. No wonder it got picked by Di for showcasing in the Playground.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  47. Another stunning card!! The background looks amazing!! I love the beautiful colors!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  48. This is a brilliant card! You seem to be having fun with alcohol inks! Thank you for joining Lulupu Challenge#54! Good luck!

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  49. Wow. That bg looks beautiful.

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  50. Gorgeous! Your background is amazing! Love all your details and the beautiful butterfly! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
    My Blog!

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  51. I like it! the background is amazing . And these flowers!
    Thank you for playing at BGC!

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  52. Just beautiful. I think I need some Alcohol Inks to play with.

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