Alcohol Ink Lift Technique

Howdy, crafty friends. I’m back today with two cards that feature THIS October Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp…

I’ve been wanting to try the alcohol lift technique for some time now but hadn’t got a chance to purchase the supplies needed. I was so happy to find the card kit has everything you need! I started by applying the three colors of alcohol ink on to the Yupo paper, making sure to mix the yellow and blue to create a fourth color. Once that was dry, I inked up the gorgeous floral image in the kit’s stamp set with the alcohol lift ink. I stamped it on to the alcohol inked background using my MISTI. I didn’t want to waste any of that ink that it removed, so I stamped it on to another card. I repeated the process after I cleaned the stamp to intensify each background.

I die-cut the center using THIS die and stamped a coordinating sentiment from the stamp set using THIS ink. I adhered the frame with foam tape and the inside oval straight to the card to add some dimension. This card is not a standard size. It measures 4 x 6. To create a card base for it, I used a 12×12 piece of card stock. I’m really liking THIS 12×12 card stock. It’s heavy weight and perfect for larger size card bases…

For the second card, I stamped the same sentiment and then added a strip of the leftover alcohol inked background from the first card along the bottom. I added a thin strip of black card stock on top to tie everything together.

I love how easy it is two make two cards out of one technique.

There are lots more goodies in the kit that I can’t wait to use. You can check it out HERE.


I hope this has inspired you to try the alcohol ink lift technique. Thanks for spending some time with me today.



1 Comment

  1. MBFairySky
    April 15, 2020

    On the occasion of a card for a new class online, I used this stamp from Simon Says Stamp of a kit which seemed not so “old” and suddenly I plunge back into his gallery and I discover your cards!

    I love the rainbow colors on these! Thanks for sharing!


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