All the Feels Release Blog Hop- Alcohol Lift Backgrounds

Hello, crafty friends. I’m thrilled to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new release.

I have fallen back in love with my alcohol inks after watching THIS live with Tim Holtz. Man, he is an amazing teacher. I’m sharing several cards today featuring alcohol lift backgrounds.

For all of the cards, I applied alcohol inks to Yupo paper. To do the alcohol lift technique, you ink up any stamp with alcohol lift ink. After stamping the image, I dab the ink lightly and then go in with circle motions and buff. This reveals a ghost like image. Don’t forget to stamp off the excess ink on your stamp on to another panel of card stock or Yupo. It’s a great technique that will result in two cards. I will be sharing those backgrounds in a future blog post. After stamping off, clean your stamp really well and repeat the process, if you want a more intense look. Just remember to clean the stamp well so it will not stain the alcohol lift ink pad.

For the first card…

I used the Floral Garden stamp set and the XL Greetings 2 stamp set with the alcohol lift technique.

Here’s a closer look…

For the second card…

I did the same technique with the You Are Loved woodblock stamp on a panel I applied a rainbow of alcohol inks to. I gently peeled off the rubber from the wood block to be able to put it in my MISTI to stamp repeatedly. After I was done, I mounted it back on the block. I also die-cut three hearts and added layers behind them for dimenstion.

Here’s a closer look…

For the third card…

I used another wood block stamp with the same technique. The Outline Butterfly image is so pretty. I added some embellishments to the wings and finished off the design with a white heat embossed sentiment from XL Greetings 2 stamp set.

Here’s a closer look…

For the next card…

I used the Spring Flowers background stamp with the alcohol link technique and I have to say that the ones I used a background stamp for are my favorite. I added some of Sweet Garden Birds and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I finished off the design with a printed sentiment strip.

Here’s a closer look…

For the final card…

I used another background stamp. The Friendship Text is a perfect backdrop on any card. I stamped and colored the Bouquet for Mom image and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I also added a white heat embossed sentiment from the XL Greetings 2 stamp set.

Here’s a closer look…

I hope this inspires you to try the alcohol lift technique.

There is much more inspiration to see. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here’s the complete hop list…

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Heather Ruwe

Lisa Addesa

Sidnie Des Jardins

Cheiron Brandon

Barb Engler

Lea Lawson

Suzy Plantamura

Amy Rysavy

Looking for even more inspiration using THIS release? I shared another project HERE

I also have a few more projects featuring this release that I haven’t blogged about yet. Here are some sneak peeks of those projects…

These cards feature the sentiments from the Mini Slimline Windows Die…

These cards feature the Bear Hugs Die and the Mini Slimline Patterns Stencil…

Simon is so generous and giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop so be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to win. Simon Says Stamp will announce winners on their blog on Wednesday. Good luck!

Wait, there’s more…

Use the code LYGT42 to receive a FREE Love Your Guts die set. Valid while supplies last or until 3/28 at 11:59 EST.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ve linked to the entire All the Feels Release below as well as products used on today’s cards.

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  1. Judi Knecht
    March 30, 2021

    I loved your sneak peak of the mini slimline window die. Especially the gold ink. I can’t wait to see it. Thank you for sharing your art.

  2. Sue D
    March 30, 2021

    Cute cards–I like the vibrant colors.

  3. Sheri Kempke
    March 30, 2021

    Love your alcohol ink backgrounds, Tim just rocks, I love his Saturday lives. Love the new SSS release products.

  4. Anneleise Hampson
    March 30, 2021

    What a great release! Lovely work!

  5. tina z
    March 29, 2021

    wow, so beautiful. great technique.

  6. Giselaine Ellison
    March 29, 2021

    Beautiful bright coloured cards, Heather. Love working with alcohol inks. Thank you for sharing.


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