More Easy Alcohol Ink Backgrounds + Giveaway

Hello! A few weeks ago I shared an alcohol ink video. Since then I have received a bundle of requests for more! So I am back with another easy way to use alcohol inks for colorful backgrounds.

Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

If you missed my first alcohol ink video, be sure to check it out HERE. Many of you said you have also become addicted to doing these backgrounds and have asked for more ideas. Here the are!

For today’s examples, I used Ranger Alcohol Inks (SSS | EH) with an applicator tool. Traditionally, folks use the rectangle Ranger Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool (SSS | EH) with Ranger Alcohol Ink Applicator Felt (SSS | EH). However, I like the round Ink Blending Tools (SSS | EH). Therefore I replace the blending foam with Ranger Alcohol Ink Applicator Felt (SSS | EH) pieces that I have cut into circles. Works great! I also used Ranger Yupo Paper (SSS | EH) for all of the backgrounds.

Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The background on this first example is my favorite. I simply put drops of Ranger Alcohol Inks (SSS | EH), Silver Mixtative (SSS | EH), and Blending Solution (SSS | EH) on my felt applicator and swiped it back and forth on Ranger Yupo Paper (SSS | EH). I matted the background with a faux stitched rectangle and added snow banks created with the My Favorite Things Stitched Basic Edges Dies (MFT | SSS).

Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Those oh-so-stinkin’-adorable reindeer are from the My Favorite Things Deer Love Die Set (MFT | SSS). I stacked four of the die cuts together to make them stand out. The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things For Owl You Do Stamp SEt (MFT | SSS) and I added a red gem nose.

Look at the shine in that background!

Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another example using the cutie reindeer. But look how different the background looks. I just tapped the inked applicator tool around the yupo paper for this look. Fast and easy. (Watch the video to see it in action.) I also added Lucy’s Cards Bridal Jewels (SSS | MFT) for snowflakes and a sentiment from the My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments Stamp Set (MFT | SSS). Oh – and the nose is a Your Next Stamp Gumdrop.

Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Love the swirly, shiny look of that background. It looks like the silver is floating…

Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I love the detail of the new My Favorite Things Mesmerizing Mandala Die (MFT |SSS). Isn’t it amazing? I stacked four together and added it to an alcohol ink background. Lila helped me add Lucy’s Cards Bridal Jewels (SSS | MFT) for a bit more shine. The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Merry Everything Stamp Set (MFT | SSS).

Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Also, I used the matching My Favorite Things Mesmerizing Mandala Background Stamp (MFT | SSS) to decorate my envelope.

Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Next I used the My Favorite Things Mesmerizing Mandala Die (MFT |SSS) to cut from alcohol-inked paper. (Yupo die cuts beautifully!) I then adhered three white cardstock die cuts behind it and added it to my card. Love the dimension! The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments Stamp Set (MFT | SSS).

Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I love the shine on that snowflake…

Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I liked the look of this next alcohol-inked background so much that I decided to let most of it show! I added a stacked My Favorite Things Ornamental Medallion Trio (MFT | SSS) die cut and a few Lucy’s Cards Bridal Jewels (SSS | MFT). The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things All Smiles Stamps (MFT | SSS).

Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Check out that background. So unique…

Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also wanted to make one playful card using my alcohol ink backgrounds. That bear from the My Favorite Things Ski-Sons Greetings Stamp Set (MFT | SSS) is too cute!

Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

These alcohol inks are great for skies, too…

Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I hope you give alcohol inks a try!

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win a My Favorite Things Stamp Set? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 11/15/17 telling me which of these new MFT products is your favorite. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used?I have listed them below! (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or MFT. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the images below each product to go to a favorite store.

My Favorite Things Deer Love Dies
[ MFT | SSS ]
My Favorite Things Ski Sons Greetings…
[ MFT | SSS ]
My Favorite Things For Owl You Do Stamps
[ MFT | SSS ]
My Favorite Things Essential…
[ MFT | SSS ]
My Favorite Things All Smiles Stamps
[ MFT | SSS ]
My Favorite Things Merry Everything…
[ MFT | SSS ]
My Favorite Things New Best Friend…
[ MFT | SSS ]
My Favorite Things Mesmerizing…
[ MFT | SSS ]
My Favorite Things Mesmerizing…
[ MFT | SSS ]
My Favorite Things Ornamental…
[ MFT | SSS ]
My Favorite Things Stitched Basic…
[ MFT | SSS ]
My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle…
[ MFT | SSS ]
Ranger Alcohol Inks*
[ SSS | ELH ]
Ranger Yupo Paper
[ SSS | ELH | ELH ]
Ink Blending Tools
[ SSS | ELH ]
Ranger Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool*
[ SSS | ELH ]
Ranger Alcohol Ink Applicator Felt*
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tonic Easy Clean Mat
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Express
[ SSS ]
Lucy’s Cards Cherry Jewels
[ SSS ]
Lucys Cards Bridal Jewels
[ SSS | MFT ]
Bead Tray
[ AMZUS ]
Jewel Picker
[ SSS | ELH ]
Neenah Class Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS | ELH ]
Delicata Sapphire Blue Ink
[ SSS | ELH ]
Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
[ SSS | ELH ]
Darice Ultrafine Tip Bottles
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS | ELH ]
Your Next Stamp Firecracker Gumdrops
[ SSS ]
SSS Metallic Cornflower Blue Envelopes
[ SSS ]


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478 thoughts on “More Easy Alcohol Ink Backgrounds + Giveaway”

  1. Gorgeous backgrounds! I really need some of those metallics to go with my existing alcohol inks. My favorite of the new MFT products is the New Best Friend set, it’s so sweet!

  2. I have been having so much fun playing with my alcohol inks. I look forward to these new ideas. Some of my Christmas cards this year will use this technique.

  3. I have been having so much fun playing with my alcohol inks. I look forward to these new ideas. Some of my Christmas cards this year will use this technique.

  4. My Favorite Things Ski-Sons Greetings Stamp Set is my favourite and can be used to make inactive cards. I like to make interactive cards.

  5. Love the “New Best Friend” Set! My home away from home is the dog park so I have lots of friends with dogs and am ALWAYS n the lookout for new stamps to use for them.

  6. My Favorite Things Mesmorising Mandala Stamp is my favorite. So delicate, and I love your vibrant backgrounds.

  7. Thank you so much – I’ve been wondering about Yupo paper for a while now and whether or not I would have any use for it. Now I know! I love anything from My Favorite Things, but I really like the Ski Sons stamp set – so cute.

  8. The backgrounds are so beautiful – thank you for sharing your talents! The ‘For Owl You Do’ set has to be my new favorite – how cute is that? The Ski Sons Greetings are a very close second with the Deer Love Dies. can they all be favorites? Enjoy your weekend!

  9. Such beautiful backgrounds, thank you for sharing your techniques. I like the deer love dies, so clean and cute. But then again, they all are! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and skill, I always get inspired. CarolG

  10. Very pretty examples – and oh my your patience on gluing those layers!!!! Those Reindeer Dies are the cutest things I have seen in a while. I’m using more “serious” deer dies on my Christmas cards this year, I might have to get in line for these more whimsical ones too.

  11. I appreciate your work – learning a great deal from you having just discovered I love stamping, inks and die cutting this year. I really like the My Favorite Things For Owl You Do Stamps, as you can use them anytime of year (great economical sense on money and space!). We don’t have thanksgiving in New Zealand, so Christmas is the time to be grateful. Keep up your inspirational pins, posts, videos – I love them all!

  12. It is so hard to pick a favorite, MFT products are great. The ski sons greetings has really caught my eye, they are too cute!!!

  13. I love the best friends stamp set and the mandala. Love your cards. I have just started playing with alcohol inks. Thank you for sharing!!

  14. I am in love with the mandala but I am torn on which I like better, the stamp or the die!!! Great alcohol ink backgrounds… keep them coming! Loving the return of the trend!

  15. Thanks so much for all of your videos …. you’ve taught me a lot since I started this wonderful new hobby earlier this year!
    I love MFT products and in this release especially the Mesmerizing Mandala die …. it’s perfect for many occasions.

  16. I like everything but if I had to choose, I would say the my favorite things stitched rectangles is my favorite as it has been on my wish list.

  17. The mandala is absolutely beautiful there is something irresistible about the reindeer. I think I would have to say the Deer.

  18. I really love all these cards, beautiful! I am a fan of blues so this really hits home with me. Love the color selections. Thanks for sharing.

  19. That Mandala die is my new must have…we make cute boxes of cookies for home-bound members of our church
    congregation, wouldn’t that be darling on a red box cut out of glitter or shimmer paper? Your videos and blog always stir my imagination, and I find myself inspired every time. Thanks for keeping my paper crafting enjoyable and fun.

  20. I love the backgrounds! And that Mandala die is just beautiful. You always have such wonderful ideas and your videos are so well done. Thank you Jennifer.

  21. AWESOME Cards!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the different Designs!! I LOVE it ALL, but the Deer and the Snowflake Die Set are my FAVORITE if I had to choose!! 😉 THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  22. Jennifer you’re amazing!!! I’m totally obsessed (in a healthy way haha) with your channel & I love your engineering mind!!! I too love to think of new, different ways to make something especially should I not have the exact tools. Thank you much for creating & sharing your love to create, you inspire me daily. XO & happy crafting my craft friend! 🙂 I absolutely LOVE the deer dies!!!! So cute!

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