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Sparkly Alcohol Ink Backgrounds + GIVEAWAY + FREE GIFT

Hi! Today I am sharing another fun way to use alcohol inks… to create a sparkly background. This is the easiest way I have ever used alcohol inks and the results are fun!

Sparkly Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

For all of my backgrounds (except for the last card), I used Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks and Blending Solution on Tim Holtz Silver Sparkle Alcohol Ink Cardstock. The sparkle is perfection and it is soooooo easy to get great results. On each inked piece, I added a frame die cut with Stick It Adhesive Sheets.

My first card features the Simon Says Stamp Dahlia Frame Die and a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Hello Darling Stamp Set.

Sparkly Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see the shine and texture. That pop of plum color is so fun!

Sparkly Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This is the Simon Says Stamp Lotus Frame Die, along with another sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Hello Darling Stamp Set.

Sparkly Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see the details on the frame die cut…

Sparkly Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I was able to create these cards quickly… and get four backgrounds out of each piece of Tim Holtz Silver Sparkle Alcohol Ink Cardstock.

Sparkly Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The Simon Says Stamp Poppy Frame Die is a favorite of mine…

Sparkly Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This next one features the Simon Says Stamp Dahlia Corner Frame Die and Simon Says Stamp Hello Darling Stamp Set. This card is cut to be a bit smaller.

Sparkly Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

If you are looking for a way to quickly make a bunch of fun cards, I would recommend these techniques…

Sparkly Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This sentiment works for so many occasions…

Sparkly Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This next sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Encouragement Stamp Set.

Sparkly Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I created this last card using Simon Says Stamp Glitter Cardstock instead of Tim Holtz Silver Sparkle Alcohol Ink Cardstock. You can see it has a lot more sparkle, but the color gets a bit lost. But both options are fun!

Sparkly Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink Sparkly Alcohol Ink Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

BLOG HOP

Today I am happy to be hopping along with lots of my friends for the Simon Says Stamp Blossoms & Butterflies Release. I used many of the great products from this release in my last video (see it HERE)… and you can find all the goodies HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of the amazing Cathy Zielske. You can also start at the beginning of the hop at the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

FREE GIFT

Use the code “BLSM999” to get a FREE bottle of Unicorn Dust Glitter at Simon Says Stamp! Good through 4/14/19. Shop HERE.

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win a $25 gift card to Simon Says Stamp? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 4/12/19. (To leave a comment, head to blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be announced on the SSS blog.)

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Simon Says Stamp branded products which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to SSS.

Simon Says STamp Dahlia Frame Die
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Simon Says Stamp Dahlia Corner Frame Die
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Simon Says Stamp Poppy Frame Die
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Simon Says Stamp Lotus Frame Die
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Simon Says Stamp Hello Darling Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words…
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Tim Holtz Silver Sparkle Alcohol Ink…
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Simon Says Stamp Glitter Cardstock
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution
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Alcohol Ink Tool Set
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Storage Tin
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Gina K Connect Glue
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Stick It Adhesive Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
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White Craft Foam
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Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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Tim Holtz Trimmer
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Hero Arts Heat Gun
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Fiskars Blue Glitter Scissors
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
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440 thoughts on “Sparkly Alcohol Ink Backgrounds + GIVEAWAY + FREE GIFT”

  1. What fun and colorful cards! I haven’t heard of these special Tim Holtz card stocks before, so thank you for introducing me to them. Will have to give these new techniques a try. You always have the best ideas! 🙂

  2. I love texture that the SSS gliitter gave. It really made the alcohol inks pop! I can’t wait to order some new supplies from the release.

  3. Thank you Jennifer for sharing your talent and providing inspiration to all your readers and viewers. Your techniques are phenomenal and I have learned so much from you over the years. Thank you for bringing my attention to new products that I love (and love not-so-much). Im confident that my purchase will help me make something beautiful. This SSS release has some super products. Can’t wait to get started.

  4. Jennifer, your cards are amazing as always! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and being such an inspiration.

  5. Dear Jeniffer
    Love the cards you created. The backgrounds are awesome and gives that lady like look to the flowers died in white. I have never used alcohol inks must buy and use. Thanks for tempting me.Love and hugs

  6. Beautiful! I have not used alcohol inks, but your wonderful technique videos have inspired me to give them a try.

  7. I just found your blog and am so excited. I love your style and can’t wait to see more videos and try some techniques.

  8. I had never heard of the Tim Holtz sparkly alcohol ink cardstock before. I’ll have to get some. I love the results. It really makes the intricate SSS die cut images stand out!

  9. So many new products come out – it’s hard
    to keep up. Love the die cuts against
    the shiny background. Beautiful
    cards. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. Gorgeous cards, Jennifer, and the 12th is my birthday so I deserve to win! First I’ve heard of Tim’s and SSS’s sparkly cardstock. TFS your technique!

  11. These floral frames are among my favourites from this release, and I love how you have used them. The new TH card looks very interesting as well. Thanks for the inspiration, as always!
    Marianne x

  12. Thank you for this video. It explains a lot for how to make these stunning backgrounds. I would love to win one of your contests. Your results are amazing.

  13. I know I’ve said this before, but I really enjoy your alcohol ink videos so much! Always something new and fun to try!

  14. These are beautiful!! And so easy. I need to give this a try for sure!! Love the sparkle and the dies are so pretty!

  15. Jennifer so amazing! Thank you for your inspiration. You always think outside the box and I appreciate that since I have been stamping and scrapbooking since 1995.

  16. As they say one can never have too sparkle, and these cards were so sweet—love the videos—keep up the good work. Always looking for new ideas to be inspired by.

  17. So beautiful! As with many newbies I am in awe of you and your knowledge. You have an ability to see things in a different light and tesch us so many things. Thank you.

  18. These are just beautiful Jennifer!! I am so glad you did this video! I saw that one of my local craft shops had that glitter paper, but I wasn’t really sure what I would do with it or how to use it!! Thank you so much!! I will have to create some of these as I do already have the alcohol inks!!

  19. I don’t really like alcohol inks, but anything with glitter will always win me over. Those cards are fabulous as always, Jennifer.

  20. Absolutely gorgeous cards. I love your tips and inspiration, and I love alcohol inks! This is such a fantastic release.

  21. WOW Jennifer…..these backgrounds are just stunning. I watched the video last night on YouTube…and you astound me with how easy you make things look. LOL….I would probably drop the ink, spill it on myself…and make myself the work of art that I was trying to achieve. Sounds like I’ve been there before doesn’t it? Yep! LOL…but I am getting better….that is what I so love about crafting….good people…lots of laughter…and just being free to use your imagination. It’s only paper…right? LOL. Thank you so much for always being so generous with teaching us how to use the new products that are out there…It helps a lot.
    I hope that you are enjoying a great weekend. Hugs!

  22. Love love LOVE this technique and paper! And as usual, Jennifer you make it easy to learn. Thank you so much for this great technique and beautiful cards!

  23. Wow. Jennifer! You have done it again! absolutely stunning cards & an awesome video! Your videos are always so inspiring. I’m goin to my craft room right now to play with my AIs!!

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