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Alcohol Ink Lifting

Hello! I went overboard again… and have lots of cards to share! I also share a FUN background alcohol ink lift technique.

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[If the video is not visible, please head HERE to YouTube to watch. All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. I appreciate your support so much!]

Many folks have asked for more alcohol ink videos… and I have one for you today! This alcohol ink lifting technique is great with background stamps. Watch the video to see it in action.

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.


PRAYERS CARD
Featuring:
Pinkfresh Studio Lemon Lush Stamp (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Phrase Builder Sending Dies (SSS | PS)
Pinkfresh Studio Leafy Branch Die (SSS | PS | EH)
Memory Box Twinkling Jewel Glitter Paper
Yupo Paper
• Clear Embossing
Lawn Fawn Pearlescent Vellum
Alcohol Inks, Mined Alloy and alcohol ink supplies
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


AMAZING CARD
Featuring:
Pinkfresh Studio Abstract Cubes Stamp (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Phrase Builder You Dies (SSS | PS)
Pinkfresh Studio Leafy Branch Die (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Just Because Stamp Set (SSS | PS | EH) – “you are”
Memory Box Twinkling Jewel Glitter Paper
Yupo Paper
• Clear Embossing
Lawn Fawn Pearlescent Vellum
Alcohol Inks and alcohol ink supplies
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO CARD
Featuring:
Pinkfresh Studio Floral Shadow Stamp (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Sentiment Suite Hello Dies (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Leafy Decor Stamp Set (SSS | PS) – sentiment
• White Cardstock
Memory Box Twinkling Jewel Glitter Paper
Alcohol Inks and alcohol ink supplies
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THINKING OF YOU CARD
Featuring:
Pinkfresh Studio Floral Shadow Stamp (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Modern Bloom Die (SSS | PS | EH) – for flower
Pinkfresh Studio Pretty Frames Dies (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Just Because Stamp Set (SSS | PS | EH) – sentiment
Lawn Fawn Pearlescent Vellum
Yupo Paper
• Clear Embossing
Alcohol Inks and alcohol ink supplies
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO YOU CARD
Featuring:
Pinkfresh Studio Enchanted Blooms Stamp (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Frame Builder Botanical Oval Dies (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Geo Leaf Die (SSS | PS) – background
Pinkfresh Studio Sentiment Suite You Dies (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Abstract Builder Stamp Set (SSS | PS | EH) – “hello”
Yupo Paper
• Clear Embossing
Memory Box Twinkling Jewel Glitter Paper
Alcohol Inks and alcohol ink supplies
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


YOU ARE AMAZING CARD
Featuring:
Pinkfresh Studio Enchanted Blooms Stamp (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Frame Builder Botanical Oval Dies (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Geo Leaf Die (SSS | PS) – background
Pinkfresh Studio Abstract Builder Stamp Set (SSS | PS | EH) – “you are amazing”
Yupo Paper
• Clear Embossing
Alcohol Inks and alcohol ink supplies
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


SENDING HUGS CARD
Featuring:
Pinkfresh Studio Floral Shadow Stamp (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Diamond Tiles Stamp (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Frame Builder Botantical Circle Dies (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Abstract Builder Stamp Set (SSS | PS | EH) – “sending hugs”
Yupo Paper
• Clear Embossing
Alcohol Inks and alcohol ink supplies
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


YOU ARE AMAZING CARD
Featuring:
Pinkfresh Studio Enchanted Blooms Stamp (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Foliage Frame Inset Die (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Abstract Builder Stamp Set (SSS | PS | EH) – “you are amazing”
• White Cardstock
Memory Box Delicate Pastel Glitter Paper
Alcohol Inks and alcohol ink supplies
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THINKING OF YOU CARD
Featuring:
Pinkfresh Studio Diamond Tiles Stamp (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Modern Bloom Die (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Inverted Stitched Scalloped Circle Dies (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Just A Little Lovely Stamp Set (SSS | PS | EH) – sentiment
Yupo Paper
• Clear Embossing
Alcohol Inks and alcohol ink supplies
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO CARD
Featuring:
Pinkfresh Studio Lovely Frames Die (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Sentiment Suite Hello Dies (SSS | PS | EH)
• Scraps from other cards
Yupo Paper
• Clear Embossing
Alcohol Inks and alcohol ink supplies
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


JUST BECAUSE CARD
Featuring:
Pinkfresh Studio Folk Dance Die (SSS | PS | EH)
Pinkfresh Studio Just Because Stamp Set (SSS | PS | EH)
• White Cardstock
Alcohol Inks and alcohol ink supplies
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Lifting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


Whew! That’s a lot of cards. Ha! Hope you give this technique a try!

CRAFTY SALES

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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 dies, stamps, and alcohol inks. which were received from the companies with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Pinkfresh Studio Enchanted Blooms Stamp
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Floral Shadow Stamp
[ PNK | SSS | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Lemon Lush Stamp
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Abstract Cubes Stamp
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Diagonal Bars Stamp
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Do What You Love Stamp
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Diamond Tiles Stamp
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Lush Vines Stamp
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Floral Diamonds Stamp
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Just A Little Lovely…
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Just Because Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Leafy Decor Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Abstract Builder…
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Leafy Branch Die
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Modern Bloom Die
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Inverted Stitched…
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Pretty Frames Dies
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Diagonal Stripes…
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Sentiment Suite You Die
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Sentiment Suite…
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Phrase Builder…
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Phrase Builder You Dies
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Folk Dance Die
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Geo Leaf Die
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Lovely Frames Die
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Frame Builder…
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Frame Builder…
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
Pinkfresh Studio Foliage Frame Inset Die
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
New Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Alloys
[ SSS ]
91% Isopropyl Alcohol
[ AMZUS ]
Pipette
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower
[ SSS ]
Ranger Mini Mister
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing…
[ SSS | HA ]
Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Heavyweight 8×10 Yupo Paper
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Pearlescent Vellum
[ SSS | ELH | LWN ]
Memory Box Twinkling Jewel Glitter Paper
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Delicate Pastel Glitter Paper
[ SSS ]
E6000 Spray Adhesive
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK | ELH ]
Lucy’s Cards Jewels
[ SSS ]
Lucy’s Cards Soft Snowball Pearls
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Haberdashery Scissors
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS | ELH ]
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers Weeding Tool
[ SSS ]


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28 thoughts on “Alcohol Ink Lifting”

  1. Such a great technique, but so messy! I’ll give it a try but I have to say that messes are not my thing. Thanks for sharing. BTW, I was discouraged to see that the Phrase Building shadow word set I recently bought from Pink Fresh Studio is made in China. I like to support US companies so I will probably not continue to purchase their dies.

  2. Beautiful cards! I would appreciate if you would also include where you purchase the envelops. These are so perfectly coordinated with the colors in the cards. Thanks!

  3. Thank you, Jennifer. As always I enjoyed your video today. I could watch your videos all day long (in a good way – not like a creepy way). 🙂 I do have a question for you though. We don’t have “rubbing alcohol” in the UK. We have something called “surgical spirit” which is ethanol based. Would you please look to see what ingredients are in your “rubbing alcohol”. Is it Ethanol or is it Isopropyl? I can get the latter from Amazon and the former from a pharmacy and it might not make a difference but just in case, I would like to know what you are using please. Crafty hugs from a big fan! Lesley

  4. These are gorgeous, an amazing array of cards and I’m excited to try some of these techniques. I finally received my TH air blower and want to start using it. I think moving the ink around will be easier with this air blower and definitely better as opposed to a straw. Love what you created with some of the cover dies from Pinkfresh Studio!

  5. Very pretty technique and cards. But whenever I try to heat set Yupo paper it shrinks up like a shrinky dink. I am not putting it close to the paper but it still shrinks. Why???

  6. This wasn’t what I was expecting. I was thinking this had something to do with lifting ink off using a stamp and then stamping it somewhere else. I am still trying to find that video.
    But, I will say that I really enjoyed this video! I am definitely trying this soon!

  7. the cards are so pretty. thank you for sharing with all the information it is great. this one reminds my of being a kids.

  8. Fabulous technique and stunning cards. I thought it wasn’t so messy and I hope to try it once I have a better craftroom, my craftroom now has only a small window that I can open and with alcohol inks I need a lot of fresh air ( I am a severe lungpatient). Or I have to wait until it’s spring or summer so I can do it outside.
    Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put in to the videos you always make for us and have a great weekend.
    Question: Does the TH scissors you use have also the micro-serrated blades? ( I have ask this also on You Tube in hope you see one of them) Thanks for your answer in advance.

  9. I just love these cards. I tried the technique but my yupo paper is curling after heat setting it and stays that way even after passing it through my big shot!, any idea why this happens? Thanks.

  10. Oh boy, I really do need to get out my alcohol inks, yupo paper, etc. and do some experimenting. First, I need to buy that little blower as think that made a world of difference. I love your designs and how you arrive at them. Beautiful cards. Lots of tips and techniques.

  11. These are so beautiful!! I may make some on the larger yupo paper and frame them because it’s such a cool look. Thanks for coming up with another fun idea with supplies most people already have (although I had to buy a few of the Pinkfresh dies you showed after seeing how pretty they are lol!)

  12. Your cards were so beautiful and a had a couple alcohol ink backgrounds that I did not like. I went right to work and made two cards so far. They turned out great! One from the original and one from the lifted print of another piece. Thanks for sharing this I was wondering what I was going to do with those backgrounds!💕

  13. I love playing with alcohol inks and this gives me more ideas…these are gorgeous, Jennifer!! Whoa…you never cease to amaze me and your explanations are always so easy to understand and so precise and detailed. You are BLESSING!!

  14. What a great technique! I bought some yupo but couldn’t remember why. Now I have it to give this a go! It’s not just the technique that is great today. I’m also amazed with your layouts and impressed by your use of vellum. I want to do it all! TFS❣️

  15. I don’t have a diecut machine, but after seeing these, I’m seriously considering it buying one. Just amazing what you can do with those and few inks. Love it!

  16. Love this technique, and can’t wait to try it. Can you give us some tips for clean up? I don’t mind making a mess but am wondering how to clean the inks off the cutting plates etc.

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