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Alcohol Ink Alloys + Many Card Designs

Hello! I had promised to do a video on using the new Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Alloys… and here it is! I also am sharing several fun ways to “step up” your alcohol ink backgrounds with stamping, debossing, die cutting, and more. Oh – and I show a ton of card ideas.

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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

All of the Alcohol Ink products are such fun to play with! I show lots of techniques in my video, so please feel free to watch! Also, Tim Holtz has a great video HERE that is worth a watch, too.

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.


Edit visibilityHere 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.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 pLOVE YOU CARD – with stamping over alcohol ink
Featuring:
Waffle Flower Oversized Love You Die (SSS | WFF | ELH)
Simon Says Stamp You Are Background Stanp (SSS)
Ranger Archival Ink – in Pebble Beach
New Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (SSS) – in Boysenberry, Laguna,
Tim Holtz Alloys (SSS) – in Gilded
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS), Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS), etc.
• Additional basic supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO CARD – with stamping over alcohol ink
Featuring:
Waffle Flower Oversized Hello Die (SSS | WFF | ELH)
Simon Says Stamp You Are Background Stanp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips (SSS) – sentiment strip
Couture Creations Gold Matte Cardstock (SSS)
Ranger Archival Ink – in Sea Glass
New Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (SSS) – in Mojito, Moss, Everglades
Tim Holtz Alloys (SSS) – in Foundry
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS), Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS), etc.
• Additional basic supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO LOVE YOU CARD – with stamping over alcohol ink
Featuring:
Birch Press Hello Honey Script Dies (SSS)
Memory Box Matinee Rectangle Dies (SSS)
Concord & 9th Quilted Heart Dies (SSS | C&9)
Birch Press You Are Awesome Stamp Set (SSS) – “love you”
Pinkfresh Studio Enchanted Blooms Stamp (SSS | PNK | ELH)
Couture Creations Gold Matte Cardstock (SSS)
• Vellum
Hero Arts White Unicorn Pigment Ink
Ranger Archival Ink – in Pale Ochre
New Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (SSS) – in Ember
Tim Holtz Alloys (SSS) – in Gilded
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS), Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS), etc.
• Additional basic supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANKS CARD – with stamping over alcohol ink
Featuring:
Birch Press Thanks Honey Script Die (SSS)
Memory Box Matinee Rectangle Dies (SSS)
Concord & 9th Stitched Blooms Dies (SSS | C&9) – for long rectangle
Birch Press You Are Awesome Stamp Set (SSS) – “you are the best”
Pink and Main Plaid 2 Stamp (SSS | PNK)
Couture Creations Gold Matte Cardstock (SSS)
Ranger Archival Ink – in Sea Glass
New Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (SSS) – in Laguna, Mojito
Tim Holtz Alloys (SSS) – in Foundry
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS), Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS), etc.
• Additional basic supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HUGS CARD – adding basic die cuts
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Cosmos Stem Die (SSS)
Birch Press Hugs Honey Script Dies (SSS)
Couture Creations Gold Matte Cardstock (SSS)
New Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (SSS) – in Dijon
Tim Holtz Alloys (SSS) – in Gilded
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS), Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS), etc.
• Additional basic supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


LOVE FROM ME TO YOU CARD – adding basic die cuts
Featuring:
My Favorite Things Lots of Love Die (SSS | MFT | ELH)
Birch Press You Are Awesome Stamp Set (SSS) – “from me to you”
Couture Creations Gold Matte Cardstock (SSS)
New Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (SSS) – in Gumball & Fiesta
Tim Holtz Alloys (SSS) – in Gilded
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS), Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS), etc.
• Additional basic supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


A BIT OF KINDNESS CARD – adding basic die cuts
Featuring:
Poppy Stamps Adriana Oval Frame Die (SSS)
Hero Arts A Bit of Kindness Die (SSS)
New Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (SSS) – in Laguna, Mojito
Tim Holtz Alloys (SSS) – in Foundry
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS), Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS), etc.
• Additional basic supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HE IS RISEN CARD – die cutting alcohol ink pieces
Featuring:
Ink To Paper He Is Risen Die (SSS | INK)
Ink To Paper Risen Dies (SSS | INK)
Memory Box Serene Mandala 3D Embossing Folder (SSS)
New Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (SSS) – in Ember, Fiesta, Gumball
Tim Holtz Alloys (SSS) – in Gilded
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS), Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS), etc.
• Additional basic supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HUGS CARD – debossing an alcohol ink background
Featuring:
Birch Press Hugs Honey Script Dies (SSS)
Concord & 9th Stitched Blooms Dies (SSS | C&9)
Pink and Main Plaid 2 Stamp (SSS | PNK)
• Glitter Paper
New Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (SSS) – in Cobalt & Glacier
Tim Holtz Alloys (SSS) – in Sterling
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS), Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS), etc.
• Additional basic supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


A BETTER PLACE CARD – debossing an alcohol ink background
Featuring:
Memory Box Matinee Rectangle Dies (SSS)
Concord & 9th Stitched Blooms Dies (SSS | C&9)
Birch Press You Are Awesome Stamp Set (SSS) – sentiment
New Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (SSS) – in Monsoon & Laguna
Tim Holtz Alloys (SSS) – in Foundry
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS), Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS), etc.
• Additional basic supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THINKING OF YOU CARD – stamping on alcohol ink background
Featuring:
Altenew Paint A Flower Poppy Stamp Set
Memory Box Matinee Rectangle Dies (SSS)
Birch Press You Are Awesome Stamp Set (SSS) – sentiment
Altenew Obsidian Black Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
New Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (SSS) – in Ember, Fiesta
Tim Holtz Alloys (SSS) – in Gilded
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS), Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS), etc.
• Additional basic supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


REJOICE – adding stamped piece to an alcohol ink background
Featuring:
Ink to Paper Risen Stamp Set (SSS | INK)
Ink To Paper Risen Dies (SSS | INK)
Couture Creations Gold Matte Cardstock (SSS)
New Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (SSS) – in Cobalt, Everglades
Tim Holtz Alloys (SSS) – in Sterling
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS), Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS), etc.
• Additional basic supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANKS CARD – using an alcohol ink background scrap
Featuring:
Birch Press Floral Star Layer Die (SSS)
SSS CZ Thanks Dies (SSS)
Couture Creations Gold Matte Cardstock (SSS)
New Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (SSS) – in Cobalt, Mojito, Laguna
Tim Holtz Alloys (SSS) – in Gilded
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS), Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS), etc.
• Additional basic supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Alloys Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


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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 products with asterisks which were received from the company 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.

*New Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
[ SSS ]
*Tim Holtz Alloys
[ SSS ]
*Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower
[ SSS ]
91% Isopropyl Alcohol
[ AMZUS ]
Pipette
[ SSS ]
Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Heavyweight 8×10 Yupo Paper
[ SSS ]
*Poppy Stamps Adriana Oval Frame Die
[ SSS ]
*Waffle Flower Oversized Love You Die
[ SSS | WFF | ELH ]
Waffle Flower Oversized Hello Die
[ SSS | WFF | ELH ]
Memory Box Matinee Rectangle Dies
[ SSS ]
*Birch Press Floral Star Layer Die
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts A Bit of Kindness Die
[ SSS ]
*SSS CZ Thanks Dies
[ SSS ]
*My Favorite Things Lots of Love Die
[ SSS | MFT | ELH ]
*Birch Press Hugs Honey Script Dies
[ SSS ]
*Birch Press Hello Honey Script Dies
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Thanks Honey Script Die
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Blessed Honey Script Dies
[ SSS ]
Ink To Paper He Is Risen Die
[ SSS | INK ]
Simon Says Stamp Cosmos Stem Die
[ SSS ]
Concord & 9th Quilted Heart Dies
[ SSS | C&9 ]
Ink to Paper Risen Stamp Set
[ SSS | INK ]
Ink To Paper Risen Dies
[ SSS | INK ]
*Concord & 9th Stitched Blooms Stamp Set
[ SSS | C&9 ]
*Concord & 9th Stitched Blooms Dies
[ SSS | C&9 ]
*Simon Says Stamp You Are Background…
[ SSS ]
*Birch Press You Are Awesome Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
*Altenew Paint A Flower Poppy Stamp Set
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Pink and Main Plaid 3 Stamp
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pink and Main Plaid 2 Stamp
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pink and Main Plaid 1 Stamp
[ SSS | PNK ]
*Pinkfresh Studio Enchanted Blooms Stamp
[ SSS | PNK | ELH ]
*Memory Box Serene Mandala 3D…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips
[ SSS ]
Couture Creations Gold Matte Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Carta Bella 12×12 Shimmer Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival Ink
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
E6000 Spray Adhesive
[ SSS ]
Altenew Obsidian Black Ink
[ SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing…
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
Gina K Envelopes
[ GNK ]
Trinity Stamps Golden Baubles
[ SSS | TRN ]
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Metal Adapter Plate
[ SSS ]
Microfiber Cloth
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS ]
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
Clear Protective Fixative Spray
[ AMZUS ]


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17 thoughts on “Alcohol Ink Alloys + Many Card Designs”

  1. I love these long videos. It really gives a lot of different options. I need to see something to understand it so these videos are fantastic. I always love your work and your inspiration.

  2. These cards are so pretty. While home on sabbatical should try some of these techniques as pretty sure I have these materials in my “stash”. Card making here I come!!!!!!!

  3. Oh my, oh my, oh my!! I absolutely adore playing with alcohol inks and you just keep the ideas coming and coming!! I like the idea that you don’t have to make your alcohol ink backgrounds fully covered…I love the wispy look that you created without going all the way to the edges!! Thanks, Jennifer! More to add to my “to-do” list…You are BLESSING!!

  4. Hi Jennifer, thank you very kindly for another fabulous “long” video – it was great to sit, enjoy a coffee and have a short break from reality. I really appreciate and admire your amazing kindness and always, always thinking of others. Thank you for all your tips and product comparisons. I love watching your videos – I learn so much and am always excited so try the techniques. Thank you for always generously sharing your creativity and time! I hope you and your family are safe and well during these ever changing days. Take care!

  5. I have been watching all your recent videos about sharing the “superpower” of card making and enjoying them very much. Thank you! One thing I’ve wanted to do is make much smaller cards (like 3X5) that I could carry around in my purse to give to random people as I go about my day. I’m thinking of the checker and bagger in the supermarket or other people out there keeping things running. There was a sweet lady in my grocery store sanitizing all the carts before customers took them! Some kind of rainbow thank you card? Your advice would be greatly appreciated!

  6. I am crazy about metallics! These are awesome! I love the way you pull them together with the alloys, sentiments and narrow borders! And I love these long videos! I could watch for hours! Thank you!

  7. I appreciate the long video and all the ideas of what to do with an alcohol ink background. I often get stuck trying to come up with a card design with the backgrounds I’ve created so I’ll be keeping this video on hand. I’ve tried 2 of the new alloys and they are really cool — and I too love that blower tool!!! Makes things so much easier. BTW, Momentum Tuxedo Black ink works really well on yupo to do a ghost stamp. That ink NEVER dries on yupo and is easy to wipe off to reveal a ghost stamp. Appreciate the challenge. I’m donating over 300 cards to my church who is in need of them and will get them out to people in need. With the loss in stash (mercifully!!), now I can make more!!!! Thanks, Jennifer.

  8. I created a couple of alcohol ink backgrounds today and had more fun, even though I had no metallic mixatives or alloys to add. I love how my backgrounds turned out and it’s like the Forest Gump quote about a box of chocolates, “You never know what you’re going to get.” Lol! I have the Alcohol Ink Air Blower from TH and that made a difference for me in moving the ink around. It was worth the wait it took to receive it! Most of the alloys are on back order, but I did order Foundry and some new ink colors and will play some more with what’s on hand until they come! Thanks!

  9. So cool to watch, you are right its is mesmerising. I think the background you liked the lease was my favourite 🙂

  10. Wow Jennifer, awesome backgrounds and lots of inspiration to use them, you are great!!
    I love how you showed so well how the Alloys work and all the thing you can use for this technique.
    Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put in this video, stay safe and healthy.

  11. I finally am caught up with your videos. I love the ideas with using alcohol inks. I need to start using them. Maybe I can find time to use them tomorrow.
    Jennifer praying that you and your love ones stay safe and healthy.
    Thanks for all the new ideas and I love the idea of sending out our cards to brighten people’s day!!

  12. Loved the video, awesome cards, techniques and so many great tips for us. Thanks for always sharing and giving us new ways to make great cards.

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