Alcohol pearl inks | 6 cards

Hi! The new  Alcohol Pearl Inks ( SBC | SSS | JGG ) are here and today I am putting them into use! I created lots of backgrounds while playing and then I turned them into 6 cards. The new alcohol pearl inks are easy to use and you can do everything you did with the regular ones. But these will dry into a lovely pearlescent finish. Remember you can also mix them with your regular alcohol inks and your blending solution.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

I made a bunch of backgrounds using my alcohol pearl inks and you can see the in the video above. For my backgrounds I worked on Yupo as well as on the new Alcohol ink cardstock that comes in matte black, brushed silver and silver sparkle! Here are some close-up photos on the cards I made using these backgrounds

the love card

For this card I die cut the hearts from one of my inked backgrounds. I also used the sentiment and the envelope from the
Sizzix Valentine set ( SBC | SSS ).

This is one of the inked backgrounds where I did some foiling on top using my Therm O Web – Adhesive Pen ( SBC | SSS ).

the flower card

I created 2 backgrounds using my alcohol pearl inks on Alcohol Ink Cardstock – Matte Black( SBC | SSS ). These looked gorgeous and they could easy make a card as they were. But I decided to make something more complicated. So I used the Sizzix Funky Floral 1 set ( SBC | SSS ) to die cut the leaves and flowers.

The sentiment is from the Sizzix – Sentiment Words, Thin( SBC )

the wildflower card

Now this is a stunning card in real life, but as always the shine is so hard to catch on camera. This is an inked background I did using my regular alcohol inks. But instead of Yupo I worked on the new Alcohol Ink Cardstock – Silver Sparkle( SBC | SSS ).

You can work on this background with your alcohol pearl inks too, but you really don’t have to. After all you will get the shine and sparkle from the cardstock, so just go with your good old alcohol inks without the pearl mica in them. This is also a great alternative if you want to go shiny but don’t want to invest into the new pearl inks. Just get a pack of the Silver Sparkle cardstock and use the inks you already have.

the pink window card

This is the panel where I did lots of foiling on top. Love how it looks and a simple die cut word and a sentiment makes a gorgeous card. I used  the Ornate Love die set for this.  Let the wonderful background do the job for you! Quick and simple!

the square card

And since I had the leftover letters from the previous card I just had to use them on a tiny square card. This is a 4×4 card super quick but adorable. I absolutely love the visual texture I got on those letters!

the hearts window card

Finally for the last card I did another quick design. I used the Windows to my Heart die set to cut out the windows and then you can see through the pearleascent inked background.

supplies

Below you can find a list with all the products used today. Links to multiple online shops are available, just click the logo below each item. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.

Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Alcohol Inks…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Alcohol Inks…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Alcohol Inks…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Alcohol Inks…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Alcohol Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Alcohol Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Alcohol Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Ranger ALCOHOL INK…
[ SSS | JGG | SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Alcohol Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Ranger ALCOHOL BLENDING…
[ SSS | JGG | SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Alcohol…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Therm O Web – iCraft – Deco Foil -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Alterations…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Alterations…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Alterations…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Alterations…
[ SBC ]
My Favorite Things LOTS OF HEARTS…
[ SSS | MFT ]
Simon Says Stamp WINDOWS TO MY HEART…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp ORNATE LOVE Wafer…
[ SSS ]
From the Heart
[ MFT ]
Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Alcohol Ink…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat
[ SBC | SSS ]

19 Comments

  1. Teresa A. Stevens said:

    Just gorgeous! Sometimes a stunning background is all you need to make a really beautiful card. Vicky, I admire your talents!

    February 5, 2019
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  2. Wow! I’m in love with alcohol inks!! Each card is gorgeous! <3

    February 5, 2019
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  3. terrie rodrigue said:

    The inks are fantastic what a wonderful shine on the cards….all of the card turned out really nice….tfs

    February 5, 2019
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  4. Lagene said:

    Gorgeous cards, I love the gorgeous glimmer!

    February 5, 2019
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  5. Marcie Lovett said:

    These are so beautiful, Vicky! Starting with the fabulous backgrounds really makes a simple card look grand.

    February 5, 2019
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  6. Roxanna said:

    So pretty! they all are beautiful but my favorite is the flowers. Thanks Vicky!

    February 5, 2019
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  7. cyndi morris said:

    All of your cards are absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait to get my hands on these new Alcohol Pearl inks and that new Silver Sparkle paper !

    February 5, 2019
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  8. Julie L said:

    Beautiful cards—I like them all, but card #1 is my favorite. Which die did you use for the largest heart on #1? I looked on the supply list, but none seem to have that pretty shape. Perfect size, too. I’m thinking of purchasing a heart die and really like that one.

    February 5, 2019
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  9. Jan Castle said:

    GORGEOUS cards …TFS!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

    February 5, 2019
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  10. Henriëtte said:

    Oh my Vicky, what a stunning cards. I love them all but (as always) I have a favorite and that is the Wild Flower card. I can see the shine so very well on this card and I think its a beautiful blend of colours, simply gorgeous. Thank you so much for showing all the possibilities with these great inks.

    February 5, 2019
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  11. Viveca V. said:

    Your cards and your tutorials are always so inspiring. In fact, so inspiring that I ordered the Tim Holtz Alteration Sentiment Die set and the Funky Florals 1 dies today. I’ll be ordering some Pearl Alcohol Inks soon. I look forward to trying out them out.

    February 5, 2019
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  12. Debbie F. said:

    WOW! Those colors look so vibrant! I especially love the first 2 cards you made, but they are all beautiful. That silver sparkle papers looks amazing. Alcohol ink on yupo paper is so great for die cutting — as you have demonstrated. I can’t get over the delicious red in the first card. That’s a stunning color. Would love to hear what you discover about using the foil. Sometimes it works for me and sometimes it doesn’t. I don’t know why. When it does work, though, I really like the look. Thanks, Vicky!

    February 5, 2019
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  13. Debbie P said:

    Beautiful cards.

    February 6, 2019
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  14. Mary Sanders MacFadyen said:

    Oh,Vicki, I am in love! That 1st Love card with the antiques background and large red heart stole my heart. If I was on the fence about investing in the new pearl inks, I’m not now. Wow you showed me several more ways to use them than I thought of on my own. Lovely, lovely cards , as usual.

    February 6, 2019
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  15. Diana Whitney said:

    Impossible to pick a favorite. All So lovely!

    February 6, 2019
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  16. sally riley said:

    Love how you have used the pearl alcohol inks 🙂

    February 9, 2019
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  17. Denise M Freeman said:

    Greetings Vicky! Fabulous cards, colors, techniques. I had to buy everything. I was really Wowed. Just love your work. I do wonder Vicky – if you get a moment, I’d love to know the name of that music, I really like it – it is beautiful. I find myself humming it. Thanks much, you are so talented. Denise

    February 10, 2019
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  18. These cards are all just beautiful! I can’t even pick a favorite. I love making backgrounds with my alcohol inks and can’t wait to give the pearl ones a try. Thanks for another wonderful video.

    February 14, 2019
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