alcohol inks on vellum | 5 cards

Hi! Today I am playing with alcohol inks on vellum. It’s a great way to create vibrant backgrounds that make stunning cards. I am also going to demonstrate the lift technique where you stamp with lift ink to add even more visual texture.

alcohol inks on vellum – video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

Alcohol inks on vellum create gorgeous abstract backgrounds and you really don’t need to do a lot. Just adding a sentiment on top is fine. In the examples below I made sure all the focal points were small since I didn’t want to cover much of the background. I also colored my images using colors that were on the background. It’s just a little trick to make sure that they are not going to stand out too much and steal the thunder on the backgrounds.

Below the cards you can find a full list of supplies with images for your convenience.

birthday guy card

  • My Favorite Things SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS Clear Stamps ( SSS )
  • My Favorite Things SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS Dies Die-Namics ( SSS )

birthday girl card

  • My Favorite Things SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS Clear Stamps ( SSS )
  • My Favorite Things SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS Dies Die-Namics ( SSS )

On this alcohol inked background I used a text stamp with lift ink.

turtle birthday card

  • My Favorite Things MY SMILE IS BIGGER BECAUSE OF YOU Clear Stamps ( SSS )
  • My Favorite Things MY SMILE IS BIGGER BECAUSE OF YOU Dies Die-Namics ( SSS )

Here is a closer look on the alcohol inked background where I used a stamp with lines.

sunshine bunny card

  • My Favorite Things YOU MAKE MY DAYS SUNSHINY Clear Stamps ( SSS )
  • My Favorite Things YOU MAKE MY DAYS SUNSHINY Dies Die-Namics ( SSS )

Check the plaid design that I was able to get by using the lift ink technique.

on my mind card

  • My Favorite Things SUNSHINE FRIENDS Clear Stamps ( SSS )
  • My Favorite Things SUNSHINE FRIENDS Dies Die-Namics ( SSS )

A simple dot stamp and lift ink made the background even more interesting.

supplies

Below you can find a list of 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.

Vellum Sheets – 180gsm
[ ACH | DRS ]
Alcohol Inks – Dandelion
[ SBC | ACH | SSS ]
Alcohol Ink – Lemonade
[ SBC | SSS | ACH ]
Alcohol Ink – Limeade
[ SSS | ACH ]
Alcohol Inks – Aquamarine
[ SBC | SSS | ACH ]
Alcohol Ink Patina
[ SSS | ACH ]
Alcohol Ink – Pool
[ SBC | ACH | SSS ]
Alcohol Ink – Shell Pink
[ SBC | ACH | SSS ]
Alcohol Ink – Raspberry
[ SBC | SSS | ACH ]
Alcohol Ink – Wild Plum
[ SBC | SSS | ACH ]
Alcohol Lift-Ink Pad
[ SBC | SSS | ACH ]
Air Blower
[ SBC | SSS | ACH ]
Alcohol Ink Storage Tin
[ SBC | SSS | ACH ]
Double Sided Adhesive Roll
[ SBC ]
My Favorite Things SHOUT IT FROM THE…
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things SHOUT IT FROM THE…
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things SUNSHINE FRIENDS…
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things SUNSHINE FRIENDS…
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things MY SMILE IS BIGGER…
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things MY SMILE IS BIGGER…
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things YOU MAKE MY DAYS…
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things YOU MAKE MY DAYS…
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia JADE Crystals
[ SSS ]
RAINFOREST Sparkly Shaker Mix
[ SSS ]
gem pick up tool
[ AMZUS | STD ]
Tim Holtz – Large Scissors
[ SBC | SSS ]
Spellbinders – Platinum 6 – Die…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Glass Media Mat
[ SBC | SSS ]

more inspiration

Would you like even more inspiration using alcohol inks? Here is an older video for you!

alcohol inked ocean backgrounds | SSS blog hop

8 Comments

  1. April Cowans said:

    Hi. Such great cards! What a fun technique.
    Where is the happy birthday die from that you used on the turtle card? I really like the font. Thank you.

    May 20, 2022
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    • Vicky said:

      Oh sorry I forgot to link that. It’s a die by mftstamps called “HANGING HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIGN”

      May 20, 2022
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  2. Maureen Morton said:

    Thanks for this great video! I had forgotten about the alcohol inks working on vellum. Vellum always scares me because it is difficult to figure out how to attach it but I love the idea of the double-sided tape IF I can get it on straight on the first try – ha! You are an inspiration and I have appreciated you for many years.

    May 20, 2022
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  3. Lydia said:

    It’s amazing the designs and patterns you get from working with alcohol inks. You have so many options with the ink since you can use them with dies, stamps and as a background. Love the cards and video. Thank you Vicky.

    May 20, 2022
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  4. Debbie F said:

    Such great cards!! I love the bear holding the flower and the background for it! Thanks for the reminder to use velum with alcohol inks. I’ve done it before but it’s been a long time and to be honest I forgot!! There’s a fun stamp set I have with frogs doing yoga that would be perfect to use for this technique!! Thank you so very much for the inspiration! Enjoy the day.

    May 20, 2022
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  5. Maureen Reiss said:

    These are Adorable!!! I love this idea!!

    May 21, 2022
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  6. Elizabeth B said:

    I just started dabbling in alcohol inks. I’m so glad I watched your video. I didn’t know there was a alcohol lift ink pad out there. I have to get one! I really love the effect you got using that on your background stamps. You’re cards are very cool!!

    May 22, 2022
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  7. Henriëtte said:

    Gorgeous and sweet cards Vicky.
    I totally love the alcohol ink backgrounds, great video turorial as well.
    Never thought of using vellum with alcohol ink.
    Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

    May 29, 2022
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