2 BEAUTIFUL Alcohol Ink Background With FOIL – No Special Machines Required!

Have you ever made any alcohol ink backgrounds? How about adding some fun foil highlights? It’s really easy to do and I have a video showing you how to do it!

But first… Did you know that this video is part of my Take 2 With Therese series of videos that I create for Altenew? You can check out the full playlist right HERE for more inspiration.

Altenew - Alcohol Ink Refills - Take 2 With Therese (card video) copy

I started by creating my alcohol ink backgrounds, check out the video below to see how I added the foil details.

Altenew - Alcohol Ink Refills - Way to Go - Stone Mosaic - Take 2 With Therese (card vide 4 copy

The backgrounds are going to be the star of the show. So I kept it simple by adding the Way to Go sentiment die cut in some Citrine cardstock.

Altenew - Alcohol Ink Refills - Way to Go - Stone Mosaic - Take 2 With Therese (card vide 4 copy

This sub sentiment is from the Stone Mosaic set and I stamped this with the Aqualicious ink….. ‘No’ black ink today!

Altenew - Alcohol Ink Refills - Way to Go - Stone Mosaic - Take 2 With Therese (card vide 4 copy

My next desigsn is very similar.

Altenew - Alcohol Ink Refills - Waterbrush Hello - Modern Hello - Take 2 With Therese (card video) 4 copy

But this time I used the Waterbrush Hello die and some Gold Mirror Cardstock.

Altenew - Alcohol Ink Refills - Waterbrush Hello - Modern Hello - Take 2 With Therese (card video) 4 copy

Check out the shiny shiny shine!

Altenew - Alcohol Ink Refills - Waterbrush Hello - Modern Hello - Take 2 With Therese (card video) 4 copy

My sub sentiment this time comes from the Modern Hello Stamp Set. As well as some Antique Gold Sequins.

Altenew - Alcohol Ink Refills - Waterbrush Hello - Modern Hello - Take 2 With Therese (card video) 4 copy

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.


I hope you are inspired to create with your alcohol refills! And if you do, I’d love to see it so please tag me on social media! Thanks so much for stopping by today, hugs,

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Other supplies: Gilded Glitter Cardstock – Citrine

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Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
Classic Crest Solar White 110lb

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Gold Mirror
Gold Mirror

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Gilded Glitter Cardstock
Gilded Glitter Cardstock

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Gold Foil
Gold Foil

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Yupo - Medium
Yupo – Medium

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Way To Go
Way To Go

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Stone Mosaic
Stone Mosaic

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Waterbrush Hello Die
Waterbrush Hello Die

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Modern Hello
Modern Hello

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Aqualicious
Aqualicious

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Dew Drops
Dew Drops

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Aqualicious
Aqualicious

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Pink Diamond
Pink Diamond

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Alcohol Blending Solution
Alcohol Blending Solution

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Ink Air Blower
Ink Air Blower

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Antique Gold Sequins
Antique Gold Sequins

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Tweezers
Tweezers

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Scissors
Scissors

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Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board

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Stamping Mat
Stamping Mat

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Cutting Mat
Cutting Mat

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Gemini Junior
Gemini Junior

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Paper Trimmer
Paper Trimmer

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Acrylic Blocks
Acrylic Blocks

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Glue Tape
Glue Tape

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Foam Tape
Foam Tape

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Glue Pen
Glue Pen

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16 thoughts on “2 BEAUTIFUL Alcohol Ink Background With FOIL – No Special Machines Required!

  1. Beautiful cards Therese. Love the colours and the gilding. Thank you for sharing your amazing idea ❤️

  2. The colors are beautiful and I love it with gold accents, Therese. I did that foil technique once and loved it but then forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Love your color combination!
    The tricky part of adding the foil is determining when the background is dry, but have some areas that are tacky enough to make the foil stick. You make it look so easy. I, unfortunately, have NOT found that sweet spot! I think my neighbors could hear my reaction to my many failure(s) (ie; cursing) 🙂

    1. hahaha I usually just keep trying until it sticks. This time I did heat set it a little on the ‘low heat’ for a few seconds to speed up the process and slow down the frustration. But you could also add a little glue in a few spots, I am sure that will work too. Good luck June!

  4. What gorgeous results, Therese! I love both of the cards! The bold, yet simple, die cut sentiments really allow the background to take center stage!

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