How to Make 2 FUN Cards With Alcohol Ink Backgrounds + Video!

Did you know that it is VERY easy to create beautiful Alcohol Ink Backgrounds? But what do you do with them after you have made them?

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.

Do you already have a stack of backgrounds ready to use, or would you like to make some like I did for this video here?

These Alcohol Ink Backgrounds are so much fun to make and to add a little something extra I added a foil element to these. You can see how easy it was to add the foil in the video lined below.

For my first idea I decided to die cut the background into a sentiment. I used the Linear Pathway Alpha Solid Die Set and popped it up onto a Window Slat background.

And for a bit of fun I added a sentiment from the Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set.

BONUS IDEA: Why not die cut a layered flower from an Alcohol Inked Background, this would look amazing too!

Altenew - Linear pathway Alpha Solid - Window Slats 3D - Sentiment Strips 2 - Take 2 With Therese (card video) 3 copy

For my second card design I decided to use the background as a feature panel on my card.

This Fine Bouquet Die looks beautiful in Gold Foil Cardstock.

And this time I layered up a Signature Words Die sentiment die cut in Dark Chocolate Cardstock.

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


I hope you are inspired to create a card using Alcohol Ink Backgrounds! And if you do, I’d love to see it so please tag me on social media!

You can also see my post here at Altenew. Thanks so much for stopping by today, hugs,

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Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
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Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
Classic Crest Solar White 80lb

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A4 250gsm Foiling Paper
A4 250gsm Foiling Paper

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Gold Foil
Gold Foil

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Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate

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Pale Gold Foil
Pale Gold Foil

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Foam
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Linear Pathway Alpha Solid
Linear Pathway Alpha Solid

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Sentiment Strips 2
Sentiment Strips 2

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Window Slats
Window Slats

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Fine Bouquet Die
Fine Bouquet Die

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Signature Words Die
Signature Words Die

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Moon Rock
Moon Rock

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Morning Frost Refill
Morning Frost Refill

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Moon Rock Refill
Moon Rock Refill

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Alcohol Blending Solution
Alcohol Blending Solution

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Ink Air Blower
Ink Air Blower

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Scissors
Scissors

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Bone Folder Altenew
Bone Folder Altenew

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Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board

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Cutting Mat
Cutting Mat

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MISTI

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Gemini Junior
Gemini Junior

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Bigshot

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Precision Tip

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Multi Medium Matte
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Zig Chisel Glue Pen

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Adhesive Sheets
Adhesive Sheets

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Foam Tape
Foam Tape

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Glue Tape
Glue Tape

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7 thoughts on “How to Make 2 FUN Cards With Alcohol Ink Backgrounds + Video!

  1. I LOVE the “56” — so easy to personalize! I probably would add “OMG” or “WOW, that’s OLD” to mine 😉
    I love the look, but I have NEVER been able to get the timing of adding the foil to alcohol ink– too soon, too late, or totally forgotten– ARGH! I wish there was a magic formula, but humidity (and cat hair) is a major influence. I guess that’s why this is an art.

  2. I typically just keep adding the foil from when it looks nearly dry (always too early) but then I keep adding it so I don’t ‘miss the boat’.

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