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DieCember® Release Blog Hop Day 2 | Alcohol Inks & Acetate

Hello my crafty friends! I’m excited to be joining Simon Says Stamp in Day 2 of the DieCember® release blog hop. I have a fun technique to share with you today that I’ve been wanting to try! That technique is alcohol inks on acetate to create these gorgeous windows.


I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

This technique is one I’ve seen Jennifer McGuire do and it’s been on my to-try list for some time. It’s using Acetate instead of Yupo paper to create backgrounds with alcohol ink. It creates a very whimsical and ethereal look.

Since I go through everything in the video, I will briefly go over the supplies used.

For this first card, I’m using the Snowflake Hexagon cut from Luxe Glitter cardstock. It’s a show-stopper!

I used one of my alcohol ink background to create this window in the center.

The sentiment comes from one of my new favorite die sets which is the Basic Trio also cut from Luxe Glitter cardstock.

I was tempted to add an embossing folder behind the die cut but decided to just let this be center stage.

Next we have some gorgeous deep wine red. I saved some of this background and plan on using it with the Wine Glass that was just recently released.

Instead, I created a full panel window and framed it using the Rectangle Infinity die.

I added the Winsome Branch cut from Matte Gold and a sentiment from the Reverse Birthday Celebration.

These give such stunning results to highlight your die cuts.

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  1. These are beautiful, lovely backgrounds and the silver and gold go with them wonderfully!

  2. Christine H says:

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for teaching this technique!

  3. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for the video showing us your creative process.

  4. Cindi Green says:

    The alcohol inks and the metallics are gorgeous together. Love these cards!

  5. MelanieKuzik says:

    The alcohol inks on acetate are amazing

  6. Michelle Hackett says:

    The luxe glitter paper is so gorgeous. As soon as I saw that die set, I knew I wanted it, so pretty.

  7. Judy Inukai says:

    Beautiful cards. The alcohol inks really make gorgeous backgrounds.

  8. Nandini says:

    Gorgeous cards!

  9. Leslie Steed says:

    Absolutely LOVE these cards! I love using alcohol inks and finding new ways to combine it with card making.

  10. Oh my gosh, the alcohol ink on acetate is soooo dreamy. Stunning cards!

  11. Angie Neuman says:

    Beautiful cards, love the acetate backgrounds.

  12. Janet L Durbin says:

    These are gorgeous!

  13. cjknick says:

    Love the use of the inks paired with the dies!

  14. ooooh, the first card is lovely, but the second one…just wow!

  15. Steffi H. says:

    I use alcohol inks every now and then. Your beautiful cards makes me using alcohol inks more often.

  16. This is what I would call a “WOW” Card! It is absolutely beautiful but still simple not to overpowering as some cards with to much on them can be.

  17. The snowflake is such a gorgeous frame that’s looked fantastic in every palette I’ve seen, thanks for sharing this inspiration.

  18. Gorgeous cards! I will be trying alcohol ink on acetate – thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Alexandra Y says:

    So pretty! I’m in love with the effect that glitter card-stock gives when it is die cut!

  20. Terry Deason says:

    Stunning! I love the look of alcohol inks but I’m allergic. I sure enjoy looking though.

  21. Alcohol inks are so addictive! They make fabulous backgrounds for your cards. And the new dies add so much with the gold and silver glitter papers! Thanks for sharing the love💜

  22. Love the blue center, with the
    gold and silver. Looks like an
    ice crystal. The red is gorgeous
    too. thanks for sharing

  23. spilor says:

    Hi, Mindy – this is so beautiful — really striking! Love it!!!
    Lori S in PA

  24. Bobbe Shaw says:

    😍Obsessed! These are gorgeous! Wow!

  25. Jeanne Beam says:

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

  26. Judy Crowley says:

    Love working with alcohol inks

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