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. Beautiful cards

  2. Your cards are beautiful, especially the glittery snowflake one! I love how the alcohol inks look on the acetate- I’m definitely giving this a try!

  3. Elegent

  4. Wonderful release and card showcase.

  5. Love the alcohol inks paired with the snowflake die. So pretty!

  6. Wonderful sparkle/shine.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  7. You’re right -those backgrounds are gorgeous. Cards are really pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Gorgeous cards!

  9. So pretty and festive. I can’t wait to try my alcohol inks. Thank you

  10. WOW, the alcohol ink looks so cool, and so different from dye ink. I LOVE the effect

  11. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Who wouldn’t love to be on the receiving end of one of these beauties?! 🙂

  12. Nice cards!

  13. This is such a great technique! Why have I never thought to use alcohol inks on acetate? I have used my alcohol markers on it before, but not the inks. These are lovely. Thank you for the inspiration!

  14. I love these cards. I’m not a mixed media girl but I love the stained glass look. I’ll have to try it. Thanks

  15. Lovely cards. I’ll have to try this technique.

  16. The hexagon snowflake is gorgeous. Love that true blue window also. I am adding this to my try list… Happy Holidays and TFS

  17. So pretty! Love the snowflake hexagon and the branch dies!

  18. Beautiful designs. Love the way the stained glass look turned out with the alcohol inks. I may need to try this!

  19. Gorgeous cards!! Love the look of the alcohol ink center with the sparkly silver snowflakes. And the second card is so elegant!!

  20. Gorgeous cards! Love the layouts. You showcase the products beautifully.

  21. I LOVE the snowflake card! I have alcohol inks but haven’t really did too many things with them. I am so inspired…as always!

  22. Love this technique! Thank you for demonstrating!

  23. These are Gorgeous cards!!!! I love the luxe cardstock!!!

  24. Lovely cards!

  25. Wow! beautiful cards. I learned a new technique.

  26. Both of your cards are just stunning!

  27. Throughly enjoyed your video. Those backgrounds are beautiful and remain the star of both cards. Thankyou for sharing the technique

  28. This is awesome. I was trying to figure out the next step for two Christmas card backgrounds and this is the answer! I have some clear craft plastic sheets that will work as well! Thanks!

  29. Your alcohol ink pieces are absolutely gorgeous!! Love your cards, so pretty.

  30. Beautiful cards Mindy! love your alcohol backgrounds, gorgeous colours!

  31. Such wintery lovliness! The icy blues on the first card are gorgeous, as are the wine colors on the second. Beautiful!

  32. These cards are beautiful! I really enjoy the creative process using inks, getting inky fingers. LOL. Thank you for sharing Mindy. I’ll see if I have blending solution. Hands rubbing together with excitement. 👏🏼

  33. That new silver chunky glitter paper is incredible for snowflakes.

  34. OOOO I LOVE the sparkle and snowflakes!

  35. Love the alcohol ink backgrounds!

  36. So pretty. I like the colors, sparkle and alcohol ink backgrounds.

  37. thank you Mindy for sharing how you made these stunning cards – I must try alcohol inking on acetate – fabulous technique

  38. I like the use of the silver and the gold.

  39. Really lovely cards, Mindy. Alcohol ink for Christmas!

  40. I love using alcohol inks on acetate – such a gorgeous stained glass effect. I love both your cards, but I have to say that gold branch on the red/pink acetate ‘suspended’ panel is one of those OMG cards!! (PS, loved your video so much I popped over to YouTube to give it a thumbs up!)

  41. Beautiful cards! Gorgeous backgrounds! You make it look so easy! Thanks for sharing your creative process.

  42. Wow Mindy!! The acetate works wonders with the alcohol inks. Your color choices are gorgeous and your cards are stunning. ❤

  43. Such great ideas for other uses for your alcohol inks. Really enjoy seeing the acetate ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  44. I will definitely be ordering the snowflake die. All of the designs created using this die are nicely done.

  45. These cards are absolutely gorgeous!

  46. Love your cards! Truly inspiring.

  47. you make me want to try alcohol inks on acetate! what beautiful cards!

  48. I haven’t been brave enough to try alcohol inks yet, but these cards sure make me want to! So pretty!

  49. Awesome backgrounds and dies! Your cards are beautiful!

  50. So beautiful!

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