Monday, December 31, 2018

Alcohol Ink with Gold Foil

Hello Crafty Friends and Happy New Year's Eve,

Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for stopping by today.
I received a few new alcohol ink colors for Christmas, so I decided to pull out the box and start using them again. My daughter and I had won some gold deco foil when we went the My Favorite Things holiday party and I thought this would be the perfect time to figure out how to use them together. The best way to learn...find a You Tube video!

I started by pulling out a few different shades of blue, my Tim Holtz Yupo paper, and then made sure I had plenty of the blending solution. After watching a few videos (listed below), I felt competent that I could give it a whirl.  Creating the background was fun and then I was thrilled when the gold foil worked. The key was making sure the alcohol ink was still tacky but not wet. Tip: make sure you rub the foil and never scratch.

The various MFT dies were cut from Recollections gold foil cardstock with my Cuttlebug. Next time Michaels has cardstock on sale I plan on picking up a few more stacks of the gold foil. The shimmer easily creates an elegant look.

I used a piece of yellow Bazzill cardstock for this next card base and then cut the matching THANKS letter with the other half of the paper. Looking for a different pop of color rather than the white base. 
Here are a few You Tube videos that were beneficial:

Since creating these, I have ordered some alcohol lift ink from Amazon to give that a try. It is supposed to be here today; therefore, I can experiment tonight. Fun! Fun! Fun!

Be safe tonight while celebrating the New Year.
Stay Creative,


  1. Absolutely beautiful! Alcohol inks are so fun to play with! Looking forward to seeing what you make with the alcohol lift ink. Haven't tried it yet! Happy 2019!

  2. They're absolutely gorgeous!! The backgrounds look amazing!! I love the colors!! Happy New Year Georgiana!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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  3. Beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds
    Have a great day!
    Happy New Year!

  4. These are GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors!!!!! Happy New Year!!

  5. Beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds! Happy New Year!

  6. I tried the technique once & it was amazing to see the foil stick to wet AI! Thanks for the reminder I need to do it again--love your cards!

  7. I hope the New Year finds you in good health and excellent spirit!

  8. Wow ....such eye catching, unique and fabulous cards. Love the gold foiling and the colours from the alcohol inks are amazing x


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