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Alcohol Ink Backgrounds

How to make an alcohol ink background and add stamps to make a beautiful ocean card. You can click here or watch below to see how this card came together. I hope you enjoy! Happy 45 years to Hero Arts!!

I started these cards by making the alcohol inked backgrounds on Yupo paper and trimming them to A2 size. I love making the backgrounds, something about it is very freeing.

Using the Misti stamp tool, I stamped my underwater images from Hero Arts and heat embossed those with gold embossing powder. I then cut them out using the coordinating dies. I adhered them to my alcohol inked background and stamped the sentiment from SSS.

I adhered that to an A2 size card base.

For this background, I trimmed it into different sized pieces and then glued them in order. I spaced them farther apart as I moved to the left. I used a simple sentiment from Altenew and popped that up on foam tape. Then I glued that to an A2 size card base.

**Supplies are listed below**

Hero Arts March Card kit stamps and dies

SSS tiny words stamp:

Altenew Painted butterflies:

Tim Holtz yupo paper:

Neenah classic crest solar white cardstock:

SSS clear embossing ink:

SSS intense black ink:

SSS ultra fine antique gold embossing powder:

Jacquard pinata color alcohol brass:


Camera air puffer:

Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Sandal:

Tim Holtz alcohol ink aqua:

Tim Holtz alcohol ink mermaid:

Tim Holtz alcohol ink turquoise:

Tim Holtz alcohol ink stream:

Tim Holtz blending solution:

Misti precision stamp tool:

Tim Holtz glass media mat:

Tim Holtz paper trimmer:

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Music By: Joe Petty


All opinions are my own. I use various companies products and I use what I like. There are some affiliated links above, it costs you nothing to use them but, it helps me to continue to create. Thank you for all your love and support. You are a blessing to me.



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