2 for 1 Cards with Alcohol Inks and Lift- Ink

 Hi friends! Alanna here and I'm super excited to be on the Whimsy blog today sharing this fun technique using alcohol inks which are so fun to work with as well as Alcohol Lift-ink.

Here's a look at both of the cards we will be making today. We will be using some fun goodies from the Whimsy Stamps shop which are all linked at the end of the post and they are also mentioned throughout my post.

I started by using a few colors of alcohol inks in aqua and green colors to create my background onto some Yugo paper until I was happy with the results. 

I let it dry for just a few minutes and then put my Spring Flowers Background stamp into my Misti and inked it up with the Alcohol Lift-ink. 

I stamped it directly on top of my alcohol inked background. I then took a clean paper towel and carefully blotted the background to pick up some of the ink. What you're left with is a ghost like impression of your stamp. The lift ink has removed the alcohol ink from the surface of the background.

I removed this background from my Misti and inserted a piece of plain white card stock. I then stamped the background onto the card stock and this is what I was left with. I love that you get two backgrounds for the "price" of one and of course, they both have a completely different feel and look to them.

Now that both my backgrounds are done, it was time to add them to card bases and do my stamping. I knew I wanted to let my backgrounds still be the focal point so I wanted to keep my stamping minimal. 

For my first card, I added the alcohol inked background where we lifted off the Spring Flowers Background onto an aqua card base. I then stamped the Bouquet image directly on top of it. I finished off the card by stamping one of the sentiments from my favorite sentiment set, the Simple Sentiment Strips set that was released a couple of months ago.

For my second card, where we added the alcohol ink that was lifted off to white card stock, I die cut it using the largest die from the Wonky Stitched Rectangles die collection. I then took the same Bouquet stamp and Simple Sentiment Strips set and stamped them onto my card. This was added to an aqua card base.

And there you have it. What do you think? Have you tried this technique before? Maye you've played with alcohol inks before but not the Lift ink? I'd love to hear your comments on the technique and if you try this please make sure to tag us on social media.

Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


  1. Thank you! I'd like to try this, now that you've shown us how it's done. I have everything except the lift off ink pad.

    1. I hope you will give it a try if you get the lift-ink pad. It's not very much money but so much fun to work with.


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