Alcohol Ink Backgrounds with Copics 3 Ways + Altenew Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to my stop as a guest for Altenew’s July Stencil Release blog hop! If you have already been hopping along, you should have arrived from Enza Gudor’s blog.

There are many ways you can use stencils, but today I will be sharing a 3 variations to working with stencils, all paired with Copic markers. Copics are alcohol-based, which means that when colored on Yupo paper, they react just like alcohol inks.

I created a total of three, abstract designs; in the video above, you can learn how I built each one. Because the techniques are easy but involved, I did not include how I finished each card in the video. All the details on the finishing touches are explained below!

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds with Copics 3 Ways + Altenew Hop

The serene colors in the background, using the Spring Garden stencil, really inspire me! I loosely watercolored some Starry Flowers florals in similar color tones and layered those onto the background with Like Magic sequins from Neat & Tangled.

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds with Copics 3 Ways + Altenew Hop
Alcohol Ink Backgrounds with Copics 3 Ways + Altenew Hop

Altenew’s Hope stamp and die set was perfect for the sentiments on this card; I cut the die from Lavender cardstock and white embossed the sentiment onto Soft Navy cardstock. Finally, I used Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to add a dome-effect on the sequins.

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds with Copics 3 Ways + Altenew Hop
Supplies Used

Altenew Spring Garden stencil
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Altenew STARRY FLOWERS Clear Stamps…
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Altenew STARRY FLOWERS Dies ALT2271…
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Altenew HOPE Clear Stamp Set ALT2093
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Altenew HOPE Die Set ALT2094
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
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Neat & Tangled Like Magic Sequin Mix
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Yupo WHITE WATERCOLOR 5×7 Paper Pad…
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Copic Sketch Marker BV08 BLUE VIOLET…
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Copic Sketch Marker V17 AMETHYST…
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Copic Sketch Marker B69 STRATOSPHERIC…
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Copic Sketch MARKER b04 TAHITIAN BLUE
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SOFT…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Prima Marketing WOODLANDS Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing COMPLEXION Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing ESSENCE Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing ODYSSEY Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing PASTEL DREAMS…
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Prima Marketing DECADENT PIES…
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Prima Marketing THE CLASSICS…
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Prima Marketing TROPICALS Watercolor…
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Alcohol Ink Backgrounds with Copics 3 Ways + Altenew Hop

This next card has a bold, feminine feel; I was really pleased with how the Molded Lines stenciled background paired with another Altenew set, the Rose Filament dies. These loose floral silhouettes are cut with white cardstock 4 times and adhered to the background.

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds with Copics 3 Ways + Altenew Hop

I cut a few letters from Altenew’s Bold Caps Alphabet set and Tonic Studios’ Copper Mine mirror card, spelling out the word “you”. I gold heat embossed a couple of supporting sentiments onto colored cardstock, using the Just Because stamp set.

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds with Copics 3 Ways + Altenew Hop

The final finishing touch on this beauty was adding some sequins. I adore the Light and Luminous and Peach Beach sequins mixes, both of which I have scattered onto this card. Each sequin had a layer of Morning Dew Nuvo Drops over top for that special bit of embellishing.

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds with Copics 3 Ways + Altenew Hop
Supplies Used

Altenew Molded Lines stencil
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Altenew ROSE FILAMENT Die Set ALT1844
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Altenew CAPS BOLD ALPHABET Die ALT2024
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Altenew JUST BECAUSE Clear Stamp Set…
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Simon Says Stamp PEACH BEACH Sequins…
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Neat and Tangled LIGHT AND LUMINOUS…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Yupo WHITE WATERCOLOR 5×7 Paper Pad…
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Copic Sketch Marker Y38 HONEY Bright…
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Copic Sketch Marker YR18 SANGUINE…
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Copic Sketch Marker RV29 CRIMSON Red…
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Copic Colorless BLENDER SOLUTION…
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Simon Says Stamp Wool Felt Sheets…
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Tonic COPPER MINE Mirror Card Effect…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SOFT…
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Lawn Fawn GUAVA Cardstock LF1117
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Alcohol Ink Backgrounds with Copics 3 Ways + Altenew Hop

The last card I made for this release is by far my favorite! I was really pleased with the combination of movement and texture this City Scene stenciled background has. I die cut an entire sentiment with Altenew’s Fine Alphabet and Simple Alpha letter die sets. I cut them from three colors of Tonic Studios mirror card (Silky Sky, Purple Mist and Frosted Silver), as I love how the satin finish contrasted with the background.

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds with Copics 3 Ways + Altenew Hop

To add a bit of additional interest to this scene, I splattered on some white spray ink from Altenew, and adhered Pretty Pink Posh star confetti in random places. You can’t possibly have a night sky without stars!

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds with Copics 3 Ways + Altenew Hop
Supplies Used

Altenew City Scene stencil
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Altenew FINE ALPHABET Dies ALT2272 at…
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Altenew SIMPLE ALPHA Die Set ALT1773
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Altenew PURE WHITE Ink Spray ALT2127
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Copic Sketch MARKER b04 TAHITIAN BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker B69 STRATOSPHERIC…
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Copic Sketch Marker V06 LAVENDER Purple
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Copic Sketch MARKER V09 VIOLET
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Copic Sketch Marker BV08 BLUE VIOLET…
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Copic Sketch MARKER 100 BLACK
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Copic Colorless BLENDER SOLUTION…
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Tim Holtz Ranger ALCOHOL BLENDING…
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Sakura FINE LINES SET Pigma Micron…
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Yupo WHITE WATERCOLOR 5×7 Paper Pad…
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Tonic SILKY SKY Mirror Card Satin…
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Tonic PURPLE MIST Mirror Card Satin…
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Tonic FROSTED SILVER Mirror Card…
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Pretty Pink Posh SILVER MINI STAR…
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Pretty Pink Posh SILVER STAR CONFETTI…
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Simon Says Stamp Wool Felt Sheets…
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Keep Hopping

I hope you enjoyed all of these cards that I have shared with you today, featuring new Altenew stencils and Copic markers used as alcohol inks! Remember to check out the video at the top of this post if you haven’t already; in that tutorial, I walk you through the steps I took to create each inked background.

There is lots more to see in this Altenew stencil release blog hop! Your next stop is my sweet and so-talented friend, May Sukyong Park!

You can reference the entire hop list on the Altenew blog.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 12th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on July 15th.

I’m also giving away a $30 Altenew gift certificate! Simply leave a comment here on my blog for a chance to win! Comments must be left by July 10th. I will announce the winner shortly thereafter.

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting with me today! I hope you enjoy your Thursday! :)

114 Comments

  1. Diana July 12, 2018 at 10:10 am - Reply

    love the watercolors

  2. Marisela Delgado July 11, 2018 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    You can never go wrong with purple and starry nights cards.Such lovely flowers also.

  3. Patt H. July 10, 2018 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous cards! Love them all!

  4. Connie Johnson July 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Hi :) Love that Spring Garden Stencil card of yours….brilliant color palette! TFS :)

  5. Karey McM July 10, 2018 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    i have never been a fan of the color purple, however i do really like the color combo with the blue
    thanks for sharing

  6. Aimee Phillips July 9, 2018 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    OMG!!. Simply stunning!!!. Amazing !!!.

  7. Kriti Mishra July 9, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    All your cards are awesome..

  8. Nandini Karmarkar July 9, 2018 at 2:45 am - Reply

    Love the new release. And the inspiration cards are gorgeous! Love the gorgeous backgrounds!

  9. Beverly Jordan July 9, 2018 at 12:29 am - Reply

    Oh wow! So bright and beautiful! LOVE!

  10. Mindy Drummond July 8, 2018 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    BEAUTIFUL!! I’m just starting with papercrafting so I have not tried Copic’s or alcohol inks yet but your designs sure makes me want to try :)

  11. Sue D July 8, 2018 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Wow–fabulous backgrounds.

  12. Brandi R July 8, 2018 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Awesome cards! LOVE all the watercolor and watercolor looks. FABULOUS ♥

  13. Linnea Sundstrom July 8, 2018 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    gorgeous backgrounds!!

  14. Jeanne Beam July 8, 2018 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    What amazing cards.
    Thanks so much for sharing…

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