Why I Love Alcohol Lift Ink + Simon’s Love You, Too Release

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Alcohol inks are one of crafting’s magical mediums – it cannot be controlled and its constantly unique color formulations and blends are mesmerizing to see. The really cool part is when you pair alcohol inks with Alcohol Lift ink! I’m this ink with some awesome, new Simon Says Stamp products to create a series of stunning cards.

For those of you that have never used Alcohol Lift Ink before, this special ink pad is basically like stamping with blending solution – a medium which pushes, moves, blends and lifts alcohol inks, depending on how you’re using it. But because it is in an ink pad form, we have the ability to use it as a lifting agent to showcase a pattern! Using the Simon Says Stamp Radiating Hearts background, I lifted this beautiful heart pattern on my alcohol ink backgrounds.

The cards also feature some other new products from Simon, such as the Thank You for Being a Friend and Simply the Best dies. I also added the Cupcake Frosting sequins in the background, along with splatters using Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain.

Each card also features sentiment strips from Simon’s Reverse Slimline Love pack. These are great for pairing with die cut greetings like this.

But maybe you don’t have any Alcohol Lift Ink and you still want to use your background stamps and alcohol ink backgrounds for some fabulous cards! I have an idea for you…

This card uses an alcohol ink background over which I gold heat embossed the new XOXO pattern. You do have to be careful when you heat emboss alcohol ink backgrounds because we create them with Yupo paper (a plasticized surface designed for working with these inks). This paper is sensitive to heat, so you want to let your heat tool get nice and hot before melting your embossing powder. It creates a beautiful finish over the inked background. I used gold embossing powder for this card.

I hope these cards inspire you to play with your Alcohol Inks and/or Alcohol Lift Ink to make some beautiful backgrounds!

SUPPLIES

Simon Says Cling Stamp RADIATING…
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Simon Says Cling Stamp XOXO…
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Simon Says Stamp THANK YOU FOR BEING…
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Simon Says Stamp YOU ARE SIMPLY THE…
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Simon Says Stamp SENTIMENT STRIPS…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins CUPCAKE…
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Tim Holtz ALCOHOL LIFT-INK PAD Ranger…
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Tim Holtz ALCOHOL LIFT-INK REINKER…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink FIESTA Ranger…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink VINEYARD Ranger…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink GUMBALL Ranger…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls Ink INTRIGUE…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink FLAMINGO Ranger…
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Tim Holtz Ranger MINI ALCOHOL…
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Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain PICKET…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE ALCOHOL INK…
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Tim Holtz ALCOHOL INK AIR BLOWER…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock ASSORTED…
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