Alcohol Lift Ink Techniques

July 23, 2018

Hey friends! Today I will be sharing a few unique stamping techniques using Alcohol Lift Ink. This ink is a complete gamechanger for alcohol inks and creates awesome stamped effects that you can’t achieve with a regular ink pad.

(Looking for anything that I used in the video? All of the supplies are linked with images to multiple stores at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Watch the full video HERE in HD!)

The first technique gives you two cards from one alcohol ink background. I started by stamping a floral background stamp onto an alcohol ink background using Alcohol Lift Ink. I used the ink that was lifted on the stamp to create another stamped background. This gives such awesome results that are so unique and colorful and cannot be achieved with a regular ink pad.

I used the ink from the center of the stamp to create a reverse stamped image onto a hello die cut. After wiping the excess lifted ink off the alcohol ink background I lined up the die cut and adhered it onto the card. I kept it simple and finished off the card with some Nuvo Glaze on the sentiment.

For the last example, I used the Glorious Bouquet stamp to lift ink off of an alcohol ink background and transfer it to a piece of paper. The inked background acts like a palette and you are able to lift off color many times to stamp onto a new surface. The results are unique and beautiful!

In this post, I really focused on the Alcohol Lift Ink. HERE is a video that I shared a variety of different ways to create stunning backgrounds using Alcohol Inks!


Below are all of the supplies used in today’s video linked to multiple stores for convenience. Compensated affiliate links used when possible (when you use these links it helps support me at no extra cost to you)… Thank you!

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  • Reply Jane Peters July 23, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    I am the most impressed with the alcohol lifting card that had the black stamped words including, “Wonder”. It is different each time! I do not own a stamp with a large cluster of flowers, but I will work something else out to find an image that will look good when the lifted ink is transferred.

    I also like the first example because of the simplicity and dark background.

  • Reply Kristie Maynard July 23, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    What a fabulous video, packed with instruction, info and inspiration. I’ve been thinking about getting one of these ink pads, but wanted to see more about them. So glad you posted this. I will definitely be picking one up asap. Thanks for another great video.

  • Reply Valerie Breingan July 24, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Wow! Simon,great video.The floral was my most favorite.

  • Reply Lagene July 24, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Awesome video, I especially love the Wonder card restamped on white!

  • Reply Lydia July 27, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    After watching your video I’m definitely going to get that ink pad. Love the colors you used.

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