Get Inky with Alcohol Inks Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

by Terri

Get Inky with Alcohol Inks Blog Hop Newsletter

Hey there, Terri here! I am so excited to be here starting off the Get Inky with Alcohol Inks Blog Hop.

Alcohol inks are fast-drying, acid-free inks that are highly pigmented and often used on non-porous surfaces. These dye-based paints are waterproof and transparent, making it easy to create free-flowing mixtures. With its durability, alcohol inks can help you create stunning color combinations on your handmade creation. Moreover, a small bottle of alcohol ink can be used for a long time since a little drop goes a long way.  Read more about Alcohol Inks here!

I have created a really cool card using a fun alcohol ink technique! Let's take a look at how it was made.

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I started by gathering all the supplies I needed for this project.

Safety Tip!

When working with Alcohol Inks, always work in a well-ventilated room. When using a Pyrography tool to melt Yupo Synthetic Paper, I suggest working outside or in a room that has an extraction vent. You could also use a face mask to help protect from any fumes and smell.

I started by adding some 91% Isopropyl Alcohol to a piece of Yupo paper. To do this, I used a pipette and then moved it around a little using an air blower.

I then added a few drops of Minty Mint, Sweet Leaf, and Eastern Sky Alcohol Inks. I used the air blower to move the ink around in a back and forth motion. As the alcohol evaporates, the ink dries and adheres to the surface.

I then repeated the process with Ultramarine and Hunter Green Alcohol Inks. If the ink wasn't moving as I wanted, I just added a few drops of the Isopropyl Alcohol; this almost dilutes the ink and allows it to flow.

Alcohol Inks Card ProjectOnce the alcohol was completely dry, I took out my Pyrography tool to burn holes in the surface and create a really cool effect. As mentioned above, you need to work in a well-ventilated space; I worked outside and wore a face mask!

Once the tool was heated up, I took the tool to the surface of the Yupo and, from above, touched the tool to the Yupo. It instantly melted; the longer you hold it on the surface, the bigger the holes become. If you hold the tool at an angle, allowing the tip and neck/shaft to touch the Yupo, you will get BIG holes and funky shapes.

Once I had achieved my desired look, I turned the tool off and headed back inside to start putting the card together. I adhered the Alcohol Ink piece on an A2 note card using strong glue.

I then stamped out the One-Go Birthday Greetings Stamp Set and used the One-Go Birthday Greetings Die to cut it out. I added my chosen sentiment to the card using foam pads.

Here's a look at a couple more Alcohol Ink backgrounds I created that I will use for future projects!

Alcohol Inks Card Project

Alcohol Inks Card ProjectNow on to the inspirational blog hop and giveaways!

Giveaway Prizes

Get Inky with Alcohol Inks Blog Hop Giveaway

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this special blog hop, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/06/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/08/2022. (Edited to add: We apologize for the delay in announcing the winners. Winners will be accounced on 9/12/2022.)

Blog Hop List

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Here's a complete list of all the amazing designers sharing some of their inspirational projects with alcohol inks! Make sure you drop by each stop and leave them lots of love!

Altenew Card Blog

Therese Calvird

Kelly Taylor

Michelle Short


Nathalie DeSousa

Amber Rain Davis

Kinjal Trivedi

Terri Koszler

Karen Reátegui

Tenia Nelson


Maryam Perez

Annemarie Caister

Virginia Lu

Rosie Neustaedter

Bridget Casey

Nancy Souza

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Michelle Burnier

Mindy Eggen

Amy Hill

Have you tried using alcohol inks on your cards? Tell us your favorite ways to use them in the comment section below. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the hop!

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[…] be getting inked with this awesome blog hop that is being hosted over the Altenew Card Blog, link here. I had a wonderful time playing with the Altenew’s Alcohol Inks. You can find the whole […]

Cindy C. August 25, 2022 - 9:07 AM

Fun technique, you remind me to play with my alcohol inks. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jayne Haumschild August 25, 2022 - 10:18 AM

Alcohol Inks are a fascinating medium. You have intrigued me. Beautiful and my mind is racing. I have learned so much from these blogs. Thank you so much. My list is being made.

Michele F August 25, 2022 - 11:19 AM

Terri, I have learned about a new tool! and method! LOve this ‘swiss cheese’ look you’ve introduced us to – I’m wondering if you discovered this by accident or was it intentional?! Also, are you a woodburning artist, too?
Gorgeous colors, and such a wonderful finished result!

Angel Heart August 25, 2022 - 11:53 AM

I love using alcohol inks. This looks like a great idea.

Nancy Wilcox August 25, 2022 - 11:59 AM

Love the look of Alcohol Inks.

Denise Bryant August 25, 2022 - 12:04 PM

Loving these beautiful alcohol ink creations! Terri’s card is so pretty with great colors and textures!

LINDA FILLDS August 25, 2022 - 1:08 PM

very cool cards. I have not worked with inks and will have to try it . tyfs :)

Lynn L August 25, 2022 - 1:14 PM

Great inspiration and techniques with alcohol inks. The results are awesome– I’ve got to try these!

Christine August 25, 2022 - 1:46 PM

Those colors work great together. Lovely work!

Jan E Johnson August 25, 2022 - 2:09 PM

I really enjoy working with alcohol Inks. I have quite a few done. Now all I have to do is find a special way to use the backgrounds

Sharon Gullikson August 25, 2022 - 2:11 PM

I’m glad that you are doing a blog hop with ideas about how to use alcohol inks. I have a few but never use them because I don’t know what they are capable of. THANKS

Gail Spence August 25, 2022 - 2:14 PM

love your alcohol backgrounds!

Mel H August 25, 2022 - 2:38 PM

This is such a good hop. I love the alcohol backgrounds, but seeing all the different ways the DT has used them is really inspirational. I’m definitely trying some of these.

Donna Walls August 25, 2022 - 2:47 PM

great card and fun hop! Believe it or not, I have my alcohol inks on my desk now for some play later so this inspiration will do me some good!

Melissa Leftrick August 25, 2022 - 2:49 PM

So many amazing creations! I love the look of alcohol inks!

Becca Yahrling August 25, 2022 - 2:49 PM

I love watching people use this technique! I even bought a 3 pack of alcohol inks to try it – but I haven’t been brave enough to do so!!! lol

Alexandra Y August 25, 2022 - 3:09 PM

These look so fun! Alcohol inks create such beautiful effects!

Peg Lowmiller August 25, 2022 - 3:16 PM

Absolutely awesome ideas and you’ve given me the motivation to try my unused alcohol inks. Thanks!

Melinda Betts August 25, 2022 - 3:22 PM

I love the effects of alcohol ink. I haven’t started investing in any yet because I live on a very low income, so I may always just keep admiring. These are amazing!

Jan E Johnson August 25, 2022 - 3:26 PM

Love the colors in your backgrounds

Jan E Johnson August 25, 2022 - 3:28 PM

love your backgrounds

Susan Babcock August 25, 2022 - 3:36 PM

What beautiful colors and effects on these backgrounds!

Jeanne Beam August 25, 2022 - 4:04 PM

I love creating alcohol ink backgrounds! Love the gorgeous colors you used.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Patricia E Wilson August 25, 2022 - 4:04 PM

Interesting backgrounds with just the two colors, very pretty. These inks seem to do a tremendous job and give you a wonderful and colorful background. Thanks for showing this technique.

teresamc54 August 25, 2022 - 4:14 PM

Oh my goodness! I love alcohol inks and Yupo paper and when you combine the 2 you can get an EXPLOSION of a kind of beautiful! I like to use my scraps of the 2 by using my butterfly and dragonfly dies. They make gorgeous cards. Yours is such a beautiful card with great ideas of using a new technique. Thank you so much!

Brenda S. West August 25, 2022 - 4:18 PM

lovely colors. The lapis lazuli and green meadows and a wonderful combination.

Greta H August 25, 2022 - 4:28 PM

You made beautiful AI backgrounds! Most of the time I use an AI panel for diecutting & I love to add some foil to the thicker areas!

Pai Meng August 25, 2022 - 4:30 PM

love alcohol inks and never would have thought to melt yupo like that!

Sally Lentz August 25, 2022 - 4:46 PM

I have been using alcohol inks for many years and I never tire of the beautiful effects.

Rufus August 25, 2022 - 5:22 PM

Love it! Haven’t tried burning my yupo, but you can bet I’m going to now!

Monique August 25, 2022 - 5:39 PM

Not sure I’ll use the burning technique, but couldnt agree more on alchohol inks, though I dont use them as much as I should.

Jeanne Rice August 25, 2022 - 6:33 PM

Great inspiration. I’m going to love perusing through this blog hop!

Meghan Kennihan August 25, 2022 - 7:05 PM

You made beautiful alcohol ink backgrounds! I LOVE the colors!!!

Julie Hulver August 25, 2022 - 7:07 PM

Very cool technique! I like to use canned air to blow flower shapes with AI.

Tanna Lohouse August 25, 2022 - 7:23 PM

Love the holes you created in the yupo, very cool effect. Lovely alcohol backgrounds all around 💕

Janice B August 25, 2022 - 8:05 PM

Your last background is my favorite. Just lovely!

Linda BL August 25, 2022 - 10:37 PM

Love the color palette! Gorgeous designs on the Yupo paper.

Dawn T August 25, 2022 - 11:09 PM

Amazing. Love the technique

LYNN M TJERNE August 25, 2022 - 11:26 PM

Absolutely stunning colors and backgrounds!

Christine Cox August 26, 2022 - 4:15 AM

These kinds of videos always amaze me. What talent! I have never tried alcohol inks or Yupo paper. To be honest, I feel I am a little intimidated by them. Perhaps winning the give away may change that, lol. Blessed crafting! 😊

Pam Cooper August 26, 2022 - 4:32 AM

I have been playing with my Altenew alcohol inks all week. Have had a wonderful time. Stained fingers though but well worth it.

Traci Starkweather August 26, 2022 - 7:20 AM

I love this technique! These colors are so beautiful together! You can’t go wrong using Mother Nature’s color palette! Thank you for the hop!

Amy Cooley August 26, 2022 - 8:22 AM

I love the looks achieved with these alcohol inks!

Vicky Hamen August 26, 2022 - 8:37 AM

Alcohol inks are so much fun to play with. Thanks for the inspiration to play.

Audja August 26, 2022 - 9:03 AM

The colors of your alcohol inks are amazing! Can’t wait to try them out…

Audja August 26, 2022 - 9:09 AM

Terri, would love to see a video of your use of the Pyrography Tool for this stunning card!

Lynn-toomanycrayons August 26, 2022 - 10:09 AM

Very dramatic backgrounds with this technique ! Looks like some beautiful cards are on this hop too.

Lauryne Cunningham August 26, 2022 - 11:16 AM

I love Terri’s card- very cool technique!

Carol L McCready August 26, 2022 - 12:24 PM

Love the background you created.

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