Elegant Tarnished Look Using Mirror Cardstock and Alcohol Inks

by Lydia Evans

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! Lydia here. Today, I'll be sharing how you can get a beautiful tarnished gold look using mirror cardstock and alcohol inks.

handmade cards with alcohol inks and mirror cardstock

Creating an elegant look with mirror cardstock and alcohol inks

To start,  I took a 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Gold Mirror Cardstock and added Yellow Ochre and Sicilian AmberAlcohol Inks over it. I just love how this looks, the mirror cardstock takes the alcohol inks perfectly and you could also try lots of different colors too!

I then cut this panel using the detail die from Pattern Motif Die Set.  I added some Double-Sided Adhesive Sheet to a piece of Vellum and cut this using both dies in the set. I also cut a piece of Navy Cardstock with the shadow die from the set.

20220120 123043 1Then, I layered the vellum detailed die-cut into place over the navy die-cut and the gold die-cut over the vellum shadow die-cut. These were then added into place onto a contrasting panel before being added to a card base. For the sentiment, I used Sentiments Strips 3 Stamp Set.

20220120 123047 1To see how these cards came together please watch the video below. Or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you give this look a try with your alcohol inks and mirror cardstock.

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Pattern Motif Die Set
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Sentiment Strips 3 Stamp Set
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Gold Mirror Cardstock (5 sheets/set)
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Navy Cardstock (25 sheets/set)
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Vellum Translucent Paper (25 sheets/set)
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Double-sided Adhesives Sheets (10…
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Yellow Ochre Alcohol Ink
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Sicilian Amber Alcohol Ink
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Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
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Karen Joslin February 18, 2022 - 10:47 AM

I’m a little less intimidated by alcohol ink after watching your video. I just might have to try it out.

barbara lassiter February 18, 2022 - 12:21 PM

This looks like a great technique!

Teresa A Mackley February 18, 2022 - 12:46 PM


Marisela Delgado February 18, 2022 - 11:07 PM

So gorgeous!


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