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Get Inky with Altenew Alcohol Inks Blog Hop + Giveaway

Did you know you can use alcohol inks on standard cardstock? Today is all about Altenew Alcohol Inks. Come learn and quick and easy alcohol ink technique.

If you made your way here from Nathalie DeSousa’s blog, you’re on track. To start at the beginning visit the Altenew Card Blog.

Alcohol Ink on Regular Cardstock

While I typically grab Yupo paper or use the backside of Photo paper, I opted for standard white cardstock for this project.

Altenew Alcohol Inks

5 Minute Video Tutorial

This alcohol ink on standard cardstock video tutorial gives you the quick and dirty on one simple technique. You can still use your alcohol inks even when you’re out of Yupo paper.

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.

Altenew Alcohol Inks

Next Stop

The next stop on the hop is Kinjal Trivedi. If you’d like to start at the beginning head to the Altenew Card Blog.


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  1. I agree with every factor that you have pointed out. Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts on this.

  2. Carol L McCready says:

    Great card!

  3. Dorothy Ayotte says:

    Great card! I was intrigued by your video and if I have a gel press I don’t mind getting stained, this would be great! Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. wonderful card using alcohol ink on regular paper.

  5. Lissette Long says:

    Love the creativity and the fact you used regular cardstock. Pretty stamp set too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Lovely card, Amber, The black really makes the colours pop. Love it. So inspirational. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Maureen Reiss says:

    I love this!!!! The inks look fantastic applied this way!!!

  8. Nice card, you’re right black was better than pink! You showed us something different using the alcohol inks and paint!!

  9. Anne Sturgeon says:

    Great news … I love using the inks and now when my Yupo runs low, I can still do this technique. TFS

  10. Tanna Lohouse says:

    I did not know that!! Going to watch the video now 💕💕

  11. Toni S McKelley says:

    You are amazing. I am fascinated with the whole thing, dictionary paper, white acrylic paint over the alcohol ink, and the black lotus. It is gorgeous, and I am going to try one with my gel plate today! Thanks so much for sharing this, as it seems we can learn something every single day!!!!

  12. Theresa Averitt says:

    Beautiful card, Amber! Thanks for sharing your lovely art!!

  13. Karen A Williams says:

    Thank you for sharing your talent.

  14. Donna Ritchie says:

    love your hints for using alcohol inks with normal cardstock – I will have to give it a try.

  15. Sara-Lynne says:

    Oh boy, I am so glad I am sticking with this blog hop. I am a recent user of alcohol inks and did not know I could use alcohol inks on a gel plate. I love my gel plate and now want to try this technique. Thanks for showing us the process.

  16. I absolutely loved your video and the process you took to make the card. A more unique take on crafting and still a little old school paper crafting as well.

  17. Mendy Crumpton says:

    This is so interesting and inspires me to give this a try on my jelly plate.

  18. Thanks for the ideas. I haver never tried that on the gel plate…cool idea!

  19. Deborah Hellman says:

    Love your style… clever use of products.

  20. Maureen Loeswick says:

    I’m just starting to use alcohol inks, and i love the effect you achieved. I also loved the use of the dictionary pages–this is something so easy, and no stamp required. Love it!

  21. Liz Jutila says:

    Love your artsy sample, Amber!

  22. Lynn Chan says:

    Great! Finally see one on white cardstock! Been wondering is it a must to use special paper (Yupo?) thanks!

  23. Patty A Eifert says:

    Thanks for showing this simple way to use alcohol inks on a gel press…I definitely want to try this. Your card is beautiful!

  24. Kathy McIlrath says:

    Nice Card. Thanks.

  25. I didn`t know that we can use alcohol inks on the photo paper. Thank you for that tip.
    Your card looks gorgeous, I love the black on blue combination.

  26. June from Minnesota says:

    I was amazed at your process and the results are terrific!

  27. Cindi Walsh says:

    I love the black layered lotus over book paper. A great way to use the layered stamps.

  28. Great look! Love the way this card turned out!! A must try!! Thanks!

  29. Maryann F says:

    I did not know that alcohol inks could be used on plain cardstock. I really liked how the blues, greens & white looked like water on this card. Beautiful!

  30. Brth Ziemba says:

    Thank you for showing the gel plate technique. Very nice look for cardstock.

  31. Sandra Baggarly says:

    Thanks for sharing your lovely card! I love the idea of using ordinary card stock.

  32. Carol L McCready says:

    Great card. Love the layers.

  33. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    What a pretty card! I love the dictionary paper!

  34. Excellent example of thinking outside the box and I love it!

  35. Love thinking outside the box!

  36. Great idea to stamp on the dictionary paper for your flower. I’ve never tried alcohol inks with a hell plate , so thanks for the idea!

  37. Traci Starkweather says:

    Hi! What a fantastic card, made with so few supplies! I love that you went a different way by using the gel plate and added acrylic paint! It gave such a different look. Loved it! The black lotus really is so dramatic! That sentiment is wonderful! Thank you so much!

  38. Amber…I love your affect using regular cardstock instead of Yupo paper..very artsy…Thank you for sharing your beautiful card. Hugs…

  39. Meghan Kennihan says:

    What a cool design and alcohol inks!

  40. Jeanne Rice says:

    Thanks for the video. Loved watching it. Your card is beautiful.

  41. Jeanne Beam says:

    Gorgeous card! Love the colors and design.
    Thanks for sharing.

  42. Patricia E Wilson says:

    How pretty and different. This was a great video. Am wanting to try your technique now. Thank you so much.

  43. Kathleen Hartley says:

    Loved this idea – thanks for the inspiration.

  44. Alcohol ink on regular card gives a subtle look and is equally as beautiful. TFS your inspiration.

  45. Giselle D. says:

    Your card turned out beautiful! One of the reasons I haven’t invested in alcohol inks is the price of Yupo paper. I may have to get some now!

  46. Sharon Gullikson says:

    The drippy marbly look is cool. I like it with the black, too.

  47. Vickie Davis says:

    Beautiful card and I must try this technique! Thanks for the tutorial.

  48. Great job. I am loving this technique and need to give it a try… tyfs 🙂

  49. Angel Heart says:

    I always love your work Amber.

  50. Super cool technique, and a stunning card! Thanks for the inspiration.

  51. Amber I really need to reintroduce myself to my gel plate! Maybe I’ll have better results with these alcohol inks?
    LOve the dictionary page for your lotus – authenitique-ally YOU!