Thanksgiving and Fall Cards made using Homemade Alcohol Ink

Let’s make a Thanksgiving Alcohol Ink Card!

Last week, I created some homemade alcohol inks and shared the tutorial with you crafties! Take a peek at that post and check out how to make your own alcohol inks here!
The colors are gorgeous, and I wanted to use these inks immediately! They looked so pretty in the bottles, but I needed some cards to celebrate Fall. This ink could be used to make some gorgeous leaves!

After die-cutting a few leaves from my fall colored alcohol inked paper, designing a few cards was the next step. Place a few on a plain background for a simpler card.

The cards with the mason jar and falling leaves is also easy to create! Check out the steps below:


Important supply–> Alcohol InksDIY or the Brand Name, or the slightly larger pack of the other Brand

Steps to create a Thanksgiving Alcohol Ink Card:

  1. Create your alcohol inked paper!! Choose 3 colors. (I chose red, yellow, and green)
    • Place a sheet of glossy paper in an old baking pan (or something that’ll keep your workspace clean).
    • Spritz a few sprays of hairspray to cover the glossy paper.
    • Drop a few drops of one color on the paper, then repeat with the other colors. Tilt your paper to move the colors around, but don’t let them mix too much.
    • Optional: Spray a few spritzes of hairspray over the colors to add a little depth.
    • LET DRY!
  2. Meanwhile, fold your Old Olive 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ cardbase in half.
  3. Cut your Brown cardstock to 5 1/4″ x 4″.
    • Emboss it with the falling petals or woodlands embossing folder.
    • Adhere it to your cardbase.
  4. On a scrap of white cardstock, stamp a short jar in black, and die-cut it out. Adhere it towards the top angled down.
  5. Cut a banner from old olive, stamp your sentiment with versamark and heat emboss using gold powder. Adhere towards the top of the card.
  6. Die cut the leaves using your big shot machine, and adhere towards the base of the card.

Thankful Fall Colorful Maple Leaves Cards
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Fall colors are just so gorgeous and comforting. I can’t wait to create some more fun projects with these inks!!
I’m playing along with the following challenges:

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Did you decide you want to also try playing with alcohol inks? I wrote a quick and easy tutorial using things you likely have at home, even if you aren’t a crafter. Click below and get your ink on!
make your own alcohol inks
I hope you enjoy playing with your new alcohol inks. Happy Crafting!

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12 Responses

  1. I liked how you made the Fall card with your alcohol inks. I was wondering though how you got the leaves in the jar since you used white card stock for the jar? I plan to try this technique soon perhaps for some of my christmas cards.

    • Thanks! And because I didn’t want to increase the bulk of the card (envelopes are so thin lol), I couldn’t put acetate over it so the leaves would be “inside.” So after I adhered the leaves to the jar, I masked the bottom of the jar, and stamped the jar top over the leaves 😊 I could have used a black pen, too. I hope this helps. And I’d love to see any Christmas cards you make with this technique 💜

  2. How creative! Just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Giving Thanks’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!
    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  3. Hi Laura! This is so pretty and such a clever idea too. Thanks so much for joining my Thanks & Giving blog challenge and good luck.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours 🙂
    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  4. Vickie Yeakley says:

    Very pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

  5. anyasofia says:

    A lovely project here, gorgeous colours and perfect for our theme…thanks for joining in our challenge this time and good luck in the draw. 🙂
    [aussie aNNie designer for Brown Sugar Challenges] BROWN SUGAR

  6. Barbara says:

    Fantastic set of cards! Well done 🙂 Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

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