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 Inks – DIY or the Brand Name, or the slightly larger pack of the other Brand
Steps to create a Thanksgiving Alcohol Ink Card:
- 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!
- Meanwhile, fold your Old Olive 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ cardbase in half.
- 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.
- On a scrap of white cardstock, stamp a short jar in black, and die-cut it out. Adhere it towards the top angled down.
- Cut a banner from old olive, stamp your sentiment with versamark and heat emboss using gold powder. Adhere towards the top of the card.
- Die cut the leaves using your big shot machine, and adhere towards the base of the card.
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:
- Dragonfly Journeys #129 – Thanks and Giving
- Dies R Us Challenge #109 – Giving Thanks
- Eclectic Ellapu November Challenge – Thanksgiving
- Sparkles Monthly Challenges #110 – Things of Fall
- Brown Sugar Challenge #284 – Gratitude
What should I do now?
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!
I hope you enjoy playing with your new alcohol inks. Happy Crafting!
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 💜
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!
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Thank you, Darlene! 💜 I definitely will!🤗
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 🙂
Thank you, Jeannie! I really appreciate your time and kind words 😊 Happy Thanksgiving!🍁
Very pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.
Thank you, Vickie!
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. 🙂
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Fantastic set of cards! Well done 🙂 Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
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Thank you, Barbara 😊 They were fun to create!