Sunday, January 28, 2024

Group of Seven January Alcohol Inks with Gilding Flakes

This link includes all the step by step instructions and
wonderful helpful card ideas by the Group of Seven Cardmakers:-)

  I made 5 Alcohol Ink Backgrounds.  Then had so much fun creating 3 finished cards.
It is impossible to make only 1 or 2 AI Backgrounds!

My 1st card is for Denny's Valentine.💕

I used Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper for all my backgrounds.
I used Raspberry and Watermelon Alcohol Inks for this card.

Next I used my puffer tool and Andirondack Blending Solution to move the AI 
around until I was happy with the results.  This Video..Alcohol Inks plus Gilding Flakes
was very helpful:-)  Then let my backgrounds air dry.

I used Connect Glue in my Fine Tip Bottle to apply narrow strips of 
Nuvo Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes.  I used my finger to carefully press down the flakes
and burnish softly with my finger and let dry.  This is a bit messy,  
but my "Surface Sweep Brush" really helped to
clean up all the stray pieces of flakes off my card.
I used Ninnah Solar White Crest Smooth for my cardstock base on all my cards.
The gold heat embossed die cut sentiment is from STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies.
I heat embossed the sentiment with Ranger Princess Gold EB Powder.

I used a retired SU mini butterfly punch for the sweet butterflies and added rhinestones,
Then popped up the layers with craft foam.

I added a SU Black Cardstock "SSS A2 Thin Frame" to frame the Alcohol ink
layers on the card base and Done!

I was very pleased with the result:-)


My 2nd Card,,,Smile!

 I used the same technique and products on my 2nd card,  just changed the
alcohol ink background colors to: Sailboat Blue and Lemonade.
Then added a STAMPlorations heat embossed SMILE and 
Popped up with craft foam!

My 3rd Card...Hugs!
I used Mermaid and Sunshine Yellow Alcohol Inks and popped up.

Here is a bonus Close Up to show all the Shine from the Gold Gilding Flakes:-)

 This technique was such a fun technique with such beautiful Shine:-)

I hope you get to join us on our Group of Seven Cardmakers Linky:-)

Love and Hugs,

Card Supplies:

Card #1:  
Stamps: STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies "Love" stamped and heat embossed sentiment.
Paper: Yupo Paper,  Ninnah Solar White Crest Smooth.  SU Black Cardstock 
Inks: Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks: Raspberry and Watermelon.  Clear Versamark for heat EB LOVE.
Accessories: Puffer tool. Nuvo Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes, Gina K Connect Glue, Fine Tip Bottle. 
"Surface Sweep Brush".  SU Ret. Mini heart punch.  "SSS A2 Thin Frame Dies"
Craft foam,  rhinestones from stash.

Card #2: 
Stamps: None.
Paper: Same except no Black Cardstock.
Inks: Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks: Sailboat Blue and Lemonade.  Clear Versamark for heat embossed Smile.
Accessories: Puffer tool. Nuvo Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes, Gina K Connect Glue in 
Fine Tip Bottle. "Surface Sweep Brush". Craft Foam. Ranger Princess Gold EB Powder.  STAMPlorations heat embossed SMILE

Card #3
Same as Card #2...Except used Alcohol Inks Mermaid and Sunshine Yellow...and STAMPlorations

Thank you for your visit and Happy Valentine's Day dear friends.:-)

Have fun trying our January Alcohol Inks with Gilding Flakes Technique.
Note:  You can use Gold Foil if you do not have Gilding Flakes. 

Love and Hugs..


  1. Beautiful ink colour combos Nancy, I especially love the second one with the yellow and blues xx

  2. All your different color combinations gave you fantastic results, Nancy, and you got a terrific closeup of the shine on that last photo! I'm sure Denny will love his beautiful Valentine!❤Hugs, Darnell

  3. Such pretty backgrounds, Nancy! Love the colors and all the gilding you got in your designs! Three fantastic cards, my friend!

  4. Gorgeous colours for each of your three cards, Nancy! And I love how you used the glue to get the gilding flakes to stick. All cards are beautiful!! Denny is going to LOVE his V-Day card!! xx

  5. Goodness Nancy! such bright and beautiful AI colors on all three of these designs and you achieved lovely adherence of your gilding flakes with the glue technique! Julia xx

  6. These are awesome, Nancy. The Valentine is so pretty and a great masculine design. I love those swatches of yellow in the middle of the other two cards. Three beauties made with this technique.

  7. Wow, gorgeous cards, Nancy! I love the vibrancy of the first card and the last card color combination is one I want to try! What a lovely combination with the added gold flakes! You always inspire me! Sue N

  8. Wow, these are three really stunning cards. I do love those colours. The vibrant pink is so special xx

  9. Your fabulous AI pieces made gorgeous cards, Nancy! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Gorgeous AI trio with the golden flakes, Nancy! Thanks for the inspiration!! Love the sketch on card one!!

  11. I know the idea was to show the gilding flakes, Nancy, but I'm mesmerized by your gorgeous inking. The ink flows so well on each panel.

  12. Hi Nancy, a beautiful set of cards, love the red and pink together with the gold flakes. Thank you for the inspiration... Megan

  13. Oh, my, you had a fun play with these! I always love your color choices with the AI backgrounds. You know how I love the rich earthy colors and I'm swooning over the second two cards. I'm reminded of thunder eggs. Incredible!

    1. I hope to share IRL soon, My friend:-) Thunder are right:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy


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