Alcohol Inks Catherine Pooler Die Cutting Techniques

Alcohol Inked Feathers

A while back, I created a ton of alcohol inked backgrounds. I’m gradually starting to create cards with those panels and today I have a very simple card, yet striking. Alcohol Inked Feathers!!!!

I die cut the Alcohol Inked panel using some feather dies, stamped a sentiment and flicked on some black texture spray.


It probably took me more time to tie that bow than it did to create this card (I STINK at bow tying, lol)……. I remember back in the day buying all these bow tying gadgets only to get rid of them all. There is nothing I can do about my lack of skill in tying a bow. Ha.

I like to create many alcohol inked backgrounds at one time, and file them away. Then when I need to make a quick card, I have tons of backgrounds to choose from.  My favorite paper to use with alcohol inks is Yupo. I find it blends better and you can layer ink and mixatives nicely. With the alcohol ink cardstock,  once you add a mixative, you are done… No more adding over the top.

I have an alcohol ink playlist on my youtube channel. I will be adding videos to this playlist as I create them throughout the series.

In Connecticut, we had, what I hope to be, our last snowstorm. Probably 2 feet this time… Of the heavy stuff… But, it sure is pretty to look at. Follow me on instagram for photos.

Thanks so much for popping by today! :):):)

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  1. Dana Martin says:

    I too Love working with inks too and all the beautiful surprise backgrounds thst happen. 🌹

  2. Verna Angerhofer says:

    Beautiful feather design.

  3. Tara Prince says:

    Gorgeous feathers!!

  4. Cheryl Robertson says:

    I bought some alcohol inks and Yupo paper but haven’t tried them yet. Your card today is beautiful and I’ll keep it in mind when I get around to those backgrounds.

  5. lorraine turner says:

    A super card design Laurel, love what you have done with one of your inked backgrounds. I haven’t as yet got into the inking but I desperately want to. I have seen so many ways to use these created backgrounds that they have got to be the way to go in card designs. :O)

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