Alcohol Inks and Fancy Foil- a Match Made in Heaven!


Hello Everyone!

I hope you are having a great day! Today, I have a brand new video for you featuring the Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks and my Fancy Foil by Gina K. Designs and ThermOWeb.

I must have been one of the last crafters on earth who hadn’t played with this ink. And if you are in that camp too, you can try it for a very small investment.

I purchased this little pack  called Spring Break.

I also picked up this Alcohol Blending Solution and a pack of Alcohol Ink Mini Applicator Tools.

The other product you need is some sort of shiny or slick card stock. I chose to use the YUPO paper but some people use plain on glossy card stock. I am not sure if Glossy Photo Paper works. I tried it once a long time ago when doing the Polished Stone Technique but it wasn’t quite as good as card stock made for paper crafting.

There is no right or wrong way to apply the ink to your card stock. You can drip it right on, use the applicator, add blending solution and watch what happens! Each time it looks different and you can keep playing with it until you get it to look the way you want it to look.

Here is what mine looked like right before I added the foil.

And here is the finished card.


Sea Glass Card Base- 4 1/4″ X 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded in half

White Layer- 3 1/8″ X 5 1/8″

Yupo Paper- 3″ x 5″

Scraps for die cutting



Stamp Sets- Gina K. Designs Warm Spring Wishes, All About You

Dies- Gina K. Designs Warm Spring Wishes, Elegant Oval (Coming Next Tuesday)

Ink- VersaMark, Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Set Spring Break

Embossing Powder- Gina K. Designs Fine Detail Gold

Fancy Foil in Wild Dandelion, White and Gold Fancy Ribbon, Gina K. Designs Adhesive Dot Runner and White Foam Squares

Alcohol Blending Solution, Alcohol Ink Mini Applicator Tools


Although we don’t carry Alcohol Inks, our friends at Simon Says Stamp have them and they are celebrating their 17th anniversary with a sale!! I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. So very proud of my friend Heidi and all that she has accomplished!

I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration and Happy Stamping!


Gina K.


  1. abcammack

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    I was so happy to see today that you did a video!! I love it when that happens. Thanks for showing such a fun technique. I can’t wait to try it. I got a large order of your cardstocks and inks yesterday and you might guess how I’ll be spending my weekend!! 🙂

  2. SUSAN

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    Loved the video and the products used. Thanks for sharing. Now to figure out what I can buy.

  3. pat.horaitis

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    Gina, you are sooooo good. I love this card.

  4. Joanne Hoffmann

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    Aren’t those alcohol inks fun? Another fun addiction and I LOVE that you can use foil without the laminator…can’t wait to play!! Thanks, Gina…wonderful video as always!!

  5. Rosy Newlun

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    I’m just doing mental happy dancing over here! Thank you for sharing about the foiling with this technique. The results I get are never spectacular like yours, but I think it’s possible I use waaay too much alcohol blending fluid. Most of the color just vanishes LOL! Who knew about the foil! Thank you for this delightful tutorial! Love the offset design of your focal image!!! :*

  6. Karen Hightower

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    What a Beautiful card! I love the New Die & the Alcohol Ink Technique! <3

  7. Kay Furnish

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    Wow! What a beautiful card, Gina! I love the technique, and I have all the supplies you used, so I’m going to go play now!

  8. Arlene Plastine

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    Beautiful card Gina! I have quite a few of the alcohol inks and now you’ve given me something new to try. I think you were very brave to cut the Yupo to the exact size you needed. I usually make mine a little larger than I need and then trim to what I need. I can’t wait for the new die!!

  9. Sherrill Campbell

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    Absolutely beautiful! All ready for spring.

  10. Louise Neveu

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    Love the new oval die. Love the card and technique. And I finally have reached the point where I can say I have the stamp sets Gina is using, what fun.

  11. Joan Smith

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    I loved the alcohol technique. Your card was/is most beautiful I hope I can do as well with mine. Thank you. Joan Smith

  12. Cheryl Murphy

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    Oh I love this card so much. I definitely need the spring wishes butterflies. They are gorgeous and I am particular about my stamped butterflies.

  13. Linda Bentley

    Saturday, February 16, 2019

    Beautiful card and love the alcohol ink technique. As always Gina, thank you for sharing your talents with us.

  14. Sharon

    Saturday, February 16, 2019

    This is a WOW card for sure! Love the alcohol ink technique and how can you go wrong using butterfly stamps. An amazing presentation.. Thank you!

  15. Peggy

    Sunday, February 17, 2019

    Beautiful card . I love using alchohal ink backgrounds

  16. Becka

    Sunday, February 17, 2019

    That is one beautifully elegant card. The new die is gorgeous!

  17. Carol Jones

    Sunday, February 17, 2019

    Gorgeous card Gina! You always make such pretty things. I love using alcohol inks and I had heard about this technique but never tried it. Well, I have all the supplies needed so I think I’ll give it a go right now! Thanks for being the sweet, kind and inspiring person you are. ❤️

  18. Lagene

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    WOWZERS! This is Gorgeous, thanks for the video!

  19. Lynne S

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    I love this card Gina! I can’t find the numbers of the Copics anywhere, which ones are they?

  20. Conniecrafter

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    Love the gold vein look to the background!

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