June 10, 2018

Four cards using Tone on Tone Foil on Alcohol Ink Background + a Video!

Hello everyone, Welcome back to my blog.

I have a video tutorial to share on how I made the beach background using alcohol inks and tone on tone foiling on the background. I shared a small video on the alcohol ink beach background on my instagram last week and was flooded with a lot of questions. So I thought I will do a video on it.

Now recreating alcohol ink backgrounds is not easy. You will never get the exact same background because you have no control over how alcohol inks move with blending solution and also depends on the amount of blending solution and alcohol inks used. You will find that the background I show you on the video is different from the one on my instagram. But the process of making both the background is exactly the same. So when you make two panels, the background will turns out different on each of the panel. The good thing with alcohol ink is, you can wipe off the areas you are not happy with using alcohol/blending solution/alcoholwipes and start over again.

I made four cards using the beach background and Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals stamp set and coordinating dies. With this intro, here is my video tutorial.

Here are the photos of the individual cards and closeups. It is photo heavy. Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy.

Card #1

Closeups of the card.

Card #2


Cards #3


The final card: Card #4


All the stamped images are from Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals stamp set from the latest Sending Sunshine release. I coloured them using Prisma color pencils during my holiday last week. I die cut them using the coordinating dies and used them on the cards. All the supplies used to make these cards are listed below.


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!


  1. Gorgeous backgrounds Gayatri. Love the tone on tone foiling. It really makes water sparkle.

  2. Great cards, Gayatri! 😊 Also, thanks for sharing the technique. I think I was letting the alcohol inks dry too much when I was trying it myself.

  3. Oh, these are awesome!

  4. Terrie Snow says

    I love your blog.


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