Playing With Alcohol Pearl Inks

By | 06/18/2019

Another fabulous card kit with some new products that I had not planned to try showed up on my doorstep.  What’s a person to do?

I had to play with the kit and the new Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearl Inks.

I had not planned on purchasing them because I already have a hearty collection of alcohol inks and I can throw some mica powder in and get sparkle.  I didn’t want to love another new product.

But I played with them and now I love them!  There are 66 colors in all.  I have 3.  I’m going to control myself this time.

Famous last words, right?!

Here’s the first card that I made with them:

simon says stamp may card kit and tim holtz alcohol pearl inks The background uses two of the inks from the kit.  You can’t see the sparkle in this view, but check out the one below:

simon says stamp may card kit and tim holtz alcohol pearl inks

It is fabulously sparkly!

I created the die cut image using two dies:  Simon Says Stamp Peeking Frog and Simon Says Stamp Rounded Corner Rectangles.

I will do a separate video on that die cutting technique.  It’s a partial die cutting technique and I love how it turned out.

The script hello is a 2 layer die also from Simon Says Stamp.  It’s one of my favorites!

The second card I made used all 3 of the alcohol pearl colors:

simon says stamp may card kit and tim holtz alcohol pearl inksI didn’t use the kit stamp set for my image and sentiment because I didn’t have the die for the large floral image and I didn’t have time to fussy cut!

This image is from Altenew Dearest Friend stamp set, as is the small sentiment.  The thank you die is from Concord & 9th.  The card base is the Cotton Candy card stock that came in the Simon Says Stamp Kit.

I love these kits every month.  They are $34.99 (and that is with shipping included).  I feel like they are a great value.  I always get card stock, envelopes, patterned paper, a stamp set or two and then some new products to try or new ink pads.

I made two other cards with the kit.  I absolutely loved the Moda Scraps 6×6″ paper that came with the kit.  It also had a large set of stamps with lots of images and sentiments.

My first card uses this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch as my layout inspiration:

simon says stamp may card kit and tim holtz alcohol pearl inks

For the focal image, I used my Zig Real Brush Markers in Carmine Red, Light Carmine, Mustard, and Yellow.  I heat embossed it in gold embossing powder.  The Hello sentiment is just the top die cut from the SSS Script Hello. I added some pretty pink pearls and gems from a past kit, some white gouache splatters, and the Carta Bella washi tape that came in the kit.

Here is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch:

I also created a card a couple of days ago:

This was for last week’s sketch challenge and you can see the details HERE.

Here is a video that I created with the alcohol pearl ink cards:


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Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day and I hope you find time to play around with some goodies in your stamping stash today!

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