I haven't played with alcohol inks in a long time. Not because I don't love them - I do! But because my backgrounds turn out blobby. I played around with some techniques and lots and lots of blending solution and finally found a background technique that I like!
I made this background with just one color of alcohol ink and some metallic shimmer. I added a pretty decent blob of blending solution across the middle of a piece of alcohol ink paper and a few drops of color to the center. I shifted my ink around and when I had color where I wanted it I let it dry a bit. Then I came back in with more blending solution and added it to the edges of the color and blew the color back towards the center. I love the effect! I added some metallic additives to finish the background.
Such a classy background needed some classy images! I stamped some fancy drinks from the Happy Hour stamp set and colored them in. I left lots of white areas to make them really pop off the background! And some orange and pink to compliment the blue in the background. Then I die cut them with the Happy Hour die set and added them to the card with foam tape. I stamped a sentiment from the Happy Hour stamp set with a dusty blue ink, trimmed it into a banner, and placed it beneath my yummy drinks.
Doesn't this just make you want to kick back on the beach and have a drink? Yeah ... me too! Haha!