I can now say I am officially hooked on using Alcohol inks. I made my first real background using 3 colors of inks with a gold mixative and it came out just beautiful. When alcohol ink is mixed with 91% isopropyl alcohol it just flows across the surface and I was even surprised at the way the colors flowed together to make the gorgeous background.
I just recently purchased a fun My Favorite Things word die that says BEAUTIFUL. The die has an outline that works well with a decorative background, so it was perfect for a multi-color alcohol ink background. I used the negative part of the card I die cut from to frame the inner outline then backed it with the colorful background I made. I was so happy with the way it came out and just added a small scrip 'Friend' word at the bottom to complete the card.
Beautiful Die - My Favorite Things
Alcohol Ink Background - Opaque White Grafix Craft Plastic
Finished Card Size - 4-1/2" x 5-1/2"