I’m bringing the sunshine inside today with alcohol inks, foil, and happy bees from The Hedgehog Hollow February kit.

If we haven’t met yet, hello, I’m Amber Rain Davis from NotableInk.com. I’m an Altenew Educator and Certified Zentangle Teacher and I love to create, share, and inspire. This is my first Hedgehog Hollow post and I’m thrilled to be here. Lets’ get started!

Alcohol Inks on Photo Paper

I started by making two alcohol ink panels. I ran out of Yupo paper, so I cut an 8.5 x 11 piece of Costco Photo paper in half, and tested inks on the front and back of the paper.

Inks move beautifully on the backside but absorb into the front. There wasn’t an appreciable difference between the backside of the photo paper and Yupo paper. So if you have photo paper lying around definitely use it with your alcohol inks.

The video below shows the process of making alcohol ink panels, foiling the panels and chipboard pieces, and card assembly so definitely check it out!

All the details are in the video, so I’ll share the highlights and tips here. I used Ranger Alcohol Inks in the following colors:

Yellow panel: Sunshine Yellow, Lemonade, Salmon
Blue panel: Aqua, thinned with a lot of rubbing alcohol

While the ink is still tacky, press Ranger Vintage Foil Sheets onto the sticky areas to transfer the foil. If it’s too dry add more ink.

Card Assembly

  • Emboss an A2 size piece of white cardstock
  • Die cut the bee elements from alcohol ink panels and black cardstock
  • Glue the bee together
  • Stamp and fussy cut a sentiment
  • Pop up the bee and sentiment with dimensional adhesive
  • Embellish with Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops

Foiled Chipboard Bees

For the next card, I used a large Nuvo Glue Pen to add adhesive to the chipboard pieces. This glue pen is AWESOME! Due to the extra broad tip, it was simple to apply the adhesive to these intricate pieces.

Allow the glue to dry until tacky and foil one wing at a time. Burnish the foil with a bone folder and gently peeled off the foil. Foil the bee’s body and 2 additional bees with gold foil.

Card Assembly

  • Stamp and gold heat emboss a sentiment on a black strip of cardstock
  • Pop up the ink panel and sentiment strip with dimensional adhesive
  • Adhere the elements to the panel and embellish with sequins

I love the beautiful shadows the wings cast and that’s a wrap! I hope these projects inspire to play with your alcohol inks and foil and make something pretty. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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