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Altenew Educators "Alphabet Name Game" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

 Hello Friends, Today we are playing the Alphabet Name Game - the first letter of my name is H for Helen and for... Heat Embossing, so that is the technique I am focusing on in this post! I decided to make autumn cards for this October blog post and used a couple of older favorite stamp sets to create heat embossed backgrounds and fall arrangements. For the backgrounds I used Pattern Power on two of the cards and Dot Botanicals for the grape card. The juicy looking fruit images are from the Simple Fruits and the Simple Flowers sets! For the very subtle background: From Neenah 110 lb card stock, cut an A2 card base and score the middle. Repeatedly stamp a pattern in clear embossing ink, sprinkle on clear embossing powder and heat set until smooth and shiny. For the fruit, on a separate piece of Neenah 80 lb card stock, stamp several pieces of fruit using two ink colors for each fruit to create a gradation of color. Using a stamp positioner like the MISTI makes this easy: stamp a first

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