Altenew Educators "Alphabet Name Game" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway
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.
I made a second version of the first card using another pattern for the background and this time I stamped the sentiment on a strip and dipped the whole thing in embossing ink and again heat embossed in clear powder.
But there's more! What's a hop without YOU? There is an Inlikz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew "Alphabet Name Game" creations; Altenew will pick 2 of their favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate.
Below is the full blog hop list, please visit all the designer's blog and leave comments for a chance to win a price from Altenew!
I hope you were inspired by my cards, let me know in the comments below what you think!
Disclosure: Please note that I do not participate in any affiliate programs and do not receive any payment for producing this or any other blog post. I only post about products I love and provide product links purely for the convenience of my readers. All the products used in this blog post were purchased by me personally.
That first card is luscious!! *drool* Love the colours, they are popping right out of the page because of the heat embossing! Way to go, Helen.ReplyDelete
Thank you for being part of this hop.
Thanks Erum :)Delete
You got such beautiful deep color and shine with your heat embossing. I love the idea of putting the fruit into a fall wreath.ReplyDelete
I love the fact that the Crisp Inks heat emboss so well when covered with clear embossing ink :)Delete
Thank yo Eva!Delete
Love your clear-embossing. These fruit looks so yummy thanks to your clever technique! Happy to see your lovely work, Helen!ReplyDelete
Lovely cards and heat embossing was one of the things that inspired me to start on a card making art journey!ReplyDelete
Oh, me too!Delete
What a unique wreath the fruit makes. Love it, it is so bright and cheerfulReplyDelete
I wish I could make a real one to hang on my door!Delete
At first I thought the Pattern Power background was actually a 3D embossing folder. Your fruit is tempting! It looks so yummy!ReplyDelete
Stamping instead of using an embossing folder reduces bulk - both are nice in my opinion :)Delete
love your cards - beautifully done:)ReplyDelete
Helen, Your cards are scrumptious! Nicely done!ReplyDelete
All your cards lookes so simple and that is the hardest thing to accomplish. It makes me happy just to look at them.ReplyDelete
Clever with fruits in a wreath. The grapes are really tempting as well.
Very pretty cards! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
The fruit is sooooo fun! I LOVE the grapes!ReplyDelete
I am sending the grapes card to someone who has a vineyard - I also hope they like it :)Delete
Marisela Delgado said: So pretty. firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Fantastic embossing. What great cards.ReplyDelete
They do look really juicy. The embossing powder gives it a texture like real fruit skin.ReplyDelete
Hurray for heat embossing. Love the fruit wreath you created! Yummy card!ReplyDelete
Your cards are so cute, Helen! I especially love the fruity wreath.ReplyDelete
Love the embossing! Cute cards!ReplyDelete
Cute cards! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Such fun cards!ReplyDelete
So colorful and pretty! Love the fruit designs!ReplyDelete
Bright and cheerful designs, Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
Love the subtle Vladimir embossed background, and how it really goes with the colorful fruit.ReplyDelete
Fruit is nice option for fall. Card is colorful and embossing is perfect touch. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
The fruits are striking. Thanks so much for the inspirations.ReplyDelete