Saturday, July 29, 2017

Michael Strong Black & White Blog Hop

Hello friends and welcome to the Michael Strong Black & White Blog Hop.
I hope you came hear after visiting Jill's beautiful artwork on her blog, Jill P's Place.

Today's card features Michael Strong's sweet Penguin Pals stamp set.
I think these 2 penguins are perfect for a Black & White themed card.
You can see Mike's penguin set and all of his wonderful stamps in his online catalog HERE

Be sure to visit Michael Strong's blog and leave a comment for a chance to win some Blog Candy!

Back to my torn paper pocket card...
I stamped Mike's penguins on white cardstock using Versafine black onyx ink,
 heat embossed with clear embossing powder and fussy cut.
I cut 2 pieces of white cardstock 5-1/4 inches wide. 
Then I cut them long enough to fit in the dry embossing folder 
that came with Tim Holtz's Bird Talk 2 stamp set,
dry embossed them and tore them into 3 pieces as shown.
With a tiny amount of white glue, I attached the torn pieces on the sides and bottom,
to keep them together. 
Then I placed this on the card base and punched 6 small holes 
and added black mini brads to secure the pockets to the card as shown. 

The penguin on the left is slipped into the pocket and can be removed.
The penguin on the right is attached with dimensional foam adhesive.
I wrote my own sentiment with a Jane Davenport "Inkredible" cartridge fountain pen
that has wonderful dark black ink and writes like a charm.
Added a few clear plastic sequins with white glue for some bling.

I have 2 other torn paper cards posted here and here 
which show variations of this torn paper card idea. 
My friend, Lynette, introduced me to this technique.
She saw Beth Cote demo it on the Carol Duvall Show some years ago! 

Now for more fun and creative ideas,
please hop on over to Shelly's Creative Rumblings blog.
Enjoy her beautiful artwork and be sure to leave some blog love/comments!

If you landed here in the middle of the blog hop and don't want to miss any of the fun,
you can visit Hetty's Craft Chaos blog to see the entire list of the participants. 

Remember, be sure to leave a comment on Michael Strong's blog
for the chance of winning some blog candy!

Thanks so much for visiting!


Hetty said...

Hello Laura, what a cool card, with a beautiful background to the penguins.Love the bling you added. Aren't those penguins cute. Thank you so much for being part of the Black&White blog hop.

CarlavdM said...

What a lovely card you made with the Penguins Laura.
Love the torn parts, looks like pile of snow.

HermaF said...

Such a nice card Laura!

Rosie Guiher said...

Laura that is so cute. Love the idea with the torn card. Will have to try that.

Raevon said...

Love your "snow" Laura! Great card.

Michael said...

Hi Laura, Ha Ha! Great minds think alike. I used that caption too. Your card is great! Another caption I have been using is "We make a great team" That's what I think of our group too.
All the best, Mike

Diane Bouse said...

Love how you added texture to the snow by dry embossing.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I just love this idea of torn papers- and love that embossing folder- I have just used it once- will have to get it out again : ) The penguins are on my Wish list too- they are just adorable- love your crisp embossing! Awesome!!!

Leo Thompson said...

Your card worked so well - great texture too hugs Leo

Jill P said...

Very cool card .
Love how you tore paper for drifts

LUCYG said...

Very cool! Love the layering and embossing. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Cool card in many layers!

Anonymous said...

Love the torn paper layering you created for these two cute penguins. Great idea to emboss the paper too !

Anonymous said...

I'm very sad that only a few of my comments show up in the blogs I visited on Sunday. :-(
I think you've done a great job with the snowy/icy layers you put the penguins in!

Greetings, Trix Oskam