Sunday, September 28, 2014

Michael Strong 6th anniversary blog hop

Hello to all Michael Strong Stamp fans!  I joined the Enjoy Michael Strong Stamp Group in 2009.  I did not realize that I joined in the first year or two.  I guess that makes me one of the old timers.  This group has been such an inspiration.  There are so many talented members!  I am not sure which stamp was my first.  That is because I bought several with my first purchase.  I am not sure which they are were but I know it included the Cloisonne Pot, Vase and Heart.  Below is one of the first cards I made.  And of course the Technique was taught by Michael.

The background is painted and then scored.  The score lines are lightly sanded to expose the black card stock.  The Cloisonne Post is stamped and embossed in Black.  It is shaded with Walnut Distress Ink using a blending tool.  The plant is made with scored paper then inked with red and green.  The cut in small strips.

In February 2010 I was lucky enough to attend one of Michael's classes in the San Diego area.  My husband and I were in San Diego on  vacation and he drive me 20 to 30 minutes to attend the class.  It was a wonderful class.  Below is a picture of me and Michael.

He is more photogenic that I am!  During the class we made the cards below.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you hop to the other blogs.  Your next stop is Joanna's at -

The complete list is below.

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Rosie -
Joanna  -
Jill  -
Laura  -
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  1. Yes, a beautiful card and technique! Thank you Lori for being a part of our little group - I still remember that that class so well!

  2. Lori,thank you so much for participating in the blog hop and sharing your picture and the cards. It is so great you can go to Mike's classes.

  3. It's a lovely card Lori and I am envious that you got to take a class like that. We left the San Jose area, where our son lives, just the week before Mike was giving a class nearby - I was really sad we had to end our vacation then! ;)

  4. One day I hope to meet Michael as well! Beautiful card- and love the cards you made in class. How awesome of your hubby to drive you to a class while you were on vacation!

  5. Lori love how you used the pot. The score lines really make it pop. The cards made at his class are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a special great to attend Mike's class. How sweet of your DH to drive you there. Love your cards. BRW, I think you are very photogenic!! Hugs, Laura

  7. I love this pot - lovely colouring & design. WendyC

  8. Lucky you! I think this was my first stamp?? I didn't take photos of my work back then so I really do not remember. I love the framing technique of scoring. I will have to try that idea. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Lori, you're lucky to be close to Mike. Your card is fabulous! TFS
    Dorly Weitzen, Israel

  10. Great cards, and a real treat to meet Mike in person!!!