Merly Impressions Retreat: A card class

Hello everybody! Let me tell you, I have just come back from the Merly Impressions retreat and I am still buzzing with excitement!!! I had so much  fun and met some amazing people!

Chrissy and I had a surprise class up our sleeve and had planned a simple and informal card class. I was overwhelmed with the response from the delegates! During the class, everybody was able to create three gorgeous cards following a few tips and guidelines to reproduce my designs but still making them “their own”! I was gobsmacked with the sheer talents present and I too have learned immensely as well as have been inspired by brand new ideas.

So let me show you the cards I designed during this class:

As a base kit everybody had three cards and envelopes, four tags from the First Love sheet of the Secret Admirer collection,  a few blooms in Sea Breeze, Hot Pink and Grape as well as some gorgeous sparklets in Sea Breeze, Crimson and Coral.

For this card I decided to use the Arty Background stamp do add drama.


For this card I decided to create an explosion of colours with distress stains in Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves as well as adding a little “Je ne sais quoi” to the flowers by blinging them with some Antiqued Bronze stain. I also added a bit of detail with the lacy stamp from the Miss Match set.


For this last card I went for the Check-in stamp as my background and some splashes of Picked Raspberry stain.

I had a lot of fun designing those cards and I hope I was able to inspire you to get creative with just a few bits of stash!

4 thoughts on “Merly Impressions Retreat: A card class

  1. Your cards are lovely and you photograph them beautifully. I was buzzing for ages after the weekend too 🙂

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