Friday, 5 July 2013

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 BreezeHot Pink and Grape as well as some gorgeous sparklets in Sea BreezeCrimson and Coral.
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For this card I decided to use the Arty Background stamp do add drama.
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For this card I decided to create an explosion of colours with distress stains in Picked RaspberryPeacock 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.
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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!

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