January 8, 2016

Guest Designer - Terri Burson

I am having such a fun time with our Guest Designers!  This month we have Terri Burson from Waving My Wand.  I am pretty sure Terri has been a loyal follower for over a year now and she has been an absolute joy to socialize with!  She has also been a Guest Designer on our blog in the past AND she has now joined the ranks of our Stamp A Month Design Team!  Needless to say, you are going to be seeing a whole heck of a lot of her in the coming year!

Join me in welcoming her as our January Guest Designer!

I'm so happy to be guest designing this month for So Suzy Stamps.   Even though Suzy is best known for her quick wit and snark, that sassy red-head also has a soft side, which I'll be channeling today.

When the new release came out recently, featuring the Blowing Tree, I thought it would be fantastic to pair it with the Audrey Hepburn sentiment...... blowing leaves, holding onto each other.... a scene straight out of a romantic film.

To get started, I heat embossed my tree and sentiment, then broke out my Twinkling H20 shimmer paints.  

I used these on my Bristol Strathmore 300 series watercolor paper, spritzing water inside the pots and painting with a small paintbrush.  I also did a little smooshing to get fuller coverage, adding my paint to an acrylic block, spritzing with water, then smooshing the paper onto the wet paint.  I filled in any empty spaces with random color. 

To make those black leaves pop a little more, I used a white gelly roll pen and filled in some of the empty spaces.  It was detailed work, but quick work.  No need to be perfect.

 Once my paint and paper were dry, I sponged on some chalk ink, using a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop, randomly on the outskirts of my paper.

I also added tiny dots to with my gel pen to follow the swirls of the looping curls, and some tiny sequins as well, which also came from Suzy's online store.


A few DoubleClick Skittles bubble embellishments, also found here in Suzy's store, round out the finishing touches on this pretty card.  

Thanks so much for letting me share with you today.  
Stop back by next week for another fun project, right here on the So Suzy Stamps blog.  

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  1. This is gorgeous! LOVING that tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. This is just absolutely gorgeous Terri!!!

  3. Hi ~ Terri Burson did an absolutely FANTASTIC job on this card; it's truly spectacular and I love everything about it! Very, nicely done. Thanks for shairng.

  4. I love this card. That background is awesome!

  5. This is STUNNING Terri! Undoubtedly my favorite project by you of 2016. I love the stamps you used and that gorgeous background + detailing... *swoon* <3 Thank you so much for sharing! *Big Hugs* ^__^

  6. So pretty! I love the background!


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