Tuesday, July 3, 2018

SIP Challenge #157 - Designer's Choice - Concord and 9th Geode Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope you've been having a great week so far!  Tomorrow is Independence Day in the U.S. so many of us will have short work weeks.  It sure is nice to have a day off in the middle of the week to spend with friends and family.  I hope you'll have time to celebrate our country and our freedoms with your loved ones if you live in the U.S.  

Today is my all time favorite challenge over at Stamp, Ink, Paper... Designer's Choice!  

I absolutely fell in love with the Geode Bundle at Concord & 9th from the moment I saw it!  My oldest son, Trent,  has always had a fascination with rocks since he was a little boy!  He's 39 years old and still loves rocks and especially geodes!  As soon as I saw this set I knew that I wanted it to make his birthday card!  

Not only does Trent love Geodes but he really is a Rare Find.   He is currently living in Hawaii and has spent time in India, Mexico, and all over the world.   He loves adventure!  I wish you could see how gorgeous this card is in real life!  I used the new Concord & 9th Neutrals Glitter Cardstock in Graphite for the sentiment as well as the heart surround.  I know it's hard to tell on the heart but I die cut the heart shape and then hand cut the heart stamped image directly against the black embossing so that some of the glitter paper would show from around the edge.  The heart was stamped on Bristol Smooth cardstock and I used Zig Clean Color Markers to color in my geode.  The inside was watercolored in a lavender but I decided to use a pink glitter marker over it to add shimmer.   

I finished off the inside with another tone-on-tone stamp of the geode.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from another set and of course I hope your day rocks is from the Geode bundle.  I know he will love it and I hope you do too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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