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Hello, Bee Family! It’s Bobbi Lemanski here with another card featuring some of the new products from the Honey Bee Stamps, Summer Stems release. I love to paint abstracts using acrylics on canvas. I do interior design work for others and when I need just the right art for the wall, I head to my studio for some canvas creativity. My paint apron looks about like this one on my card, too! Many little works of art are represented by a smudge or two on my apron. 🙂 I thought this would be a fun way to share love and appreciation for a friend.

I’m using the following Honey Bee Stamps products for this card:

Color stamp set and coordinating die set

Let’s Get Crafty stamp set and coordinating die set

Apron A2 Card die set

To make this 5″ X 7″ card, I started by die cutting the apron and the “color” word from Neenah Solar White cardstock. I also cut the word’s shadow from black cardstock using the shadow die. Before attaching the word to its shadow using Bee Creative Precision Glue, I colored the letters using Copic markers in the following colors: B26, B02, YR24, YR23, R27, R14, YG03, YG00, Y19, Y15.

I used some of these same colors to add the smudges on the apron pieces. I also added the front pocket to the apron and drew faux black stitches on the pockets. In addition, I gave the apron a more worn appearance by using E40, E41, W2 and W1 around the edges, stitching, etc.

I added the paint brush and paint tube to the apron’s pocket and layered the “color” word die cut over them. I stamped above and below the word die cut to complete the phrase on the front.

For the background, I added 1/4″ strips of white cardstock to black cardstock for a very graphic background. The black and white design offers a nice contrast to the colorful apron. The apron was adhered to the front and then attached to a white card base to complete the card.

You can shop the entire Honey Bee Stamps Summer Stems release here. If you decide to place an order, please use the links in this post so that Honey Bee knows which ideas inspired you!

Thanks for stopping by today. If you want to see more ideas and inspiration from me, subscribe to my blog, BobbiHartDesign.com. I’ll send you updates on new posts! You can also find me on Instagram as @BobbiHartDesign and on Facebook as BobbiHartDesign.

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