It’s Day 3 of the Sneaks Peeks for Honey Bee Stamp’s new release, Hello Summer. They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. I think they’re right. The new Diamond Thin Frame Die creates ten nested frames and one centerpiece. Below, you’ll find one way to use these flashy diamonds. 🙂 Check out my next post (see the link at the bottom) where I use the same die for another fun look.

Also, be sure to check back daily for more sneak peeks through 7/5. Then on 7/6 & 7/7  join the Design Team & Ten AMAZING Guest Designers for an inspiring TWO DAY long blog hop full of fun & prizes! The full release will go live Sunday, July 5th at 11:59 pm EST.

Martini, Please!

For my first card, I die cut the diamonds out of brown, tan, khaki, gray and black cardstock. I glued them on white cardstock, interchanging the colors to make these multi-colored diamonds and cut the piece down to fit on my 5″ x 7″ card base. (I left 2″ of space at the top for the white to show.) When I stepped back and took a look at the finished diamond design, I felt it looked very masculine. It reminded me of boards on decks or wood floor patterns and inlays. When I read the “deck” phrase in Sip Sip Hooray stamp set, I knew I had a fun match here. I paired the diamond design, resembling a wood plank design with teals for a splash of color.

I die cut the martini glass (from the Raise A Glass die set) out of  a black rectangle and heat embossed the phrases from the Sip, Sip, Hooray set. Little white bubbles were added to the top of the glass with my white gel pen. I backed the opening with three shades of teal and aqua to match the teal strip used at the top.

I matted the black rectangle with the steel gray cardstock used in the diamond pattern. After adding the 1/2″ teal and 1/4″ black accent strips at the top, above the diamonds, the black martini rectangle was glued to the front to finish the card. This is a 5″ X 7″ card.

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Bobbi Hartmann Lemanski, Bobbi Hart♥ Design,

Adding h♥art into every design

Check out this card in my next post where I emboss the diamond design for another fun use.