Monday, May 20, 2019

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop!

To Bee Or Not to Bee Blog Hop!

It's World Bee Day and today we are participating in a World Bee Day Blog Hop, organized by Milka Gubo! This hope has been organized by Milka to help celebrate the 2nd World Bee Day, to support bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products. All the stops in this hop will be featuring fun Bee and/or Honey themed projects!  

To play along with the hop we are featuring an adorable Honey Bee Hive Card created by Larissa Heskett! Scroll down to see her beautiful card and details from Larissa on how it was created! 

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Hello! This is Larissa and I'm sharing a fun Honey Bee Hive Card Today! 

Have you ever used your Patterned Stencils in order to add dimension and interest to a shaped card Design!!?? For my Honey Bee Hive Shaped Card Base today that is exactly what I'm going to do!! First I Die Cut the Honey Bee Hive from some Lawn Fawn #2 Pencil Cardstock and then I created Mask to add some shading to the layers of the Hive with a light inking of Wild Honey Distress Ink!! Then I placed the Newton's Nook Designs Argyle Stencil Set over the top and used some Purple tape to hold it in place while I inked with Wild Honey Distress Ink!! I removed the Stencil and the Subtle Pattern adds so much dimension to the design!!


To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade


Then I placed the second piece from the Argyle Stencil Set over the inked design and lined up the pattern placing more Purple tape to hold it in place!! Then with the help of the Therm O Web Stencil Pal I applied some Gina K Designs Glitter Glitz Gel in White!! I removed the Purple Tape and the Stencil and set it aside to dry!! Swoon!! It adds such a neat affect to the design!!


To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I stamped and embossed the images from the Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and colored them in using Copic Markers!! (Newton: N0, N2 & N4 R00 for the cheeks  Bee Outfit: N8, N6, N4 Y11, Y15 & YR23  Wings: Bg000, BG10) I used the coordinating Newton's Costume Party Die Set to cut the images out and added some White Gel pen highlights, some Aqua Shimmer Pen for some Sparkle and Tonic Studios Black Nuvo Drops to add some dimension!! I also Stamped some of the tiny bee images from the Newton's Day Dream Stamp Set!! I wanted some Bees fling in the opposite direction, so I also used my Ranger Gel Printing Plate along with my Misti Stamping tool to Mirror Stamp a few of the Bees!! Then I Fussy Cut them out!! For the sentiment I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment from the Loads of Blooms Stamp Set onto a vellum die cut speech bubble using the Speech Bubble Die Sets!! I masked off "Beauty" and Embossed it with some WOW Pearl Gold Glitter Embossing Powder!!

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For the inside of the card I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the Newton's Day Dream Stamp Set and stamped another bee image and then added a red foiled heart that I added some Tonic Studios Morning Dew Nuvo Drops too to add some Dimension!!

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you'll look at your Stencils differently and how you can use them to add dimension and patterns to things other than just A2 sized Card bases!!

- Larissa


To Bee Or Not to Bee Blog Hop!

19 prizes will be given away to 19 winners. Giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.

For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and sponsors listed in blog hop list and leave comment on each blog hop stop (22 stops). After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to InLinkz, but prior you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below InLinkz.

InLinkz closes on May 31st 2019, 11:59 PM CEST. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on June 3rd 2019 during the day.

There will be couple additional giveaways along the hop. Details about additional prizes and giveaway rules can be found on blogs that offers additional prizes.


Blog hop list:

1. Milka Gubo
2. Alexandra Suta
3. Alice Huang
4. Amy Tsuruta
5. Donna Mikasa
6. Kathy Curry
7. Ksenija Rizova
8. Larissa Walgemoed
9. Neha Bhatt
10. Nonni Niskane
11. Samantha Mann
12. Sonja Kerkhoffs
13. Tina Pavlovic
14. Valentina Bizjak
15. Gerda Steiner Designs (sponsor)
16. Honey Bee Stamps (sponsor)
17. Lawn Fawn (sponsor)
18. Newton’s Nook Designs (sponsor)
19. Paper Smooches (sponsor)
20. Pretty Pink Posh (sponsor)
21. Uniko (sponsor)
22. Your Next Stamp (sponsor)

Milka Gubo (InLinkz – return after commenting and add your name to InLinkz)

91 comments:

  1. Bees are very important for the world! Thanks for the Hop!
    Amazing and stunning card!! Love the bee-kitty :D Newton is wonderful also as bug... LOL Thanks for the step by step to make the honey bee kive!!

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  2. What a creative take!! I love shaped cards, they are so unique:) Wonderful work! :)

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  3. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  4. Thank you for supporting such an important cause. I love your stamp designs. I'm a dog person but Newton is a cool cat!

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  5. How cute! I love
    the stenciling on
    the shaped card.
    Carla from Utah

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  6. what fun shaped card - very creative

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  7. Thank you so much for sponsoring a hop for such an awesome cause!
    Larissa's card is so awesome and fun! Love how she used the argyle stencil on the hive - perfect!!

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  8. This is a really sweet card! Love the beehive.

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  9. Love the idea of using stencils to make this special.

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  10. Super cute. I don't think many people are aware of how much we need our bees and I do mean NEED! Thanks for spreading the word on the Bee Hop. 

[Bunny]

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  11. Bee-utiful! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ

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  12. Amazing card from Larissa. LOVE it!! Thank you for the tutorial. So so great. :o) Thank you so much for participating in this blog hop. :o) Bee hugzzz!!! :o) xx

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  13. Marisela Delgado said: Such a cute card. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  14. No way! A hive shaped card! STUNNING! I love the way you colored/stenciled it!

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  15. I loved this card. So innovative and cute! Thank you for sharing. Brenda West

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  16. LOVE THE SHAPE OF THE CARD AND THE KITTIE BEE!

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  17. I LOVE the argyle added to the beehive! So clever!

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  18. Wow what a fun and detailed beehive card...love it.

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  19. So adorable and thanks for showing how you made this. It's really so cute! Thanks for supporting such a worthy cause too!

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  20. Wow! Love the beehive shaped card and all the color and texture created with the stencil and the nuvo drops!

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  21. One of the most important insects in our lives! What a fabulous hope to support them! As for the project....WOWza! Love it!!

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  22. Very cute! I love the beehive shape!

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  23. This is great! Thanks so much for showing how you created it!

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  24. This is such a neat shaped card!

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  25. This is such a neat shaped card!

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  26. This is cute! Love the use of the stencil.

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  27. Newton in a bee costume... what could be cuter? Love your adorable hive-shaped card! Happy World Bee Day! Thanks for being a sponsor!

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  28. Your card is amazing. I love the technique shared with stencils.

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  29. Clever idea. Wish you had used Winston.

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  30. Thank you for taking the time to show us the steps for this project, turned out super cute!

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  31. This is totally adorable! Thank you for sponsoring this fun hop!

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  32. What an adorable beehive and project!

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  33. Love the use of the stencil!

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  34. What a darling shaped card, I love it.
    Thanks for being a sponsor!

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  35. OMGoodness! That Beehive shaped card is AMAZING!!! Love the way you stenciled it too! I need to get some of Gina's glitter glitz gel....it's all the buzzzzzzz

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  36. Love your Beehive and the pretty bright colours.

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  37. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations.

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  38. Love the bee hive card! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Wonderful Beehive card and colors. Thanks for sharing your creation and thank you so much for sponsoring a hop for such an awesome cause!

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  40. This is adorable!! Love your cute little "bee" and that fabulous stenciled background!!

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  41. Wow! Super cute card, very creative!

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  42. Aww.. So cute... Love it totally..

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  43. Oh this hive is the sweetest! Perfect home for those busy bees. Love the Argyll effect.

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  44. Love the bee hive shaped card.

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  45. Newton makes a cute bee! Love this bee hive shaped card and fun images!!!!

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  46. AWESOME creation! The argyle beehive is too awesome! This is the BEE'S KNEES HOP! My husband & I host 60 to 80 bee hives on our 5 acre place for the summer (to get them out of the heat) for a bee keeper from California after they are through pollinating the orange and nut orchards.

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  47. The hive is beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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  48. The background is absolutely awesome!! Such fine designing on that!! I love little Newton in his bee outfit, he is sweet as honey!!

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  49. WOW what an awesome background.
    Thanks for sponsoring.

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  50. Wow! What an amazing card! Support the bees and butterflies by planting bee-friendly plants!

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  51. That hive is so clever and bee-utiful!!!

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  52. I love the card. I would like to try some of the gels or paste

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  53. So dang cute.... wow I love the layered stencils.... fabulous!
    Thanks so much for sponsoring this wonderful blog hop.
    Crafty hugs, Eva Scraps

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  54. Love the shaped card and the way you used the stencil

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  55. What an adorable shaped card!!

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  56. Your card is Beeutiful! The bee hive is so creative .. amazing idea :)

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  57. This is such a great card! I love how you added detail with different stencils, and the cat in bee costume is just adorable. :)

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  58. Oh my! I'm melting down for the cuteness of this card! Stunning colouring!!!

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  59. Awesome card. Thanks for sponsoring the Blog Hop with Lawn Fawn.

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  60. I am LOVING the hive. Amazing job.

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  61. Lovely shape card...beautifully done!!

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  62. Newton bee is so sweet, thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  63. Very creative beehive card!

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  64. What an amazing card - wow! Such a sweet and lovely design.

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  65. Wow, this is an amazing card! I love the bee hive design, it’s so creative. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  66. Love the way you created the hive! Gorgeous card!

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  67. What a cute shaped-card. Love the dotted lines on the card.

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  68. Your bee hive card is so amazing!
    I love the glittery lines and the shading
    from the stencil and DI. So fun!

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  69. I must admit that I gasped when I saw this bright, creative, and cheerful card!

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  70. fantastic project! wow and thank you for the hop on such an important matter

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  71. Love the idea with stencile. Gorgeous project.

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  72. Wow they are beauutiful. Thanks for being a sponsor of the blog

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  73. fun technique and THAT BEEEEE <3

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  74. This bee hive card is spectacular! I think it is bee-utiful!

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  75. Love shaped cards and the use of stencils. Great job.

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  76. The little bee peeking out of the
    door in the hive is fun. Love
    the colors and the design.
    Fantastic card. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. Your card is GORGEOUS! I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY love how you coloured the hive. It's adorable how you have the bee peaking out of the door too! LOL! Your colouring is amazing on this card and your design is awesome! Thank you so much for being a part of this blog hop and helping to share the awareness of the importance of bees. I know that unpasteurized honey changed my life for the good.

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  78. super cute and amazing design!

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