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Stamping with Friends blog hop


Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I’ve joined another blog hop group, and this month we are focusing on Slimline cards.

If you’ve come from Michelle Hollings’ blog, welcome! If you get lost on the blog hop, I’ve included a list below of everyone who is participating.

I decided to use the Sweet Icecream stamp set for my card.

Sweet Ice Cream card by Tina Hewett

As I am in Australia we use A4 cardstock, and I found out that a slimline card base to fit a DL envelope is 21cm x 19.8cm, scored in half to 21cm x 9.9cm. 

The card base is Thick Basic White. I cut a panel of Basic White to 19.2cm x 8.2cm, and a panel of Cinnamon Cider to 19.5cm x 8.5cm, giving a very narrow border around the white piece. 

I thought a beach background would be suitable for the ice creams and I had originally thought to have 3 horizontal stripes in different colours to represent sand, sea and sky. I ended up with something different to my original idea, and I’m happy with how it turned out. I created a mask with copy paper, tearing along one edge and placing that near the bottom of the panel. I used one of the Blending Brushes to apply Sahara Sand ink to the bottom portion, over the torn edge of the paper to give an idea of the shoreline. I then used a straight piece of copy paper to create the horizon, first to blend Balmy Blue ink to the top part, and then turning the piece around and carefully brushing on Bermuda Bay ink to the space in between. To add a look of texture to the sand I stamped the dotty image in the stamp set in Sahara Sand ink over the brushed area.

The ice creams are stamped onto scraps of Basic White card stock and punched out with the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch. The tops are Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo and Pale Papaya. The cones are Cinnamon Cider (stamped off first to give a lighter shade). The lines on the cones are stamped with Cinnamon Cider (full strength) and the sprinkles on the ice creams are also stamped with Cinnamon Cider ink. I then stamped the greeting in Cinnamon Cider ink near the bottom corner of the panel.

The inked panel is then adhered to the Cinnamon Cider panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then adhered to the card front. I popped the ice creams and cones up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To continue on the hop, head on over to Betty Bickford’s blog by clicking the button:

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If you get lost, here’s the list of everyone on the hop today:

Linda Moore

Karen Egan

Libby Fens

Tricia Butts

Michelle Hollings

Tina Hewett (me!)

Betty Bickford

Tracie St-Louis

Donna Schnees
Mary Knabe

Have fun on the blog hop! 

Happy Stamping,


If you would like to make my card and need supplies, here are the supplies I used. Click on any image to go to my online shop.

Product List

Sweet Ice Cream Photopolymer Stamp Set


Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch


Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin' Pad


Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad


Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad


Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad


Basic White A4 Thick Cardstock


Basic White A4 Cardstock


Cinnamon Cider A4 Cardstock


Blending Brushes


Stampin' Dimensionals


Multipurpose Liquid Glue