The Slim Line Pocket Dies from LDRS Creative are my absolute favorites right now! I made an easy shaped card with a repeat stamped background that's just perfect for winter!
This whole card focuses on the background. One of my favorite techniques is a repeat stamped background - especially with these adorable deer! I used the Slim Line Basket Weave Pocket Die Set, but I only cut the scalloped background and not the basket portion. This gives me a fun stitched scalloped background. While we're talking dies, let's cut the shaped card base. I created a standard 3x5.5 inch card base and placed the outer die from the Slim Line Basket Weave Pocket Die Set on top and scooched it up a bit so that it hung off the top I wanted the left, right, and bottom to cut but not the top. This gives me a card base shaped with the scallop border!
Now for the background! I used the Snow Deer to Me Stamp Set and I found it easiest to create the background with a stamping tool, but you could definitely use an acrylic block. I stamped the deer in Raven Hybrid Ink and the trees in Pistachios-a-Plenty and Pink Tutu Hybrid Ink. There was some extra white space between the images, so I used the small flurry stamps in the Snow Deer to Me Stamp Set and stamped them with Swimming Hole Hybrid Ink to fill in the blank areas. I colored the deer with some simple alcohol marker coloring. I added some flicks of silver shimmer watercolor to give the background a snowy winter look.