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.
I die cut the smallest banner die from the Folded Ribbon Banner Die Set and stamped a sentiment from the Snow Deer to Me Stamp Set with Alloy Hybrid Ink and adhered the banner to the card. And that's it! Simple and wintery and oh so cute! Thanks for stopping by - see you soon!
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