Sunday, October 18, 2015


Masculine Cards for those special out doorsy types in your life!

I saw a demonstrator doing a similar card on her site and fell in love with it!  I actually changed out the background and used the "Woodland Textures" embossing folder.  I coated the background in versa mark and sprinkled dazzling diamonds all over it for that sugary frosted look.  These look amazing in person!  I used the oval dies for my main focuslayer and the forever favorite "Lovely as a tree" for the forest.  The beautiful majestic elk came from "The Wilderness Awaits" Stamp set.  This stamp set is one of those 'I GOTTA HAVE IT' stamps.  If you have this stamp then you know what I mean!
I tore a piece of scrap to mask off the mountains with and used a post it for the moon.  I then used Wink of Stella to make the moon shimmer.  The ink for this focal layer is just the new archival gray and black.  Simple but a really nice layout!

This stamp set is a must have for anyone who has a hunter or a nature lover in the family!

Getting ready for fall!

Working on a few items for fall using the curvy keepsake.  This is one of the most valuable and versatile dies that Stampin' Up! has to offer.  There are literally hundreds of things you can make with this one tool!  The fun never stops with this one.  It is the item I tell everyone that they should order first because it will work for any holiday, birthday or party.  You will need the Big Shot for this one but it is so worth it!
Below I paired the Curvy keepsake with the Vintage Leaves found on page 88 of the annual catalog.  Yea, you are right!  It is one of my favorite bundles and from what I can tell it is a favorite of many since I see beautiful cards popping up all over Pinterest!

 Here is one of the cards I made with the Vintage Leave set for Thanksgiving.  I used versamark all over the leaf and used a clear powder on it to make the leaves shiny.  I also added a touch of gold glitter to it.  These are so fun to make. You can see any of my tutorials on YouTube by just typing in my name "Donna Demko" in the search field.