Saturday, October 5, 2013

Lili Playing with Leaves

Hello Inky Fans,

It’s been over a month since I posted an Inky card. I am so happy to be back! Today I would like to share how to make a card that is simple but elegant.

I was asked last week how I create my projects. For example do I plan my final project or do I design as I go. When I start my projects I do have a plan however as I begin working the project starts to take a life of it's own. Below are the products I chose for my initial design.  In my initial planning I was going to use more of the Graphic 45 paper but as my card was beginning to take shape I decided to keep my design simple.

First I stamped my image with black Memento ink on to Cryogen paper. Next I colored my image with Copic Markers.  Skin-E000, E00, R20; hair E50, E51, E53; pants and jacket E41, E42, E43; shirt, shoes headband R000, R01, R02, E44, Y21, Y38; leaves R35, R37, YG95,YG97, Y11, Y13, Y15, YR18, YR24, Y38, YR00, YR00. I used the Spellbinders die to cut out the image.

 Now how I applied the Frantage. First, I cut my image with the die, I chose Aged Scarlet Frantage for my design. I used a tiny spoon with a small amount of Frantage and gently dropped it on the background of the colored image. Warm up your heat gun. Then use the heat gun under the image. I move the heat gun around so it doesn’t burn the paper. You will be able to tell by looking as it melts. I recommend that you use a little at a time. If you want it heavier you can add more. 
I wanted to the viewer to get the illusion that the leaves were tossed in the air and I used Frantage to create the motion of particles falling.

I used Frayed Burlap distress ink on the edges of my designer paper and my die cut. I added a bow to my designer paper, attached the designer paper to the card.  And there you have it. A simple card with a touch of elegance.

Here are a few close up views of my card:

I hope you were inspired today. If you have any questions you can email me at  Enjoy your weekend!

All the best,

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says - We're Going Dotty
Simply Create Too - #47 Fall/Autumn
Polkadoodles and Studio 12 - Week 40 Autumn Crafting
Sister Act Card - #27 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - #59 Fall Colors
Crafty Catz - #201 Anything Goes
Challenges and Candies - #18 The Colors of Autumn


  1. a very pretty autumn card with the colours and leaves
    thank you for joining us at crafty catz

  2. This is so so pretty - fabulous colours and sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week. Karon, DT Polka Doodles.

  3. Hi, Karen: We love this entry too --especially your image.

    Simply Create Too Team Member

  4. So cute! You did a great job colouring her.

  5. This is totally adorable! Love the image, gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    Mian's Crafty Corner

  6. This card is absolutely gorgeous, love the image which you have colored beautifully!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    QKR Stampede Design Team Member
    Mian's Crafty Corner

  7. Gorgeous project. I like it simple. Your image is super cute and beautifully colored. The ribbon with a bow, perfect.

    Thanks for playing with us at Izazovi i sladkiši.

    Hugs, Keti (DT)

  8. This is a great card, and the coloring & the bow are fab. Thanks for joining us this week for "Fall Colors."

    Karal QKR Stmpede
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

  9. Such a fun card! You really captured the exuberance of that image! :) Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  10. Such a perfect creation! I like the colors you use and your fall scene which you made. Lovelly image :-))
    Thank you so much for joining us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši"
    Hugs, Andreja

  11. Fabulous card, love the image you used, she looks like she is having fun playing in all those leaves !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week

    Jo x

  12. Fabulous image and I really love the background of this card. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
    Anna xxx


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