Artistic Avenger

Just Believe (CCMC164)


Where do the weeks go? It is time for yet another Create with Connie and Mary challenge! This week it’s a wonderfully interpretive sketch.

I decided to use some new products from the upcoming Holiday Mini to whet your appetite. I used the Spice Cake Suite of products which I LOVE!

The base for my card is More Mustard and I’ve layered with Soft Suede cardstock and a sheet of Spice Cake designer series paper.

My central layer is Very Vanilla which I sponged with Soft Suede and splattered with Spritzer tool and Early Espresso. I stamped two leaves in Pool Party and More Mustard from the stamp set Gently Falling. This is going to be a “must have”, I can tell you that! Over the leaves, I stamped a saying from Just Believe in Soft Suede.

For the vertical piece, I used a strip of Soft Suede cardstock. I then layered it with a piece of Pool Party ruffled grosgrain and then down the centre I added a small strip of More Mustard cardstock. This is tacked down with a couple of Trinkets.

To finish it all off, I stamped a leaf outline on some River Rock cardstock and cut it out tying a small piece of Linen Thread on for a little added detail.

This sketch was a lot of fun and I hope you’ll head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and play along!

Products used on today’s project:

Cardstock: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Very Vanilla.

Ink: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Early Espresso Marker.

Stamps: Just Believe, Gently Falling.

Accessories: Trinkets, Pool Party Ruffled Grosgrain, Spritzer Tool, Spice Cake designer series paper.

16 thoughts on “Just Believe (CCMC164)

  1. Hi Carrie,
    Love the 3 layers of ribbon and the leaf at the top of the card! So pretty, can’t wait for my DSP to get here!!

  2. Simply lovely, Carrie! Sigh … I wish I had your “eye” for colours and detail. Perhaps when I grow up??? 🙂 Hugs xxaxx

  3. So pretty. Fall cards are my very favorites and I think I need that spice dsp.

  4. Hi Carrie,
    As always I love your cards and this one is no exception.

    Great job
    Diana from WI

  5. i hadn’t gotten into “fall” as it was 92 degrees here at 10:00 PM last night, but this card threw me right into the fall mood. Very adaptable to other stamp sets/ combo. As always, you sent me right to my stamping area. Thank you!

  6. Beautiful Card!!!!!! love the unusual colors and the softness of it all!

  7. This is a neat sketch and you did a wonderful job with it! Love that bit of Pool Party with these colors!

  8. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card! Love it!

  9. I absolutely love this, Carrie. Fall is my favorite season and I too am loving the Spice Cake paper and the Gently Falling set! I LOVE how you added the strip down the side with the paper and ribbon – and attaching them with brads – DUH!!!!! – how smart – then you don’t have to mess around with adhesive with such a layered section. Your distressing is great too – especially that little torn corner! I’m tagging this for inspiration!

  10. Oh Carrie…this card is just gorgeous! I love everything about it: the colors, the design and especially that fabulous vertical piece. Love the layers. TFS.

  11. A very lovely card!! Great colors and pretty design!

  12. very pretty Carrie! I just love this new paper.

  13. This is such a peaceful, soothing card. And that little leaf is so adorable!

  14. A stunning card Carrie–I love how you’ve layered the ribbon and cardstock and the cluster of leaves overstamped with the sentiment is so elegant and rich. All ’round gorgeous!

  15. Just gorgeous, Carrie! I love how you used the leaves under the greeting and the cardstock trim over the ribbon! Beautiful!

  16. This is just so beautiful! I love the simplicity and elegance! And the strip of paper over the ruffled ribbon is so clever!

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