Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I love Creative Jump Starts!

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are having a good week.  This weekend, I made two more cards using Creative Jump Start techniques. 

The background is from CJS # 20 with Jenna Werner. I applied spray inks with plastic wrap. The focal point was inspired by Carol Grieg's CJS #19.  I used a white crayon to resist Distress inks that I applied over a Tim Holtz stamp, stamped on glossy cardstock with Ranger Archival ink.  I really enjoyed both of these jumpstarts, and the techniques that were shared. 
This card was also inspired by Jump Start #19.  I used markers to color another Tim Holtz Stamp, which was stamped onto glossy cardstock with Archival ink.  I used my sewing machine to zig-zag  the image onto the background.  I can't believe it took me this long to add stitching to my cards. 
I made this card tonight, using today's Jump Start number 32.  Natalie Kalbach demonstrated using pan pastels over a heat embossed resist.  I don't have any pan pastels, so I tried it out with my cheapo stick pastels.  They just didn't work.  They actually don't work for much of anything.  So I improvised by using my trusty Distress Inks. 
These tiny little stamps are by Inkadinkado.  The more I look at this card, the more I think it needs die cut snowflake or two at the top.  I think I will add some tomorrow.  Sometimes I see my cards more clearly after I have photo'd and posted them. 
I had some extra pieces, so I made a couple of  little note cards:
And finally, I have to post a photo of the cuteness that is our cat, Tomie!   
 I just love how he is covering his face with his little paw.  Adorable!
Have a terrific rest of the week!



  1. Great cards Elizabeth!!! I still have to try some of the other techniques from Creative Jump Start... just need more time in the day.

  2. Awesome cards Elizabeth! I so need to catch up on the CJS vids...you are having way tooooo much fun!! Love it, girlie!


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