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Introducing our new monthly feature ~ Techniques with Eva Dobilas!

Hi there, this is Eva here today.  I am bringing you a new monthly feature that will showcase some fun techniques each month!! This month I choose to work with our Real Wood paper and showing you how to use it in different ways.  To show of the techniques I created three different ATC's. 

Die cutting with Real Wood paper.

ATC Life is

Dry Embossing with Real Wood Paper

ATC Love

Wet Embossing and painting on Real Wood Paper

ATC Butterfly

To see how I used the techniques on these ATC's please watch the video below.


On my Life is Beautiful ATC I used Samantha Walkers Spellbinders Antique Frame and Accents. I simply diecut it and to highlight the design I dry brushed some white acrylic paint and that is all you need. To decorate my ATC I used Samantha Walker's Life is Beautiful Unity Stamp set, which I painted with Twinkling H2O's.

On my Love ATC I did some dry embossing and used Spellbinders new Valor M-Bossibilities folder. Once I embossed the paper I once again dry brushed some white acrylic paint over it to highlight the embossing. Love that affect of embossing real wood paper, definitely one of my favorite techniques. To finish off my ATC I used Marah Johnson's Monarch Die cut frames, which I painted in with Twinkling H2O's. The Love stamp is by Justrite Stamps from their Winter Words set.

My last ATC is showcasing wet embossing on real wood paper. For this ATC I worked with My Favorite Things Inspired by Butterflies and Inspired by Love sets. I simply inked up my butterfly stamp with Versamark embossing ink pad and using White embossing powder I embossed it and here is what it looks like. Once I embossed it, I just painted it with Twinkling H2O's.

We will be featuring some of our other 

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Nostalgia...Paint IT!

Have you seen the NEW Paint It papers from Creative Imaginations?  Do you love to color?  This year Creative Imagination's CHA winter release has the paper collection you've been waiting for. {Look for our new Paint It! Papers in stores March 2012}

The NEW Paint IT Nostalgia collection.

The collection has brads, die shapes and six pattern papers you can color using our Luminarte products.  Here's what Design Team Memeber, Alice Carman created.

The die shapes can be colored using any of the Luminarte products from Creative Imaginations.  

There are tons of shapes to choose from the Nastalgia die shape pakcage.  I used the hot air balloons from the die shape package on my design to match the paper.



Nastalgia die shapes

Paint IT Alphabets: Typewriter

Nastalgia, Vintage Map pattern paper

Nastalgia, Jardin pattern paper

Nastalgia, Up pattern paper

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Cards by Alice featuring New Paint it! papers and LuminArte!

Hello and thanks for visitng today!  It's Alice with another round of cards featuring the latest and greatest products from Creative Imaginations.

I'm starting with a NEW line from our, "Paint It" paper collection called, " Love Blooms." 


Did you get a chance to visit our booth at CHA?  if you did, you were the lucky few to see this line up close.  The line comes with brads, die shapes and six pattern papers.


I really like our Paint It line since I Love using our Twinkling H2O and Luminarte products.  This paper line has no wrong or right way to use it.  All you need is a little Creative Imaginations...tada!



You can use this line to add color or leave it blank and die cut from it.  The possibilities are endless.  You can mix the lines too, just like I did here.  I used Nastalgia and Love Blooms. Both collections ship to stores March 2012



Love Blooms Shapes

Love Blooms, Key to My Heart Pattern Paper

Nastalgia Shapes


Next up...Nastalgia...ooh la la!!!!


Here's another Paint It line called, "Nostalgia."  Isn't this line just beautiful?  Again you can color to your heart's content using this line. I mixed it up with the Love Blooms collection and it tottaly works for the look I was going for on my design.


This line comes with brads, die shapes and six pattern papers to play with...oh my!Love-Blossom-CU

For those of us who love the bling bling.  You can Luminarte or use the Twinks til the cows come home.  I loved playing with these two lines and I know you will too.



Nostalgia Shapes

Love Blooms Shapes

Love Blooms, Victorian Pattern Paper

Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist, Pearl Gold

Monarch Happening Chipboard 5x12

Love Blooms,Bridal March Pattern Paper


Thanks for visiting today and check back soon!  There's always something new and fun on the Creative Imaginations Blog.

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New "Love Blooms" Paint-it collection!

Hi....this is Alicia, and I am thrilled to showcase the new Love Blooms Paint-it collection.  These papers are so versatile and so much fun to play with.  I created this beautiful page with my daughter's homecoming photos and I loved the hearts and florals on the papers I used.   I just chose different colors of Luminarte paints to paint the flowers and look how the floral pattern really popped when they were painted.


Copy of PI_Love Blooms Sneak Peek


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I also sprayed the background with some of the pretty Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist for extra color. 

Alice made this gorgeous card with the Love Blooms collection too.




Aren't these papers gorgeous? 

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