Monday, October 15, 2012

Creating a background using templates

With all the new crafting templates out now it's so easy to create a background for your cards or layout pages if you just can't find the perfect patterned paper. Since they come in a variety of shapes and sizes it's easy to find the right one for your crafting needs. You can use inks, mists, acrylic paints or chalks. If you want to create a mixed media project, try using gesso or molding paste to give it more texture.

I created a layout using a 6x6 template from The CraftersWorkshop and a couple of cute photos of my grandniece. It was the perfect size and shape to coordinate with the hexagon shapes I used for the background.

Bee-utiful by Tena Ellison. Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill Basics: Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye:
Title Letters: American Crafts Thickers; Template: TheCraftersWorkshop; Inks: Colorbox; Hexagon Shapes:
Spellbinders Nestabilities; Flower: Cricut and Elegant Edges cartridge.

So the next time you're staring at a blank sheet of cardstock or canvas, try using a template to create your own one of a kind'll love the results!


  1. This is a great idea, thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Cuteness overload!!! What a creative approach!

  3. How cute...the honeycomb/hexagon shapes are perfect for this little bee!



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