Backgrounds like this are very easy to create in CM but if you’d rather use mine, go ahead!
I scanned my son’s uniforms to get this “paper” and have since used it a lot. If you have rough and tumble boys, you will surely find a use for these backgrounds! Save them as jpeg files and then as paper when you import into CM.
Here are two little fancy two-piece text boxes. The colored part can be filled with paper, color, texture – whatever you want. Then place the outline over it. You can add dimension to it, change the color or again – whatever you want. When you’re done, I suggest flattening them together before adding a shadow.
Be sure to save these as png files when you download them.
1. Copy the paper.
2. Line up the original and the copy (Arrange tab, Align vertically and horizontally).
3. Select the original and darken it just a little bit (Color tab, Brightness & Light) or click on Click & Fill, Color, Colors on this Page, select the darkest one, OK.
4. Select the copy and blur the outside edge (right click, edit image, using an image filter, edge, soften edge, pick a number and adjust if necessary).
5. Select both elements (on the element list on the left side of the screen the darker original should be below the softened copy), arrange, flatten and then add shadows if desired.
By the way, this works with any element that could use a bit of a darker, more defined border. If you want to use this method with text, you will have to flatten it first so it becomes an element. Filter options work on elements only.
These aren’t exactly hand crocheted doilies, but they are cute and will add interest to a page.
These are great journaling boxes or just something to tuck in somewhere to add interest. Right click and save as png files in your User Content folder.
Here is an embellishment and paper to add to your personal collection. Right click to download and save in your User Content file. Save the rivet as a png file and the denim as a jpeg.