I've been asked by a couple of gals on UKScrappers how I created the background for the layout below and thought this was the best place to put the info. So here goes...
I made a template from a circle of greaseproof paper that I have folded into half, and half and half again (remember how we used to make paper snoflakes when we were kids?) then I used my cropodile and fiskers mini punch to make lots of different size holes in it randomly. The greaseproof paper is like tracing paper and allows you to see where you are placing your template which is ideal when using on a scrapping page.
Take a piece of Cut n Dry foam and your distress inks..dab onto the pad and gently brush across the template keep it in postition so it doesn't smudge. Use this template around the layout as you wish :)
To give extra dimension I inked all edges of the circles which help to make the layout "pop". I hope this has been of use to you.