This is a very versatile product! You can use it with wet embossing pens, dry embossing, pens, chalk etc. You can use small pieces of the design or the whole design to make your own patterned paper. I used the swirls with an embossing pen and gold embossing powder and marked the dots and added laser dot stickers for a neat and elegant Christmas border. I own many of these templates and they can do what rubber stamps can, costing less and taking up less space. I have owned their alphabet tempates for over 6 years of heavy use and they hold up great. I hope Scrapbook.com will add them to their shelves.
I am having so much fun with templates! This one is is nice and large. It's great for doing a full 12 x 12 background. I tried using it as a mat, with white ink, on colored cardstock, and it came out great! I'm not very confident about my free-hand doodling yet, but with tools like these, you don't have to be. I'm looking forward to experimenting more with this - I imagine that there are lots of different ways to use it.
I am not so great at doing my own doodling!! I was so excited to come across these templates!! They helped so much when I was creating LO's and even on poster boards and projects in general. They're very durable and easy to clean. I even used my inks to "doodle", it was easy to clean the excess ink right off.
The Crafters workshop templates are so very versatile, and when Is aw this one I knew I'd get TONS of use out of it. My template has been inked with, stamped with, embossed with (both heat & dry) and just plain ol traced around...it's worth 5 times what it costs in my opinion! One of the must haves!
I love adding swirls and flourishes to my Lo's and these really made it easy! I love how versatile it is and ease of use!! Definitely would recommend this to anyone who wants to add vines, swirls, and flourishes to their LO!!! A must have!!!