The inspiration for these backgrounds is cream cheese frosting. The other night I took photographs of a cake. The frosting was beautiful. It was a lovely creamy and swirly pattern! I made about 20 pattern variation thumbnails in Photoshop. I then traced a dozen of my favorites into vectors, and converted them back into TIFFS. The end results came into being after playing around all night with different Photoshop effects. I finally settled on 12 different variations. I still felt like something was missing. Cardboard! I photographed a few old cardboard boxes around the house. The designs can be easily placed on the cardboard texture by reducing the opacity in Photoshop.
Here are a few that I made:
Here are all the backgrounds with download links at the bottom of this page. You are free to use them with no attribution required. The JPG number in file correlates to the sample shown. The 12 backgrounds are each 9000 x 9000. The 2 cardboard textures are 6016 x 4000. 300 dpi.