Our latest showers had us looking to make some flowers. My older daughter decided she wanted to make some paper flowers so she took to the web looking for how to make them. She found a few designs she liked and drew them up in Illustrator. The first one was a sort of folded spiral card design. The basic design was simple enough.
It took us a few minutes to figure out the folding of it.
She added a bit of coloring and also tried a slightly larger version to take to school and color some with her friends.
Meanwhile, I was having fun searching through different flower stencil files to vectorize. As usual, pinterest had plenty of interesting ones to choose from. I think one of my favorite new search terms is going to be stencils. They’re designed to be cut out of paper and not loose their form which is perfect for gift card designs. I found a few different ones that I liked and made a quick collection of them to test with various colors for a background.
Here are some close up shots.
I’m thinking they’d look pretty awesome if I traced the stencil with a pencil (that rhymes) and then did some water colors on a sheet behind it for color instead of just the solid colored card stock. I may have to see if I can dig some water colors up somewhere