Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Animals Design

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Animal groupings in design have been catching my eye lately. Easter seems like the perfect holiday to make some animal-patterned stationery.

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1) A dingbat animal font. I downloaded Pixelfarms Pets from Dafont.com


2) Script style font. I handwrote my own greeting:

(update: just posted as a download here)

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1) In Illustrator, I started by typing out the alphabet in the Pixelfarms Pets font, then converted it to outlines (Type > Create Outlines), then ungrouped the font so I could move the animals around individually.

2) I drew a circle to use as my outline. I then started adding animals into the circle, making some larger and more predominant, and using smaller animals to fill in any gaps.

3) When I was happy with the placement of the animals, I deleted my circle outline.

4) Type in your greeting. I used the cheesy line "Somebunny Loves You."

5) You can print your design out as a greeting cards, or in my case, I printed it out in vellum and used it as a gift tag.


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7 comments:

  1. This is really beautiful and a great fresh Easter idea. Thanks for the hot tips.

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  2. awww so cute! What a great idea!! I think I will have to try this. You are soo clever!

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  3. Jenn, as usual you rock!

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  4. Okay - months later and I just found your site! Love it!!!! Thank you so much for sharing! How very generous of you!

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