Greeting Card Design: Creating an Easy & Foolproof Chevron Pattern Using Il

——   Created by Sandra Hess

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Chevron or zig zag pattern is such a popular, yet timeless pattern. You will create an awesome greeting card in Illustrator that can be used for a birthday card, congratulations, or a pick-me card to send to a friend! By learning some simple yet powerful techniques in Illustrator, you will turn a simple line into a fun chevron pattern! Learn how to make your message the star of the card and really pop by using a traditional photo framing technique (my special secret) - all in Illustrator!

This is geared to both people with limited knowledge in Illustrator, and if you are advanced, you will learn some new tips and tricks that can be used on any design project. I will walk you step by step through the process so if you are a beginner, you will still be able to do the project. 

Join me as we work from template to finished card ready to send! I love to see students' work, and how little differences in color, size and variation can make a big difference in the final project! I can't wait to see what you made, so be sure and upload it to the gallery so I can comment!

The course project

For your final project, you will make a digital greeting card file using the provided template in the resources. You will make a chevron background. and add a solid color block incorporating my secret framing technique if you want, to make the wording message really pop! You will write a message on the front - using my wording if you want or a different one. Feel free to make a card just like mine, or add variation in color, scale, wording and font. 

11 Lessons

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Project Details
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Setting up a Template
Turning Line Into Chevron
Chevron Appearance Changes
Text Box
Front Message
Inside Message
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Set up Print File
Preparing Jpeg for Project Upload
Wrap up - Final
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“Your 20 year old daughter MADE that card?” I asked my best friend. The card images and text were stamped and embellished with a well-placed rhinestone. A 3-D feel was created by layered focal points and a beautiful ribbon completed the look. She showed me several more cards that she …

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