Turn your Sketches into Festive Greeting Cards, in Illustrator

Daniela ⚘ Usurelu, Self-taught graphic & pattern designer

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    • Introduction

    • Class Project + Scanning Artwork

    • Using Illustrator to Digitize Sketches

    • Image Trace in Illustrator

    • Building Shapes

    • Illustrator Card Template without Bleed

    • Card Assembly - no Bleed

    • Illustrator Card Template with Bleed

    • Card Assembly - with Bleed

    • Using Mockups

    • Selling Cards as Instant Downloads on Etsy

    • Thank You


About This Class


Turn your Sketches into Festive Greeting Cards, in Illustrator

This class answers technical questions to designing a greeting card (from sketching, scanning and digitizing artwork to building shapes in Illustrator and creating card templates). Whether you want to impress friends and family with professional looking cards this holiday season or you want to start selling instant download cards on Etsy, this class is for you! I hope you will join me and learn how to "Turn your Sketches into Festive Greeting Cards"!

16 of 16 students recommendSee All

very good example how to use adobe illustrator, examples of websites to use and advise on how to's.
Creative Hog

Where creativity flows

Another awesome class. Got me started with creating my own greeting cards. Though the class was done in Illustrator, I could easily translate the instructions into Affinity Designer. So anybody with Affinity Designer background should also join this course.
Jay Mayu

Illustrator & Software Developer

I loved this class! I'd been wanting to learn how to make card templates and Daniela's class was perfect. I'm still learning AI and it helped with that, too.
Lisa Geerman

Digital Designer





Daniela ⚘ Usurelu

Self-taught graphic & pattern designer

July 2018:

1. NEW CLASS COMING UP SOON: I am pleased to announce that I am working on a new class for surface pattern makers - Design an Art Deco Pattern, in Illustrator. It's been a while since my last class, but this break has a beautiful reason behind: I've become a Mom! Keep tuned for new artwork and new classes, in the rhythm that Baby allows me to :) 

2. LATEST CLASS: I am happy to announce that I have published a new short class! Have a look at "Pattern ...

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