DIY Wedding Design Resources: Watercolor Flowers + a Free Printable


Wedding paper elements are undoubtedly the easiest to DIY due to the wealth of design resources available online. While I mostly make my own illustrations as an invitation designer, there are occasions when I just don’t have time to hand craft every element in a layout. This is where stock graphics come in and I do have a handy list of URLs bookmarked in my browser.

Today’s spotlight is on talented illustrator Angie Makes whose lovely work I discovered through Creative Market. Painterly florals are hot right now so her watercolor flowers are not only on trend, they will also lend a timeless romantic touch to any wedding suite.  Below are my recommendations.

watercolor flowers and leaves A beautiful set of Watercolor Flowers & Leaves (which I purchased myself!) $6 buy now
watercolor vintage rose clip art Sweet and Pretty Hand-painted Vintage Roses – $6 buy now
  whimsical wedding vectors  Whimsical Handdrawn Wedding Vector Set (flowers,hearts, banners, laurels) – $6 buy now
  watercolor script alphabet  A lovely Watercolor Alphabet in soft hues – $8 buy now
  watercolor wedding clip art The all-inclusive Watercolor Clip Art set, chock full of delightful illustrations – $120 buy now

Don’t you just love these graphics? Each set usually comes in a zipped pack containing separate transparent PNG files that you can arrange any which way you want on your invitations, gift tags, bunting, favor boxes, and other wedding paraphernalia!

There are a whole lot more on this curated Pinterest board which I will keep updating so please do follow along for the latest releases.

I also thought I’d give examples of how to incorporate them into your designs. Hopefully this will be the start of a new blog post series here on Poptastic Bride.  🙂

HOW TO USE THE GRAPHICS

You will need graphics editing software like Photoshop, Illustrator, PaintShop, or Gimp (free) to open, place and arrange the PNG files in your layouts.

I mentioned earlier that I purchased the Watercolor Flowers and Leaves clip art set. I played around with them and here’s what I came up with —

watercolor flowers DIY wedding elements

1. A watercolor floral wreath for monograms (can be used on favor tags, envelope stickers, wedding signs, etc)
2. A flower heart for use on labels, table numbers, etc.
3.  A pretty flower border for invites and other wedding paper elements

* The fonts I used in the monogram, save the date, and gift tags (below) are Dasha and Bergamot which can be downloaded from MyFonts.

There are tons of other stuff you can make with the flowers — let your imagination run wild — and all for only $6 too! Save money and print them at home. 🙂

You can purchase and instantly download the Watercolor Flowers and Leaves from Angie Makes or browse through Creative Market’s vast collection of handmade stock art. [ GO ]

Creative Market

NOTE: Creative Market’s SimpleLicense allows the holder to use graphics in unlimited personal projects and/or items offered for free (like printables) and one (1) commercial project.

And because I enjoyed playing around with the flowers so much, here are pretty gift tags for you to print and download. Get them from the FREEBIES section.

watercolor flower gift tags

Did you like this post? Should I start a new series where I feature design elements and show you ideas on how to use them on your paper products? Let me know via the comments section below please.

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2 Comments

  1. Just wondering if we would be able to make a label with this with Gimp but then export it on a picture through lightroom? Would that work? Thanks!

  2. beautiful tags

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