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Dash of Inspiration: Freebies Week

January 12, 2015

A Dash of Inspiration, A Cup of Creativity by Doreen

Freebies Week

Easter is April 5th this year, so now is a good time to be thinking about creating some new designs for this popular card-giving holiday. Today I found some fun commercial use freebies for you to grab which might inspire you to start creating!

JFC Dingbat Font

Easter Art dingbat Font

Destiny’s Easter Dings

Easter Baskets

If you are new to using dingbat fonts, read this for some great tips on how to make these fun fonts work as elements in your card designs: https://gcucommunity.com/2012/01/16/dash-of-inspiration-january-16-2011/

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Seamless Paper Texture

http://www.wildtextures.com/free-textures/seamless-paper-texture/

Diagonal Checker Seamless Pattern on Cloth

http://www.wildtextures.com/free-textures/green-violet-diagonal-checker-pattern-on-cloth/

Also, if you are new to GCU, let me help you catch up by offering this older post which features some fun and free pattern making programs so you can create your own unique patterns.

https://gcucommunity.com/2014/01/27/dash-of-inspiration-free-pattern-makers/

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Goodbye – A Free Handwritten Font Face

http://wegraphics.net/downloads/goodbye-a-free-handwritten-font-face/

Sequence – A Free Handy All Caps Font Face

http://wegraphics.net/downloads/sequence-a-free-handy-all-caps-font-face/

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Here are some wonderful color palettes to inspire those spring creations.

30 Creative Easter Color Palettes for Graphic Designers By Brian Morris

http://blog.psprint.com/designing/30-creative-easter-color-palettes-graphic-designers/

Beautiful selection of Easter/Spring color palettes on Pinterest.

http://www.pinterest.com/search/?q=easter+color+palette

04-19-11-Easter-Color-Palet

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If you missed our first Design Challenge post, there’s still time. Entry deadline is January 26th, so be sure to check it out and submit your design. The winning artist gets some awesome promotion!

https://gcucommunity.com/2015/01/05/dash-of-inspiration-january-design-challenge/

So until next week … Learn … Create … Inspire!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 12, 2015 9:21 pm

    Great tools, fonts and colors! Thanks!

  2. January 13, 2015 12:03 am

    Just a word of warning – some malware downloaded with the ‘Good-bye’ font. No harm done as Windows Defender dealt with it but thought I should mention it in case anyone is unprotected.

  3. January 15, 2015 10:45 am

    Thank you Doreen, some great resources here. I particularly like the Goodbye typeface.

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