How to Add Patterns and Shape Cut-Outs to Your Paper Flower Templates

Often I will get asked, how do you design your files? The long answer to this is I use an open-source program called Inkscape.

Let’s take a look at how to get a totally plain petal to dress up into a two-layered pattern.

Step 1

The first step is to bring the images into Design Space. Navigate to the Upload button on the left side of the Canvas in your Design Panel.

Step 2

Next, decide on your pattern. You can either bring in an existing pattern such as my mermaid or polka dot pattern freebies or you can create a pattern from the basic shapes panel.

Step 3

Next, group the pattern line by using the group button at the top right and start to duplicate that again as well as offsetting your lines a little bit.