I’m a big fan of doing photographic research while I’m concepting a new illustration for Paper Source designs. For me, having a strong idea and concept make the designs more thoughtful, and more compelling; it should be meaningful. So for our new Marigolds Wrapping Paper, I had quite the stack of collected photos!

Created and concepted while we were working on our India inspired papers, we waited for the right summery time to release Marigolds. I tweaked our garlands with PS colors, giving the flowers a bright, lush feel – evoking pure inspiration, and not wanting the design to be literal. When you check out our new Marigolds wrap, also look for additional layers of India inspired ornaments and decorative patterns in the design…with accents of metallic gold and fuchsia no less! (my favorite parts!)

Marigold Garlands Inspiration

Marigold Garlands Inspiration 2

Marigold Garlands Inspiration 3

Marigold Garlands Inspiration 4

Hope you enjoy my window of creative research, and good luck with your own!

PS colors: pool, persimmon & cement
Latest fave: our new colors in note cards & envelopes!


3 Responses

  1. Bird says:


    very inspiring indeed! Thanks!

    I recently did a Party where I designed the paper goods and called it Bollywood Bling. I wish I had seen your marigolds before! 😉

    here’s a link if you want to have a peek:http://birdcrafts.blogspot.com/2010/05/bollywood-bling-party-dessert-table.html

    Kind regards,

  2. This paper is absolutely gorgeous! You guys really know how the find and select the best of the best!

  3. Emily G. says:

    I absolutely love this paper! I picked up a sheet over the weekend and am in love with its gorgeousness! =)