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Snowflake Borders
Snowflake Borders

Snowflake Borders in B/W and Color

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The Snowflake borders use symbols from Bitstream's Zapf Dingbats. Use them for holiday stationery, signs, and cards that you make yourself.

These snowflake borders come in both WMF (Windows MetaFile) and AI (Adobe Illustrator) formats. These vector graphics formats allow you to resize the images without distortion (no jaggies!). You will need a page layout or graphics programs that supports one of these formats.

  • A black & white full snowflake border [WMF] [AI]
  • A color (blue/purple/pink) full snowflake border with the text 'Let it Snow' in the font Boulevard [WMF] [AI]

You could create your own borders with dingbat fonts following these basic instructions:

  1. Open a vector graphics program (CorelDRAW, Illustrator, etc.)
  2. Select the Text pointer
  3. Choose a dingbat font
  4. Type characters at different sizes until you find the one you want
  5. Convert to curves then edit the character to change colors or other features
  6. Repeat (copy and paste) image one after the other around the page to create your frame
  7. Save your frame in a vector format such as EPS, WMF, or AI

For the color version of the snowflake border two frames of snowflakes are combined with solid rectangles to create the 'negative/positive' pattern. Here's a brief tutorial on using Weld and Combine in CorelDRAW which is the basic procedure used.

Download holiday.zip (385K) The archive contains all the holly and snowflake borders except holly2.wmf (holly2.zip) and Holly Web page graphics.

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