birth announcements - Up, Up, and Away!

Tags: birth announcements, hot air balloon, banner, masculine

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Iron Range Artery
  • Minted May 25, 2010
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This card features a hot air ballon pulling a banner with the words "It's a Boy!", which overlaps onto your baby's photo.

tags:

birth announcements, hot air balloon, banner, masculine

colors shown:

mint green, mustard yellow, brown

fonts:

Gill Sans

design inspired by:

A7 Landscape Birth Announcement Photo Card

submitted on:

Jun 11 2011

Edited on:

Jun 26 2011

average score:

3.24

comments:

8

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birth announcements - Up, Up, and Away! by Iron Range Artery

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Tea and Punch on Jun 27, 2011 at 9:39am
Tea and Punch
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Oh man. Beautifully simple. Very nice how the banner breaks the border and takes your eye straight to the baby. Super composition and adorable.

ellen loyd on Jun 27, 2011 at 6:33pm
ellen loyd
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very nice!

Abby Munn on Jun 28, 2011 at 11:52am
Abby Munn
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This is adorable!!!!!!! Great idea for a boy announcement - those are so hard to find! NICE JOB!

Smudge Design on Jun 28, 2011 at 6:02pm
Smudge Design
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VERY nice! I love how the banner overlaps onto the photo.

Heidi on Jun 28, 2011 at 6:35pm

This is adorable! The colors are subtle, yet let your eye be drawn to the baby. Great work!

Heidi on Jun 28, 2011 at 6:36pm

Love this! The colors are subtle, yet the balloon and banner really draw your eye to the baby. Great work!

Crystal Ku on Jul 5, 2011 at 6:59pm
Crystal Ku
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cuteness!

Shasta Knight on Jul 8, 2011 at 12:40am
Shasta Knight
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I don't know if I left a comment on this one or not, but I LOVE it! The subtle waves in the background and the banner tying it all together. Love it!

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Iron Range Artery on Jun 12, 2011 at 5:27pm
Iron Range Artery
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Thank you for the suggestions! I think the solid banner works well. I also changed the name to a darker color -- better or worse?

Lea Delaveris on Jun 12, 2011 at 6:00pm
Lea Delaveris
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This is great, Holly (I was just about to comment when I got the email notification about your forum post). I really like the banner and color tweaks. I might fiddle around with the details text and maybe consider a sky blue background? Just a thought.

The Spotted Olive on Jun 12, 2011 at 6:11pm
The Spotted Olive
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This is darling! I like the name darker. Looks great.

wendy fessler on Jun 12, 2011 at 6:22pm
wendy fessler
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love the colors and banner! What do you think about reducing the size of the balloon by about 30-40% so the baby stays the focus? also should there be parents indicated in the copy?

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 13, 2011 at 5:25am
Kim Dietrich Elam
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very cute! I do like the names better dark. I agree that maybe the balloon could be a little smaller and that you should add the parents' names.

Griffinbell Paper Co. on Jun 13, 2011 at 12:39pm
Griffinbell Paper Co.
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very fresh and fun! I would love to see the banner have a closer relation to the balloon.

Dandy Toaster on Jun 13, 2011 at 9:08pm
Dandy Toaster
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Very cute, but maybe I am biased since I adore hot air balloon illustrations. ;) Maybe use actual numbers instead of typing the words out and keep the text under the name the same size. I would love to see an antiquey baby blue as the background color...something that would compliment the green and yellow you are already using.

Moglea on Jun 14, 2011 at 12:32pm
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How about trying the balloon and banner elements smaller? It feels like everything (the type, the illustrations etc.) are all the same size. Think contrast!

campbell and co. on Jun 19, 2011 at 9:41pm
campbell and co.
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adorable -- and a perfect palette!

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Iron Range Artery on Jun 11, 2011 at 9:10am
Iron Range Artery
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Comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome, especially regarding colors! Thanks :)

Angela Marzuki on Jun 11, 2011 at 11:32am
Angela Marzuki
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I like the colors and the balloon is really cute. The gradient of the banner is throwing me off a bit, maybe try it in a solid?

east and twelve on Jun 11, 2011 at 8:31pm
east and twelve
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I love the balloon and the reference to arriving. I agree with the ribbon. Maybe try it as a solid in the color of the copy at the bottom. Love it though!

Edub Graphic Design on Jun 12, 2011 at 2:41pm
Edub Graphic Design
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So Cute! I also agree that the ribbon should be one color :)

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