new year's cards - Yay 2014!

Tags: new year's cards, circles, bold, pattern, handwritten, modern, electric

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Amanda Claybrook
  • Minted May 21, 2010
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  • 33 Comments made
  • 2364 Votes cast

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Featuring a bright and bold pattern and your favorite photo, this card lets you send a very festive New Year's welcome to friends and family.

tags:

new year's cards, circles, bold, pattern, handwritten, modern, electric

colors shown:

bold mint, black

fonts:

archer, futura

design inspired by:

A7 Photo Card

submitted on:

Jul 15 2013

Edited on:

Jul 15 2013

average score:

2.93

comments:

0

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new year's cards - Yay 2014! by Amanda Claybrook

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Amanda Claybrook on Jun 21, 2013 at 9:27am
Amanda Claybrook
  • Minted May 21, 2010
  • 2 Awards
  • 33 Comments made
  • 2364 Votes cast

Any advice appreciated. I played around with a bold coral which I really loved but felt it competed too much with the greeting.

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Laura Hankins on Jun 26, 2013 at 11:52am
Laura Hankins
  • Minted Aug 13, 2008
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I'm torn between A and B, probably leaning towards A because every time I see this one it really catches my eye! A with the picture from B might be really nice too.

Katie Wahn on Jun 27, 2013 at 9:07am
Katie Wahn
  • Minted May 12, 2010
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A is my favorite. I think c would make a great color way option. The pink in b feels like it's a little too dark and makes it harder to read. I think the pink would be great if you lightened it a bit!

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Sarah Wrede on Jun 21, 2013 at 11:58am
Sarah Wrede
  • Minted Sep 28, 2011
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It's a super fun card and I love the turquoise! Could you bring down the opacity on the background just a nudge? That might help the text stand out more. Just a thought.

Amanda Claybrook on Jun 21, 2013 at 12:09pm
Amanda Claybrook
  • Minted May 21, 2010
  • 2 Awards
  • 33 Comments made
  • 2364 Votes cast

I dropped it down to about 75%. It was at 84%.

Sarah Wrede on Jun 21, 2013 at 12:11pm
Sarah Wrede
  • Minted Sep 28, 2011
  • 4 Awards
  • 54 Comments made
  • 3565 Votes cast

I think that's better. One other idea would be to put a white "band" behind the text and drop the opacity on the band way down to 25%. That way you won't lose any of the cool pattern and you might even be able to bring back up the background opacity.

Susan Brown on Jun 22, 2013 at 4:54pm
Susan Brown
  • Minted May 18, 2011
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I think the diagonal stripe pattern in the photo is competing and suggest trying a different one. That might help.

Amanda Claybrook on Jun 26, 2013 at 10:55am
Amanda Claybrook
  • Minted May 21, 2010
  • 2 Awards
  • 33 Comments made
  • 2364 Votes cast

I changed the photo out and came up with three different color options.