save the date cards - sunlit linen

Tags: save the date cards, linen, rustic, monogram, watercolor, gold, bronze, taupe, save-the-date, rustic, country, sunlight, wreath, wedding, cloth, carol fazio

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Carol Fazio
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comments from carol:

A sunlit linen background and rustic, watercolored wreath monogram lend a country flavor to this warm save-the-date card.

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save the date cards, linen, rustic, monogram, watercolor, gold, bronze, taupe, save-the-date, rustic, country, sunlight, wreath, wedding, cloth, carol fazio

colors shown:

gold, bronze, taupe

fonts:

archive antique extended

design inspired by:

A7 Non-Photo Card

submitted on:

Sep 10 2013

Edited on:

Sep 10 2013

average score:

2.61

comments:

8

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save the date cards - sunlit linen by Carol Fazio

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Carol Fazio on Sep 9, 2013 at 6:25pm
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and here are several fresh versions using antique archive extended, which I think I like even more than the garamond now that I've done some more tweaking.

Carol Fazio on Sep 10, 2013 at 12:34pm
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thanks for everyone's input and help on this one! I am happy with it now!

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Erin Deegan on Sep 10, 2013 at 12:47pm
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Now I prefer this version. I think the "R" works better than the "W". Not that we can control that once it's for sale... but it's better for voting :)

Kimberly Morgan on Sep 10, 2013 at 1:04pm
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Great changes, Carol!

The Fine Letter Co. on Sep 13, 2013 at 1:30am
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This looks great! Love the changes!

Andi Pahl on Sep 19, 2013 at 12:50pm
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love the texture and color

AJCreative on Sep 23, 2013 at 6:15am
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Love this, Carol!!

Phrosne Ras on Sep 23, 2013 at 10:38am
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this is really lovely, Carol!

Snow and Ivy on Sep 29, 2013 at 2:30pm
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awesome texture, Carol!

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Pistols on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:28pm
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love A :)

Erin Deegan on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:32pm
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I like B. It feels more balanced tome. Love the texture and colors.

Carol Fazio on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:32pm
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So what do you think of the two options for the monogram? Or do you like the original Strangelove below better? Thanks in advance!

Rebecca Bowen on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:33pm
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A for sure.. lovely!

Kimberly Morgan on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:34pm
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A! But I might bring the top and bottom text in a bit closer to the initial.

Sarah Curry on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:34pm
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A for me :) I'd also be curious to see what it looks like with the monogram letter in something like Garamond? (I adore the Garamond W). Great job, Carol!

Carol Fazio on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:37pm
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close ups of all three below.

GeekInk Design on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:37pm
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The rounded corners and rough edges of the W in option A seem to fit the overall feel of this better. :)

Carol Fazio on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:39pm
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this one is for sarah curry. I kind of like it and I'm terrified of mixing serifs!

Sarah Curry on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:41pm
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I actually really love the Garamond, I'd scale it down a bit (maybe 60% of that?). I'm usually terrified of mixing serifs also! But I think it works! Just one opinion :)

The Fine Letter Co. on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:45pm
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This is lovely! It's B for me just to mix it up a bit. This does feel the best proportioned to me.

JaxRobyn on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:50pm
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bigger is better on this

Chris Griffith on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:57pm
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I like A

Ann Gardner on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:05pm
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I'd go with A. I think the slightly distressed type goes better with your illustration.

Chris Griffith on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:09pm
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Carol I think I still like Strangelove the best. Sorry to be indecisive.

Paperful Press on Sep 9, 2013 at 4:15pm
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I like option b with the stronger "w"!

Carol Fazio on Sep 9, 2013 at 4:57pm
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guys, i think I'm really liking the garamond the best. Check it out below. What do you think? it has that chiseled in stone look that feels good to me.

Susan Brown on Sep 9, 2013 at 5:07pm
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Carol, I like the garamond.

Danielle Hartgers on Sep 9, 2013 at 5:39pm
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I like the Garamond too!

Stacey Meacham on Sep 9, 2013 at 5:56pm
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A for me. Adds to the rustic elegance IMO.

Sarah Curry on Sep 9, 2013 at 6:15pm
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I do still like A :) Is the Garamond in a softer color than the W in option A? If you change the color in option A to be a little softer, and move the top/bottom text a little bit closer to the W, I think it would be perfect :) I don't think you can go wrong now!

Lori Wemple on Sep 9, 2013 at 6:52pm
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this is sooo pretty!! kind of diggin that R ;)

Monica Schafer on Sep 9, 2013 at 7:57pm
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LOVE this, Carol!! I voted A. :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 9, 2013 at 9:05pm
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I vote A! I think the "R" would be better for voting. :)

Erica Krystek on Sep 9, 2013 at 9:15pm
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I love A too!

Petra Kern on Sep 10, 2013 at 2:45am
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a - this w type goes looks more natural to this design

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Kimberly Morgan on Sep 9, 2013 at 12:09pm
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Ooooo, Carol - so handsome and unique!

Carol Fazio on Sep 9, 2013 at 12:13pm
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I thought this felt like a country after noon. Comments welcome!

Chris Griffith on Sep 9, 2013 at 12:22pm
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Oh wow Carol, so gorgeous and classy! The background is amazing.

Sarah Curry on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:24pm
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Ahhh I love seeing my designer friends experimenting with new things! This looks great, Carol! I'd also love to see a few font options for the monogram letter :)