cards - Creamy Swirls

Tags: cards, flourishes, modern, classic, sophisticated, curls, swirls, cross, baptism, christening, Jessica Williams

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This Baptism & Christening invitation uses modern type and delicate flourishes on a dark, textured background.

tags:

cards, flourishes, modern, classic, sophisticated, curls, swirls, cross, baptism, christening, Jessica Williams

colors shown:

graphite, cream, white

fonts:

Novecento Sans Wide, Naive, Enamel

design inspired by:

Baptism & Christening

submitted on:

Mar 02 2014

average score:

3.93

comments:

17

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Laura Hankins on Mar 2, 2014 at 3:05pm
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It's absolutely gorgeous, love this! The color is super elegant, but I'm kind of on the same page as you wondering if it's not too 'dark' for a baptism? Undecided I guess- maybe a poll with some other different/non-pastel colors as alternates (navy? teal or deep rose? gold?) I don't think you can really go long, the design itself is so strong!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Mar 2, 2014 at 4:47pm
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This is gorgeous Jessica! Perfection! I don't think it matters what color you change it too, it's lovely either way!

Lori Wemple on Mar 2, 2014 at 5:03pm
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your designs are always so perfectly balanced! love this :) I love the black - it's so formal and elegant, but I know what you mean; maybe poll a few colors?

Anne Holmquist on Mar 2, 2014 at 5:31pm
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This is stunning. I get what you mean about the black. What if you went in the opposite direction with white and your accents in foil? I don't think you can go wrong with whatever you do.

Jessica Williams on Mar 2, 2014 at 9:53pm
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Polling for advice. I tried other darker colors and wasn't thrilled with the outcome. So pastels it is! And a kraft option which is below, but it wouldn't let me load the 4th image for some reason. So I'm attaching it.

Phrosne Ras on Mar 6, 2014 at 1:13pm
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you have such a good eye. wonderful layout of all the detail.

christina lepoutre on Mar 8, 2014 at 7:46am
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i like that its dark and different from all the other pastels :)

Chryssi Tsoupanarias on Mar 8, 2014 at 7:41pm
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This is lovely!

Robin L. Andrews on May 5, 2014 at 2:39pm
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Congratulations on your win!!!!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on May 5, 2014 at 2:41pm
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I told you this was a winner from the start! Congrats!!!! :)

Erica Krystek on May 5, 2014 at 2:55pm
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Congrats, Jessica! Beautiful!

Karidy Walker on May 5, 2014 at 3:33pm
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Jessica, congrats on your win!!

Beth Schneider on May 5, 2014 at 5:40pm
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Congrats Jessica! Love this one, such a deserved win!!!

Chasity Smith on May 5, 2014 at 8:19pm
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Congrats:)

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Nazia Hyder on Mar 2, 2014 at 10:03pm
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This is absolutely perfect. Sorry can't decide for you,because each color is beautiful in its own way!I love the pastels,though. Love the type balance!

Anupama on Mar 3, 2014 at 3:28am
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i LIKE THE CARFT VERSION BEST .THOUGH ALL ARE NICE

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Mar 3, 2014 at 3:33am
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I think I love the kraft the best! So D for me!

Jennifer Wick on Mar 3, 2014 at 4:05am
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Beautiful layout - love how the line weights of the type and swirls marry so perfectly! I agree that the black is a bit dark for the occasion. I love the pink one for a girl :)

Petra Kern on Mar 3, 2014 at 5:05am
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I like this soo much! I would go with a b, because it's a nice sweet colors for girls and boys. Though I love a my personal thought is that is to strong for babies.

Anne Holmquist on Mar 3, 2014 at 5:18am
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I vote for b. Although I really love the dark color, I think the blue will appeal to more people. You can always save the black for an additional color way. Also, kraft was a close second to the blue. It is a beautiful design and will stand out no matter what.

Kimberly Morgan on Mar 3, 2014 at 7:43am
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Voted B, but they're all lovely!

Ann Gardner on Mar 3, 2014 at 8:32am
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I chose C. I like the delicate feel of the type/illustration and think the soft pink goes well.

Susan Asbill on Mar 3, 2014 at 7:20pm
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B for me :)

Lori Wemple on Mar 4, 2014 at 7:03am
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B for me but love C and the kraft too!