holiday photo cards - Holly Wreath

Tags: holiday photo cards, wreath, berries, vertical type

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Sarah R. Petersen
  • Minted Mar 16, 2014
  • 38 Comments made
  • 3335 Votes cast

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A holly wreath creates the frame for your favorite family photo. "Merry Christmas" printed down the side gives this card a modern feel.

tags:

holiday photo cards, wreath, berries, vertical type

colors shown:

dark green, kelly green, coral, burgandy

fonts:

Amienne, Blue Highway

design inspired by:

Holiday Photo Card

submitted on:

May 05 2014

Edited on:

May 12 2014

average score:

1.86

comments:

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holiday photo cards - Holly Wreath by Sarah R. Petersen

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Sarah R. Petersen on May 11, 2014 at 4:19pm
Sarah R. Petersen
  • Minted Mar 16, 2014
  • 38 Comments made
  • 3335 Votes cast

I like the vertical design better but I'm not sure about the font and its scaling and placement.

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Sarah R. Petersen on May 11, 2014 at 4:19pm
Sarah R. Petersen
  • Minted Mar 16, 2014
  • 38 Comments made
  • 3335 Votes cast

I think option B is much better but I am not sure about the font scaling and placement.

Smudge Design on May 11, 2014 at 11:40pm
Smudge Design
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I voted for B, but I like Madeline's suggestion of maybe turning the wreath into your main title graphic (with Merry Christmas in middle). I definitely prefer B over the previous horizontal version. If you decide to go with B, I think you just need to put Merry Christmas on the bottom above family name. Great progression!!

JaxRobyn on May 12, 2014 at 7:59am
JaxRobyn
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The font and layout in B is much fresher

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Smudge Design on May 5, 2014 at 11:03pm
Smudge Design
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Hi "buddy" :) At first glance, my initial thought is to make the layout portrait (but you would probably need to find a new photo). If you wanted to make this work for a variety of images, maybe just use the type, straight across the top (width wise), kind of in the left corner, and then add a couple of your holly leaves and berries to the edge of type. I know the Minted customer like to showcase their photo as much as possible. I'm worried that the wreath effect is distracting from the photo too much. Anyways, just some thoughts. Hope that helps!

Leslie Ann Jones on May 6, 2014 at 12:30pm
Leslie Ann Jones
  • Minted Jun 9, 2010
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Hi Sarah! I love the idea of framing the photo with the wreath, but I'm not sure it's working on a full bleed design. Have you thought about changing the orientation to portrait, and using a simple circle clipping mask within the wreath to crop the photo? Then you could put your wording across the bottom. Does that make sense?? I think it would look lovely with a simple white background - that way your wreath frame would be the focal point of the design.

Bonjour Berry on May 10, 2014 at 12:19am
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Hi Sarah. I was thinking the same as Leslie - that a circle clipping mask would work well. Then use the wreath as a frame for the photo. I don't think you need to change the berries to a bow. The berries work fine and they complement the colours in your gretting nicely.

Madeline on May 11, 2014 at 2:00pm
Madeline
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Hi Sarah! Your wreath illustration is great, but I agree with Renee that it distracts from the photo a bit. Instead of using it as a photo frame, what about using it as a stand-alone illustration? You could change the card to a portrait orientation, have the wreath and message/name on a white background on the top, and the photo on the bottom. Just something to play around with. =)