non-photo holiday cards - velvet crush

Tags: non-photo holiday cards, script, holiday, personalized, texture, sharon almeida

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This luxurious holiday card features a festive script that stands out from the rest. Try it in an optional foil format!

tags:

non-photo holiday cards, script, holiday, personalized, texture, sharon almeida

colors shown:

blues, white

fonts:

Frontage, Charcuterie Script

design inspired by:

Square Non-Photo Card

submitted on:

May 29 2014

Edited on:

Jun 14 2014

average score:

2.57

comments:

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non-photo holiday cards - velvet crush by Sharon Almeida

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Sharon Almeida on Jun 14, 2014 at 12:54pm
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Foil stamping option and alternate colorway.

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Sharon Almeida on Jun 12, 2014 at 2:50pm
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Thanks for all your help and advice -- one last poll! Dark background or light background? Angled or straight? And do you think the die-cut is helpful or distracting? :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 12, 2014 at 8:36pm
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I voted B!

Naomi Ernest on Jun 13, 2014 at 1:13pm
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C. I like the dark background and the angle. I'm not sure about the die cut, but I don't think it's distracting either...

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Sharon Almeida on Jun 11, 2014 at 1:23pm
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Thanks for all your helpful feedback! More experiments! Dark background or light background? Angled or straight? :)

Phrosne Ras on Jun 11, 2014 at 1:31pm
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D - without the frames above and below bottom text.

Leah Bisch on Jun 11, 2014 at 2:52pm
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A! or C :) Nice changes!

Beth Schneider on Jun 11, 2014 at 3:02pm
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A with the salutation from B but without the ornaments. Let your hand lettering shine! Really nice!

Sharon Almeida on Jun 11, 2014 at 3:38pm
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Thanks, Beth! I can't take credit for the lettering, though, it's Charcuterie Script. :)

Michelle Poe on Jun 11, 2014 at 7:31pm
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Hi Sharon, I like A with the sal. of B also. The design is great, I don't think you need to add the ornaments either. Great job!

Michelle Poe on Jun 11, 2014 at 7:31pm
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Hi Sharon, I like A with the sal. of B also. The design is great, I don't think you need to add the ornaments either. Great job!

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Sharon Almeida on Jun 11, 2014 at 7:22am
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More experimenting! Texture or plain? :)

Carrie ONeal on Jun 11, 2014 at 7:28am
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I like B. Do you think you need the little thingy between 20 and 14? I can't really tell what it is. Nice type!!!

Phrosne Ras on Jun 11, 2014 at 7:45am
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B - how about making it a simpler version, with a white background and copy in navy? I agree w Carrie, drop the thingy between 20.14 and also make the bottom text all plain Trend, as you already have the fancy script as the main focus.

Naomi Ernest on Jun 11, 2014 at 9:33am
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B. I agree with keeping it simple and letting the great type hold up the design. :)

Clair Landers on Jun 11, 2014 at 9:41am
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B

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 11, 2014 at 10:23am
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I like the texture, but think Carrie and Phrosne had some great suggestions!

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Sharon Almeida on Jun 8, 2014 at 7:30pm
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New poll! Trying out a few additional layout variations. :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 8, 2014 at 8:14pm
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I voted A. Have you tried this on a vertical A7 card, too? I think I'd prefer the names and the year together at the bottom, and they'd have a little more breathing room on A7. Just a suggestion.

Keen Peachy on Jun 9, 2014 at 7:34am
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b holds together a little better to me!

Jessica Williams on Jun 9, 2014 at 2:04pm
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I like B!

Anupama on Jun 9, 2014 at 7:45pm
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I like A . and agree with Kim to try the A7 vertical layout

Leah Bisch on Jun 10, 2014 at 3:02pm
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I like D - wondering if a simpler background might allow your text to really stand out more

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Becky on May 30, 2014 at 1:42pm

I Like the texture & darker color on this one!

Robin L. Andrews on May 30, 2014 at 1:59pm
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B. the texture adds depth and rich color.

Carmi Cioni on May 30, 2014 at 3:06pm
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I vote A. The swirls add a second level of interest but are subtle so they don't distract from the message. I find B to feel a little heavy. The texture doesn't feel "holiday-ish" to me.

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 31, 2014 at 8:33am
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I voted B

Ann Gardner on May 31, 2014 at 9:27am
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B is my overall, first impression choice. The texture adds another dimension to your design.

Michelle Poe on Jun 1, 2014 at 9:36pm
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I can't tell for sure with the background in B is, but I like the more textured feel of it and the varied blues. My suggestion would be to make the 2014 and closing lines smaller scale so the focus stays on the pretty writing.

Clair Landers on Jun 3, 2014 at 7:43am
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I picked C. The "holiday greetings" is very pretty and the border and texture are competing with it. I agree with Michelle, try bumping down 2014 and supporting text and really making the pretty lettering your focal point.

Milk and Marrow on Jun 3, 2014 at 8:32pm
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A - the swirls add just enough interest. :)

Kampai Designs on Jun 5, 2014 at 2:21am
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B - the darker color and texture is more interesting.

Rosalie Edholm on Jun 5, 2014 at 10:14am
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B. There are lots of solids and simple prints in the designs on this site, and B stands out more.

Liluna on Jun 8, 2014 at 4:31pm
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I think that the texture brings brightness and more personality to the design.

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