baby shower invitations - Foxy Mama-To-Be

Tags: baby shower invitations, fox, animal, retro, mid-century, illustration, woodland, gender-neutral

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Maren Kelly
  • Minted Apr 29, 2013
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This mid-century modern, retro, baby shower invitation captures the whimsical spirt of a foxy mama-to-be with a custom illustration.

tags:

baby shower invitations, fox, animal, retro, mid-century, illustration, woodland, gender-neutral

colors shown:

gray, turquoise, red

fonts:

Honey Script Light, Amatic Bold

design inspired by:

A7 Non-Photo Card

submitted on:

Feb 05 2015

average score:

2.02

comments:

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Maren Kelly on Feb 5, 2015 at 9:49pm
Maren Kelly
  • Minted Apr 29, 2013
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Hi friends, I realized I didn't incorporate the name of the hostess or where they are registered. I know many people do separate registry cards (as I did) so I didn't include it- does it need it? Also should all of the type except for the headline scale down in size? Thanks in advance!

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Shelley Seguinot on Feb 5, 2015 at 10:15pm
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Love the vintage poster feel!

Petra Kern on Feb 6, 2015 at 2:07am
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Hi Maren, thanks for your lovely comment :) Of course I can say a word or two about your design. The fox is super cute, I also love the texture on the cloud and on the Baby Shower. What I would change is fonts. The Baby Shower one feels a little to "Las Vegas" to me. More modern type with that texture would go extremly well! Also try to move BS around in the cloud. I would also look at the info fonts ... The white ones are fading in the background and are hard to read. These are just a suggestions ;) oh, and one more - consider to diminish the giant snowflake - it draws a lot of attention ... good luck!

Chryssi Tsoupanarias on Feb 6, 2015 at 6:12am
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Hi Maren! Thank you for your comment! I agree with Petra's suggestions - maybe try a more simple, modern sans serif font for "Baby Shower" and also try something a little more modern and simple for the info fonts that are a bit more readable, the white text is a bit too fine and is getting lost in the background. Your fox illustration is incredible, I love it! I might also try removing the retro shapes in the background because I am not sure they are really needed, just a thought. Good luck! :)

Simona Cavallaro on Feb 6, 2015 at 2:27pm
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I am in LOVE with the fox - so cute! I recommend trying "BABY SHOWER" in the Amatic Bold font (I like the playful and organic nature of it) and then simplifying all of the body text so that so that the hierarchy goes 1. fox and baby shower text, 2. honorees name, 3. the rest of the party details (all in the same font/color). Hope this helps! Really fun design!

Simona Cavallaro on Feb 6, 2015 at 2:27pm
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Also forgot to mention that I don't think you need the "please join..." line at the top.

Bonjour Berry on Feb 6, 2015 at 8:10pm
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Your fox is adorable Maren. I think I would make him more of feature by simplfying and reducing the size of the text you have to the right. Maybe even move it under the fox instead?

Korry Brown on Feb 6, 2015 at 11:13pm
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I don't think the registry information in necessarily needed. I've thrown showers and chose to print separate registry cards too. I definitely wouldn't make the type any smaller. I'm already having a hard time reading the sub-fonts in white. 3PM-6PM is really hard to see. I think you even have room to go just a bit larger on all the type... but just a suggestion!

Phrosne Ras on Feb 7, 2015 at 1:00am
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Hello Maren. I agree w the other comments and i would consider getting rid of the snowflakes altogether for a cleaner look, as well as dropping the line 'please join'. A simpler font to consider, that is still condenced like the current treatment is Enamel :) your illustrative style here and your previous submission are lovely and a breath of fresh air! Let me know what you think :)

chica design on Feb 8, 2015 at 2:39pm
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Hi Maren, I love the fox so much. I have to agree with some of the comments. i would play around with different fonts. maybe more feminine and delicate and simple. the snowflakes are kind of competing with the talk bubble. maybe also soften the background color? These are my humble suggestions. Thank you again for your kind comments

Erica Krystek on Feb 10, 2015 at 10:09am
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Hi - your fox is absolutely adorable! I might change the baby shower font to a more simple, modern script so it doesn't compete as much with your cute illustrations :)

Mansi on Feb 11, 2015 at 3:22pm
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The fox is super cute! I would choose a modern font for the Baby Shower text! And reduce the size of the snowflakes! hope this helps!

Maja Skenderovic on Feb 17, 2015 at 5:01am
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HI, Maren ! I love the Fox and texture of baby shower text is really nice !

Maja Skenderovic on Feb 17, 2015 at 5:01am
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HI, Maren ! I love the Fox and texture of baby shower text is really nice !