holiday photo cards - Merry and Hopeful

Tags: holiday photo cards, paint, ink, shibori, color of the year, merry, hopeful, artistic, simona, simona cavallaro

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This one photo holiday card features an ink pattern and hand-lettered script font.

tags:

holiday photo cards, paint, ink, shibori, color of the year, merry, hopeful, artistic, simona, simona cavallaro

colors shown:

marsala, maroon, red, white, black

fonts:

frontage, gloss drop

design inspired by:

Holiday Photo Card

submitted on:

May 20 2015

Edited on:

May 24 2015

average score:

2.80

comments:

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holiday photo cards - Merry and Hopeful by Simona Cavallaro

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Neeta Sawhney on Jun 2, 2015 at 12:29pm
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beautiful

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Jan Shepherd on May 23, 2015 at 3:48am
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C or B as it shows more people being merry. Also prefer the close-up with this design. I still prefer the original family I chose earlier :)

Lyna Ti on May 23, 2015 at 6:19am
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I like A :)

Julie Darrell on May 23, 2015 at 7:30am
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I like C! Maybe because they look as crazy as my family! ;-) It's good that all the photos work with the design though.

Design Lotus on May 23, 2015 at 7:37am
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I think C lends to the new bohemian feel.

Simona Cavallaro on May 23, 2015 at 8:23am
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Sorry guys, trying this one more time. Option E and F below. Thanks again!

Olivia Raufman on May 23, 2015 at 8:32am
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I like A best!

Jill Means on May 23, 2015 at 6:32pm
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B. But all of them work, which is great!

Jennifer Postorino on May 24, 2015 at 7:30am
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i like option B... or E ;)

Jan Shepherd on May 24, 2015 at 1:55pm
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Option F. and then option C.

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Simona Cavallaro on May 21, 2015 at 12:02pm
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So much great feedback, thank you! Now, I have been looking at this design way too long and am seriously considering just dropping it. Please help with photo feedback! And also take a look at the 4 more images attached without foil (I can't let the black go for some reason). Thanks so much!

Simona Cavallaro on May 21, 2015 at 12:02pm
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So much great feedback, thank you! Now, I have been looking at this design way too long and am seriously considering just dropping it. Please help with photo feedback! And also take a look at the 4 more images attached without foil (I can't let the black go for some reason). Thanks so much!

Naomi Ernest on May 21, 2015 at 12:06pm
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A. I think the photo looks super sweet with this design. :)

Ella Weaver on May 21, 2015 at 12:48pm
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I love B with this.

Design Lotus on May 21, 2015 at 1:41pm
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A feels right. Although I wish it were a family photo with the same brightness... Have you tried the family with the 2 little girls at the beach?

Carolyn MacLaren on May 21, 2015 at 2:13pm
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A for me

Susan Moyal on May 21, 2015 at 5:31pm
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I love A!

Jill Means on May 21, 2015 at 6:56pm
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B. like family photos.

Kamala Nahas on May 21, 2015 at 7:30pm
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B. I really like the warmth of the photos in A and C, but I like the expression and more "Merry" feel of B. If it were me I'd probably warm of the photo in B a touch and use that one...and I do like the gold.

Rebecca Lowe on May 21, 2015 at 7:48pm
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I love photo A with this design. I love the black, almost everything I design is black and white. But I think the gold foil is beautiful here and makes it more festive. I'd stick with gold. Beautiful!

Maria Hilas Louie on May 21, 2015 at 9:54pm
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I think they all work great, but I just noticed that the top of the dog photo mimics the watercolor on the bottom and I like that. So C is my choice. But I also think B and A work great.

Jan Shepherd on May 22, 2015 at 3:31am
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Wow I love your design Simona - it looks great on all the photos so with difficulty I choose B. with the family shot. The black is amazing - maybe for a different word/design?

Jennifer Wick on May 22, 2015 at 6:49am
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I love A with the simple photo. Very pretty!

Kimberly Morgan on May 22, 2015 at 10:47am
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D!

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Simona Cavallaro on May 20, 2015 at 3:32pm
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Foil or no foil?

Design Lotus on May 20, 2015 at 3:36pm
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Foil but I might pull merry and the family name line down half an inch?

Kimberly Morgan on May 20, 2015 at 5:54pm
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B, and I agree with Amy's suggestion.

Olivia Raufman on May 20, 2015 at 6:13pm
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I like it with the foil (B). It's creates a nice contrast with the watercolor texture.

Ella Weaver on May 20, 2015 at 6:36pm
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B for me and a great suggestion from Amy.

Chris Griffith on May 20, 2015 at 7:08pm
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Simona, the foil is great so B. Torn about moving the wording down a bit as Amy suggested, but it is nice as is too. :)

Anna Elder on May 20, 2015 at 7:18pm
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I like A, but choosing B because it's more "festive". If it were me, I'd keep the name and merry in place but move ALL of it down some...if that makes sense.

Frooted Design on May 20, 2015 at 9:18pm
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foil, and i like amy's suggestion. i'd also love to see polling on some other photo options -- that girl is adorable but i think her accessories are fighting a bit with your beautiful ink pattern.

Maria Hilas Louie on May 20, 2015 at 10:26pm
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B, for the "festive" reasons mentioned above! But I like the contrast better in A.

Naomi Ernest on May 21, 2015 at 6:27am
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B for me! I might try another photo to see if you can find something that highlights your lovely watercolor better. :)

carly reed walker on May 21, 2015 at 6:39am
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B, plus Amy's suggestion!

Lyna Ti on May 21, 2015 at 6:54am
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definitely B! :)

Makewells on May 21, 2015 at 7:28am
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B for me! And I concur with the suggested placement of the words for sure!

Sarah Guse Brown on May 21, 2015 at 9:39am
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I like B! I think you may be able to pull all the type (or just the name) down a little bit too.

Mansi on May 21, 2015 at 11:47am
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I like B.

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Maria Hilas Louie on May 20, 2015 at 12:46pm
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I LOVE this, Simona! Really pretty!