holiday photo cards - Happy Yule

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Julie Darrell
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Inspired by the geometry in nature this snowflake pattern frames your holiday photo with a simple and lightweight overlay.

tags:

holiday photo cards, snowflake, geometry, clean, modern, snow

colors shown:

White

fonts:

Amatic SC Regular, HipsterishFontNormal

design inspired by:

Holiday Photo Card

submitted on:

May 20 2015

Edited on:

Jun 08 2015

average score:

2.52

comments:

0

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holiday photo cards - Happy Yule by Julie Darrell

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Version 10 - submitted on Jun 06 2015 - hide

Colleen Tracey on Jun 8, 2015 at 9:28am
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Cute concept! What i think would really help is if you unify the type and the snowflakes. Currently the typeface feels handwritten and simple, while the snowflake details are complex and digitally created. I would try simplifying the snowflake pattern and perhaps try drawing them with pen or pencil to get that same texture that's part of the text. Great start!!

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Kamala Nahas on May 26, 2015 at 12:52pm
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I think I like A, but I'd like to see it just a little heavier. I agree B is a little bottom heavy.

Ann Gardner on May 26, 2015 at 2:15pm
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Of the two, I prefer A. But I think I'd make the name a bit bolder with a thin stroke. I'd also move your type up a bit. It feels a little too close to the bottom of the card. Check your guides in the template to make sure you don't have type beyond the safe margin.

Maria Hilas Louie on May 26, 2015 at 4:26pm
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I chose B. I love thin type, but sometimes it's a little hard to read when it's overlayed on a photo.

Anupama on May 26, 2015 at 8:43pm
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I like A.

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Julie Darrell on May 23, 2015 at 7:25am
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OK! Last poll on this one! (I think...) I like it much better as vertical and went ahead and tried with another photo. Let me know what you think! Thank you!

Design Lotus on May 23, 2015 at 7:51am
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A. I love the wintery feel to this photo. I'm not feeling the script font since the design is leaning towards a more casual feel. I would scale up Happy Yule even more.

lena barakat on May 23, 2015 at 7:55am
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The photograph in A is perfect! I agree the Amy, maybe scale the font just a tad. :)

Simona Camp on May 23, 2015 at 7:58am
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A. I would also change the script to something simpler and with no long ascenders/descenders and move the entire text area down.

Olivia Raufman on May 23, 2015 at 8:27am
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I went with B, I think the snowflakes pop a little more.

Chris Griffith on May 23, 2015 at 11:16am
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I like the feel of A and agree with Amy on the script font. I would also move up the type a bit so it doesn't hug the edge so much.

Monica Bergler on May 23, 2015 at 11:36am
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I like the open feel of the card with this photo.

Monica Bergler on May 23, 2015 at 11:36am
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I like the open feel of the card with this photo.

Jennifer Postorino on May 24, 2015 at 7:31am
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i like a but i'm not sold of the fonts :) maybe play around with a few more options...

Laura Hamm on May 24, 2015 at 11:28am
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I really like A. The photo makes it feel like Christmas.

Jan Shepherd on May 24, 2015 at 1:53pm
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A. because the flakes show up better. Also it's great!

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Jan Shepherd on May 22, 2015 at 3:20am
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I like B because I love the contrast of brush type with the delicate flakes. Nice.

Design Lotus on May 22, 2015 at 6:54am
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I think the square shape is throwing me. I wish this was a portrait photo, because I would tell you to go vertical with it and scale up the type and have it situated towards the bottom. Just something to think about.

Lehan Veenker on May 22, 2015 at 8:15am
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Nice snowflakes! I actually like the font you used for HAPPY YULE because i like the thinner weight with the snowflakes. I would play around with the font choice for the family name. I also agree with Amy about using the portrait orientation/shape instead of square and pushing the copy down to the bottom of the design. With more room in that orientation/shape, maybe straighten out HAPPY YULE and increase its size? Just some things to play with/think about. :)

Maria Hilas Louie on May 22, 2015 at 10:41am
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I prefer A. I think going very simple with the fonts would work really well with your snowflakes. I'd let the snowflakes be the star!

Debb W on May 22, 2015 at 11:30am
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Hi Julie, love the snowflakes! I vote A. Good luck!

Kimberly Morgan on May 22, 2015 at 4:44pm
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I think Amy has give you good advice!

Julie Darrell on May 22, 2015 at 7:44pm
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Thanks for all the great feedback! I agree that a portrait photo would be ideal but this one is originally a landscape photo. While working on it I remember thinking that I wish I could go vertical. I guess I need to learn to listen to my instinct! I will play with some other photos that are portrait and see what works best.

Kate Ross on May 22, 2015 at 8:24pm
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So cute. Love A

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Maria Hilas Louie on May 20, 2015 at 11:40pm
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I think b works best. The snowflakes are pretty complex shapes and the type takes away from the snow flakes.

Olivia Raufman on May 21, 2015 at 4:35am
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I agree - B works best, I don't think you need the upper type.

Naomi Ernest on May 21, 2015 at 6:29am
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I like B... I might play with a few more fonts. Very cool design! :)

carly reed walker on May 21, 2015 at 6:39am
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B!

Lyna Ti on May 21, 2015 at 6:52am
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Option B for me :)

Design Lotus on May 21, 2015 at 7:07am
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I'm going with B. I don't think you need the divider and I would play with the typography some more.

Sarah Brown on May 21, 2015 at 9:38am
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I like B best! But I might up the font size a little, and maybe try some other fonts for the greeting.

Simona Camp on May 21, 2015 at 12:20pm
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I like B the best. You might also want to look at the fonts. I think the greeting may be hard to see with some photo because of the super thin strokes.

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