holiday photo cards - Merry and Bright Ornament

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A typographic, ornamental holiday card sending merry and bright holiday wishes.

tags:

holiday photo cards, ornament, holiday, flourishes, flourish, ornamental, fancy, lettering, merry and bright

colors shown:

navy, gold, rose gold

fonts:

Trend Sans, Melany Lane

design inspired by:

Holiday Photo Card

submitted on:

May 31 2015

Edited on:

Jun 09 2015

average score:

2.91

comments:

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holiday photo cards - Merry and Bright Ornament by Kelly Schmidt

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Debb W on Jun 16, 2015 at 8:01pm
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Hi Kelly, during voting it is fun to revisit your poll and see the final choice. Gorgeous! Good luck!

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Kelly Schmidt on Jun 8, 2015 at 1:45am
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I *think I'm going with the navy/foil. Which photo do you prefer? D is the original, A is a closer crop of D.

Naomi Ernest on Jun 8, 2015 at 5:26am
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I voted C... kinda love that the neutral colors in the photo allow your design to shine. :)

Carol Fazio on Jun 8, 2015 at 6:04am
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B for me, although I loved them all. it was tough! I love the brightness of B. Love the warmth of the others. Lovely design!

Laura Hankins on Jun 8, 2015 at 10:49am
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I picked A, but C was a close second! This is SO gorgeous, Kelly!

Paper Dahlia on Jun 8, 2015 at 4:26pm
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I voted option B because the family is cute :)

R studio on Jun 8, 2015 at 5:18pm
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I chose C!

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Lisa McLean on Jun 1, 2015 at 10:59pm
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WOW, they are all SO PRETTY, but I am really drawn to C and D.

Anupama on Jun 1, 2015 at 11:41pm
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I like C. is the fifth blue is lighter than this one. actually i like that blue.

Jennifer Wick on Jun 2, 2015 at 5:41am
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I really like the ornament silhouette to hold the swirly type, it really finishes off the design! I love the layout of D, but I'd also love to see that layout with the gold of C. Either one is my choice!

Ella Weaver on Jun 2, 2015 at 6:42am
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I voted C because that's what I was immediately drawn too. I really do love D too though. The red in the artwork and the photo switch change the feel of it so much. Tough choice!

Naomi Ernest on Jun 2, 2015 at 7:24am
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Love C! I agree with Jennifer that this option + photo might be nice with the layout/ white border of D. :)

carly reed walker on Jun 2, 2015 at 8:36am
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A!

Shirley Lin Schneider on Jun 2, 2015 at 11:14am
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All are so pretty! I chose D for the brightness and contrast between the red type and blue background but you can't go wrong with any of them

Julie Darrell on Jun 2, 2015 at 12:06pm
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I think all of these work well but I love that deep blue color in B.

Chris Griffith on Jun 2, 2015 at 12:11pm
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Kelly going with C but I still love B too.

Design Lotus on Jun 2, 2015 at 1:14pm
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C and then D for me.

Makewells on Jun 2, 2015 at 1:28pm
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Man this is tough. I really like them all actually! But I do feel like D is the most festive, so that's what I chose. Nice work!

Annie Holmquist on Jun 2, 2015 at 1:39pm
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Love C. I like the shape behind the greeting.

Melanie Severin on Jun 2, 2015 at 4:55pm
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Gorgeous - A for me :)

Maria M. Keeler on Jun 2, 2015 at 9:27pm
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They are all so pretty, but I like C and D best!

Christie Kelly on Jun 4, 2015 at 6:53pm
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I like them all!

Milk and Marrow on Jun 4, 2015 at 11:01pm
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All of these look great! B is my favorite since the navy is so striking. Did you try this version with photos from A or D?

Christina Novak on Jun 5, 2015 at 6:32am
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I like D! The layout is really nice!

Erin Deegan on Jun 5, 2015 at 7:31am
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D is my favorite!

Design Lotus on Jun 5, 2015 at 8:26am
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B then C

Green Fingerprint on Jun 5, 2015 at 1:58pm
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Simply beautiful - I'm such a sucker for white, but the other colorways are gorgeous. Love the navy.

Gwen Bedat on Jun 7, 2015 at 10:44am
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That poll is so hard! There is not one colorway that I don't like in all 4 submissions! So I chose C, because the foil version is wonderful, and I love the background color. But the foil works really well on white too. And on the dark blue. Not to mention the red in D... I'm afraid I'm not much help...

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Kelly Schmidt on Jun 1, 2015 at 10:46pm
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I'm still flip flopping with this one! Navy/foil (B) is submitted in the non-photo challenge. White (A) beat navy (B) in the first poll but not by much. I added some of the ornament designs to this poll based on feedback and there's a fifth version here. I've been struggling with pretty vs festive with a few designs.

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Naomi Ernest on May 31, 2015 at 2:17pm
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Hmmm... Tough, but I picked D. I like the simplicity and it looks fantastic with this photo.

Design Lotus on May 31, 2015 at 2:17pm
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All are awesome but I actually love the 2 that aren't in the poll. =)

Shirley Lin Schneider on May 31, 2015 at 2:21pm
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Love the richness of A!

Naomi Ernest on May 31, 2015 at 2:29pm
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Oh gosh, I didn't see those 2 additions somehow... Really like the gold + blue combo!

Ella Weaver on May 31, 2015 at 2:47pm
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Voted d in the poll, but I like the other two options. Love the second one a lot!

Melanie Pavao on May 31, 2015 at 2:59pm
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I like A but LOVE the additional ornaments even better especially with the red lettering I would darker up that light blue a smidge :) So lovely!

Julie Darrell on May 31, 2015 at 3:59pm
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C for me!

Jennifer Wick on May 31, 2015 at 5:17pm
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I like D best. The white is very fresh and pairs nicely with the gold.

Debb W on May 31, 2015 at 6:05pm
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Kelly, all six versions are beautiful, this is a tough choice, I'd be delighted to receive any of them in the mail. I'm leaning between A, D and F. If I have to choose I choose D. Good luck, so beautiful.

Anupama on May 31, 2015 at 7:44pm
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This is lovely. I like the blue and gold option the most.

Simona Camp on May 31, 2015 at 10:29pm
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I like A :)

Lyna Ti on Jun 1, 2015 at 6:38am
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i love D

Laura Bolter Design on Jun 1, 2015 at 7:16am
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I like the ones in the comments!

Jan Shepherd on Jun 1, 2015 at 9:24am
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D. is favourite and also I love what you've done with the red one in the pale blue :) it looks very festive.

Monica Janes Fine Art on Jun 1, 2015 at 11:29am
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Both B and D are gorgeous BUT have to say I love the blue ornament layout for its unique handling of typography and color-so I am choosing the blue ornament layout!

Michelle Poe on Jun 1, 2015 at 10:41pm
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Hi Kelly, I can see your dilemma. They all look nice. B is the winner for me, the red is fitting with merry and "bright" :-) My next would be A. For some reason the darker backgrounds are looking best to my eye.

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