personal stationery - Soft Waves

Tags: personal stationery, beach, waves, soft, blue

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Elaine Stephenson
  • Minted Jul 11, 2011
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comments from Elaine:

A beautiful and calming design, reminiscent of waves on sand.

tags:

personal stationery, beach, waves, soft, blue

colors shown:

cream, turquoise

fonts:

Futura

design inspired by:

A2 Non-Photo Stationery

submitted on:

Feb 06 2012

Edited on:

Feb 08 2012

average score:

3.22

comments:

5

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personal stationery - Soft Waves by Elaine Stephenson

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Hattie and Jane on Feb 8, 2012 at 8:29pm
Hattie and Jane
  • Minted Feb 4, 2011
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I like this current version! I think if you want more of a visual anchor at the top, you could try doing a "tab" coming down from the top and behind the text. But I do like this with just the simple text at the top; it feel more balanced to me. And the sans serif font is a nice contrast to the texture of the background.

Hattie and Jane on Feb 8, 2012 at 8:30pm
Hattie and Jane
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I like this current version! I think if you want more of a visual anchor at the top, you could try doing a "tab" coming down from the top and behind the text. But I do like this with just the simple text at the top; it feel more balanced to me. And the sans serif font is a nice contrast to the texture of the background.

Wendy McClure on Feb 12, 2012 at 7:44am
Wendy McClure
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Nice background/colors, Elaine. Looks hand-done. Yes? :o)

Shamera Kane on Feb 14, 2012 at 7:42pm
Shamera Kane
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Gorgeous soft edging - so nice!

Wendy Van Ryn on Feb 29, 2012 at 7:56am
Wendy Van Ryn
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pretty color and texture :-)

Version 3 - submitted on Feb 07 2012 - hide

Elaine Stephenson on Feb 7, 2012 at 7:58pm
Elaine Stephenson
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is this type working better?

24th and Dune on Feb 7, 2012 at 8:23pm
24th and Dune
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I know this is going to make you pull your hair out but I liked your original typeface. This script font isn't doing it for me. It makes it feel, old. The first typeface felt fresh and modern. Sorry if this makes you crazed. I LOVE the texture and the beachy feeling this evokes.

Elaine Stephenson on Feb 7, 2012 at 8:29pm
Elaine Stephenson
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lol, yes starting to get a little crazed...i did like my original also, so maybe this?

trbdesign on Feb 7, 2012 at 8:55pm
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not to confuse u, but i liked the vibe on the first version. i thought the bar was a nice contrast to the softness. either is really nice though.

Kim Dietrich Elam on Feb 8, 2012 at 6:02am
Kim Dietrich Elam
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I also like your more aqua version with the print font...and I guess the bar isn't so bad...maybe others will chome in!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Feb 8, 2012 at 6:03am
Kim Dietrich Elam
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they're all nice - and I meant "chime" in...

Carol Fazio on Feb 8, 2012 at 6:08am
Carol Fazio
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sorry to make you crazy, elaine!!!!! yes, I agree with PD, now seeing the script, it does look old. I like the sample you are showing below with the original sans positioned in the center. You've got something really beautiful here!

24th and Dune on Feb 8, 2012 at 6:19am
24th and Dune
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LOVE IT!!!! submit version as 4!! :o)

Elaine Stephenson on Feb 8, 2012 at 6:53am
Elaine Stephenson
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Thanks everyone! I am contemplating going back to the original, or the image I uploaded in the post section with Futura, centered. I kind of think it needs the modern sans serif to balance the very feminine background-and it seems more Minted's style with Futura as the font choice.

carly reed walker on Feb 8, 2012 at 1:09pm
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futura is my go-to font so i'm a little biased but i like the futura version much better than the script. it's so much more clean looking with futura.

Version 2 - submitted on Feb 07 2012 - hide

Kim Dietrich Elam on Feb 7, 2012 at 5:39pm
Kim Dietrich Elam
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I prefer this version! You can use that bar on a different design...

Carol Fazio on Feb 7, 2012 at 6:42pm
Carol Fazio
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Like the placement, Elaine, think you are almost there, but not sold on the typeface yet. Maybe it's just too small or needs to be a little darker? Too scripty?

jmelianne on Feb 7, 2012 at 6:51pm
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I like this one! I agree with Carol - the script looks a bit small & blends into the background, but I love the feeling of this!

Version 1 - submitted on Feb 06 2012 - hide

Dawn Jasper on Feb 6, 2012 at 7:29pm
Dawn Jasper
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This is so lovely!

trbdesign on Feb 6, 2012 at 11:01pm
trbdesign
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so serene and calming!!! nice work!

Carol Fazio on Feb 7, 2012 at 5:40am
Carol Fazio
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hey elaine, I LOOOOVE the bottom, but the band/typeface doesn't feel as atmospheric. Have you tried a script without the bar, centered? I get the movement coming up, the bar moving in left doesn't feel right to me...but just my two cents.