holiday photo cards - Always Shine

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Dawn Jasper
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comments from dawn:

a christmas blessing to your family and friends.

tags:

holiday photo cards, classic, god, script

colors shown:

white, gold, sand

fonts:

mrs eaves, belissima pro

design inspired by:

Holiday Photo Card

submitted on:

Mar 26 2016

Edited on:

Mar 30 2016

average score:

2.71

comments:

0

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holiday photo cards - Always Shine by Dawn Jasper

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Anupama on Mar 29, 2016 at 8:14pm
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I like font pairing in option A.

Kim Dietrich Elam on Mar 29, 2016 at 8:16pm
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I voted B - sans. Great photo choice!

Ellis on Mar 29, 2016 at 8:32pm
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Serif for me. It complements the script nicely. :)

Erin Niehenke on Mar 30, 2016 at 8:20am
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I voted A! So bright and airy - I like it! I don't think you can go wrong.

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Olivia Raufman on Mar 29, 2016 at 5:51pm
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I love A. The off-center photo feels right with the text.

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Carol Fazio on Mar 29, 2016 at 5:44am
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HI Dawn, I don't think it's the photo here, but the typefaces and placement that are making it difficult. I think having two large scripts are making the two lines too far apart from each other and too hard to read. Maybe CHRISTMAS becomes the only script word? If you lose THROUGH YOU and AND ALWAYS you could shorten the line to one serif and one script? I'd try the photo in 100% color too to get the type to pop more. Just my two cents.

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Ellis on Mar 28, 2016 at 8:30pm
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I think the design might be more versatile if it uses a full-color photo, but I get why you lightened it. Maybe a black gradient overlay, from 0% opacity at the bottom to, like, 50% at the top where the text is, so the majority of the photo is untouched, but the part under the text is a bit darker to help the text pop? As for the swashiness of the "always," it's pretty the way it is, but I'd try the design with several different photos and if that "y" swash seems to get in the way and overlap people's faces, I think you'd be fine with just an upward moving or smaller swash on the "s" like you have now.

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Lindsey Kelly on Mar 28, 2016 at 7:46pm
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I would either increase the contrast some so it doesn't look as flat and ranges more from black to white instead of mid-grays OR change the font color to a black or dark gray so it shows up better! I don't think you need to do both though. And the lighter picture works better than the darker version you had earlier!

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Chris Griffith on Mar 28, 2016 at 6:35pm
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Love the photo, love the placement of the photo, love the design. And I agree with Lea that it needs to be lighter or more contrast. Or the lettering more white. Dawn it really is gorgeous, though and I think if you make some little tweaks you really have a winner here.

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Lea Delaveris on Mar 28, 2016 at 5:49pm
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B is my favorite photo, but I don't know that the dark overlay works with the message. It talks about light shining but feels almost a little dreary. "Shine always" is really beautifully done and I want it to have some sort of lightness and shininess or airiness about it

Lea Delaveris on Mar 28, 2016 at 5:49pm
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B is my favorite photo, but I don't know that the dark overlay works with the message. It talks about light shining but feels almost a little dreary. "Shine always" is really beautifully done and I want it to have some sort of lightness and shininess or airiness about it

Sarah Guse Brown on Mar 28, 2016 at 5:55pm
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I said B, and I agree with Lea that lightening up the design might work better. What if you did something like a white gradient/overlay where the text is and leave the photo as is?

Lindsey Kelly on Mar 28, 2016 at 5:56pm
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My favorite photo is B! Could you brighten the photo some to bring in more whites? I think the "always" looks good as it is!

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Dawn Jasper on Mar 28, 2016 at 5:43pm
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Serif or Sans-Serif? I don't know why I'm having so much trouble with this design. Last poll! I hope! :)

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Dawn Jasper on Mar 26, 2016 at 12:50pm
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photo help would be much appreciated! I'm torn - they all have such a different feel.

Debb W on Mar 26, 2016 at 5:27pm
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I love the photo on C but I'm going with B, since minted is striving for more diversity. Good luck, Dawn. : )

Amy Payne on Mar 26, 2016 at 10:29pm
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I like B. I think the text and foil pop the most against it!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Mar 27, 2016 at 5:47am
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I'm loving the placement and contrast in B! This is beautiful Dawn.

Design Lotus on Mar 27, 2016 at 6:37am
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I chose B. love the type and wording... Have you tried this on a landscape photo? Top feels a tad confined.

Lea Delaveris on Mar 27, 2016 at 12:43pm
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B for me. I feels like that photo makes the most sense to have it darker at the top.

Lisa Cersovsky on Mar 27, 2016 at 4:47pm
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I went with B, I think the text really pops against the dark background! :)

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