holiday photo cards - Merry Keepsake

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A simple and elegant, one photo, holiday greeting card that makes your photo the focal point. This design features a big, foiled "merry everything" sentiment over the top.

tags:

holiday photo cards, Lisa McLean, merry, bold, foil, silver, white, photo, christmas, typographic, modern, elegant, classic, timeless, simple, clean, crisp

colors shown:

white, gray, silver, gold, rose gold

fonts:

Myriad Pro

design inspired by:

Holiday Photo Card

submitted on:

Apr 20 2016

Edited on:

May 02 2016

average score:

2.56

comments:

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holiday photo cards - Merry Keepsake by Lisa McLean

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Lisa McLean on May 2, 2016 at 1:54pm
Lisa McLean
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One more poll please! Option A won first poll by 42%. Option B is a slight variation from the second place in the poll at 39%. They were so close! For Option B, I swapped the photo and scaled back merry everything and dropped it below so I wouldn't stress about drifting with the gold foil in print production. Thoughts?

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Debb W on May 2, 2016 at 1:59pm
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Hi LIsa, I still love the full-bleed with rose gold but after reading your concerns about drift, voted B. Both options are awesome, you can't go wrong either way!! : )

Ling Wang on May 2, 2016 at 2:09pm
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B: feels more editorial to me and I think it packs more punch with the wide border :)

Naomi Ernest on May 2, 2016 at 2:14pm
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B. I think the layout and spacing feels very sophisticated.

Ella Weaver on May 2, 2016 at 2:54pm
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B is super fresh and modern. Great work!

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Melissa Casey on Apr 20, 2016 at 4:06pm
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I think I like it more in C & D, but I like the photo better in D. I think with A, you'd need to make it a little smaller. For me "merry everything" seems a little large in scale compared to the photo.

Melissa Casey on Apr 20, 2016 at 4:07pm
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Actually in looking at it longer, I think A would be more diverse for a wider range of photos. I just would suggest trying to scale the "merry everything" down - maybe to the photo width.

Carolyn Nicks on Apr 20, 2016 at 4:10pm
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I really love how dramatic D is! Super pretty :)

Chris Griffith on Apr 20, 2016 at 4:16pm
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I think D is amazing

Ling Wang on Apr 20, 2016 at 4:19pm
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A for me: it looks like the photo fades out when really it stops at the top of "everything", which I think is so clever! I think the "merry" carrying down adds to the illusion of the photo fading out. So good!

Debb W on Apr 20, 2016 at 4:45pm
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This looks so cool on the full bleed photo in rose gold!

Leah Bisch on Apr 20, 2016 at 6:50pm
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D for me - have you tried moving the editable text next to the descender on the "y"? It might help unite those two elements so it feels more cohesive. :)

Ellis on Apr 20, 2016 at 10:34pm
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D is just so perfect with that photo and the colors. A is probably more versatile, but D pops off the page a bit more.

Lisa McLean on Apr 20, 2016 at 11:30pm
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Here is the photo and foil combo from D in layout from A.

Ilze Lucero on Apr 21, 2016 at 5:32am
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A for me- modern and clean design

Naomi Ernest on Apr 21, 2016 at 5:41am
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I voted A, but I'm wondering how it'd look if you enlarge the photo and push all the text down. :)

Olivia Raufman on Apr 21, 2016 at 8:04am
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I like the visual hierarchy of A.

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 22, 2016 at 8:12pm
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love b

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 22, 2016 at 8:12pm
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love b

Little Words Design on Apr 26, 2016 at 2:19pm
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A for me! I love the small photo and how the type stands out against it.

Jennifer Postorino on Apr 30, 2016 at 7:31am
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i like the silver foil in C just because it's a little different. my next choice would be D :)

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Lisa McLean on Apr 20, 2016 at 4:01pm
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I am polling for overall layout (but any feedback is welcome). Do you prefer my original concept with the generous white space and how the "merry everything" drops off the photo or the thin border version or full bleed versions? (I think option A might print better with "everything" being on white space, since it is fairly thin and small?)