non-photo holiday cards - Mr Winter Bear

Tags: non-photo holiday cards, bear, winter, festive, fair isle, pattern, illustrative

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Emily Atherton
  • Minted Sep 3, 2015
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  • 1 Comment made

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This is a cute bear character card celebrating the festive season! The illustrative decorative elements add extra quirky and exciting elements to the design.


non-photo holiday cards, bear, winter, festive, fair isle, pattern, illustrative

colors shown:

Grey, yellow, cream



design inspired by:

A7 Non-Photo Card

submitted on:

May 06 2016

Edited on:

May 08 2016

average score:




[Non-foil-pressed] No Business Like Snow Business... - See designs critique this design

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final average score: 2.68
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non-photo holiday cards - Mr Winter Bear by Emily Atherton


Ilze Lucero on May 9, 2016 at 8:27pm
Ilze Lucero
  • Minted Jun 16, 2015
  • 20 Awards
  • 6923 Comments made
  • 87985 Votes cast

Another beautiful illustration. Lovely color palette as well

Katarina Berg on May 12, 2016 at 10:19am
Katarina Berg
  • Minted Sep 29, 2013
  • 2 Awards
  • 16 Comments made
  • 5746 Votes cast

Cute! One suggestion would be to change the background behind the bear to just white so he pops out a bit more. And maybe you could also try simplify the wording a bit by removing the love hearts underneath "warm wishes".

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Kayla Penner on May 6, 2016 at 8:37pm
Kayla Penner
  • Minted Feb 11, 2016
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oh my goodness this is just too sweet! I love that his scarf matches the greeting! And the frame ties it all together! Just don't forget a place for personalization in this one as well. Another suggestion I have would be to change the background of the bear within the frame to make him stand out a bit more

Shannon on May 6, 2016 at 10:35pm
  • Minted May 20, 2013
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This guy is just too cute :) I might separate your words in your greeting a bit more - they seem to be running together a bit. You've got a great space for the family name under the greeting :)

taryn bone on May 7, 2016 at 11:38am
taryn bone
  • Minted Nov 17, 2015
  • 660 Comments made
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super cute illustration, again! I like the monochromatic-ness of it and wouldn't change the bear's background, but I do agree that the greeting is a little close together, I think it would look great if it aligned with the border that you have around it. I think you could put the family/business name as arced at the bottom of the bear's portrait, that could be super cute, or at the very bottom of the whole card, pretty small.