non-photo holiday cards - Holiday Swirl

Tags: non-photo holiday cards, hand lettered, calligraphy, hand lettering, flourished, modern, mint, blue, happy holidays, non photo, holiday, christmas, die-cut, circle, julie murray

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Hand lettered holiday greeting with flourishes and hand painted textures make this die-cut holiday card shine

tags:

non-photo holiday cards, hand lettered, calligraphy, hand lettering, flourished, modern, mint, blue, happy holidays, non photo, holiday, christmas, die-cut, circle, julie murray

colors shown:

blue, mint, aqua, green, forest green, emerald, white

fonts:

frosted, hand lettering

design inspired by:

Square Non-Photo Card

submitted on:

May 11 2016

Edited on:

May 30 2016

average score:

2.84

comments:

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non-photo holiday cards - Holiday Swirl by Julie Murray

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Julie Murray on May 11, 2016 at 2:49pm
Julie Murray
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Any feedback welcomed :) Thank you!

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Dawn Jasper on Jun 1, 2016 at 6:34am
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Yay this looks fabulous! Love all the updates :)

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Three Kisses Studio on May 24, 2016 at 9:15pm
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I think the lettering pops best on B.

Shannon on May 25, 2016 at 9:11am
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While I like all your options, I went with B because the blue copy in C is a little hard to read for me.

Kimberly Morgan on May 25, 2016 at 11:40am
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like the festive feel of C.

BeachPaperCo on May 25, 2016 at 5:10pm
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I think they're all absolutely beautiful but I picked C because it's the most stand out color. But you already have great alternate colorways if your design makes the cut! :-)

Angel Walker on May 25, 2016 at 6:40pm
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I chose A, I really like the craft with red and white!

Erin Sadowski on May 25, 2016 at 6:43pm
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B for me. Love deep green for the holidays.

Dawn Jasper on May 26, 2016 at 6:53am
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All of these are great. I still love the red but I like the almost monochrome feel of the green. Have you tried the red with a dark red detailing instead of the mint? I also kind of wish the rest of the type was the same cream color as the happy holidays.

Kelly Schmidt on May 26, 2016 at 12:57pm
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This is great, love B! I also really like C and I agree with some other comments that I think maybe the smaller type would be nice in the same ivory colour as "Happy Holidays". I like the details in the blue but I think the type would be easier to read in the lighter colour.

Melanie Pavao on May 26, 2016 at 3:54pm
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B for me. Love the lettering!

Sarah Guse Brown on May 27, 2016 at 10:20am
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I like the blue-green in B - lovely! I think if you made the family name and year white it might stand out a little more - right now I feel like it's blending into the design in this version.

Christie Kelly on May 27, 2016 at 7:19pm
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I picked B, but it was tough. All three are really great! Love the lettering.

Sam Dubeau on May 29, 2016 at 8:22pm
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C or B!

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Dawn Jasper on May 12, 2016 at 9:26am
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Love the impact of the red! I might bring the gradient more towards center and enlarge it just a bit. Also, maybe the customized text in white so it comes forward just a bit more?

Debb W on May 12, 2016 at 10:20am
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Hi Julie, I like the free, floating feel of the blues on A, but the red feels more seasonal. Just a thought, wondering if a different sans-serif font on the name and year (top and bottom) would support the central flowing design or not? Maybe something like Frontage?

Jessie Steury on May 12, 2016 at 11:51am
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A for me, the blue is so pretty. Great job!

Shannon on May 12, 2016 at 1:04pm
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A for me – I'm still a fan of the white background, wouldn't mind seeing an option with your copy in the red against the white ;)

taryn bone on May 14, 2016 at 11:12am
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Julie - I chose B, I think the revisions you've made as well at using the red as the background color are really nice and work well.

Roopali on May 15, 2016 at 12:30am
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BeautifuI design ... I voted for B. One suggestion though ... I think it would look better if the light blue parts in option B were also in white.

Catherine Culvenor on May 15, 2016 at 5:41am
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I like the wintery feel of A, it's a bit frozen-esque :)

curiouszhi design on May 16, 2016 at 9:26am
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A for me! It feels calm and angelic :)

Kayla Penner on May 16, 2016 at 2:56pm
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A for me, I like that the text is above the polarbear

Kim Mesman on May 16, 2016 at 3:16pm
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What about somehow curving some type on the red scarf?

Kamala Nahas on May 17, 2016 at 7:49pm
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B. The red pops off the page. The white it nice, but it gets a little lost in the white background. It would make a great alternate color.

CaroleeXpressions on May 18, 2016 at 6:53pm
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Like the softness of the light blue!!

Ilze Lucero on May 21, 2016 at 4:00pm
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Red version looks very festive, best of luck

Kim Bliss on May 22, 2016 at 2:35pm
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I chose B because it looks more festive to me. This could be used as an ornament, too!

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Ilze Lucero on May 11, 2016 at 3:12pm
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Lovely watercolor effect. I wonder if you played with a bit bolder version

Shannon on May 11, 2016 at 3:19pm
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This is really pretty and you're working those curves! If you can increase the saturation of your copy (maybe even just the smaller type) I think this will be near perfect :)

taryn bone on May 11, 2016 at 4:53pm
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this is really pretty, but there are a few moments where the designs seem to almost blend into the background and I think it would be stronger if they were a little bolder against the background. Like the curvy piece breaking up near the "Y" in "Holiday" and the one near "wishes"

Kayla Penner on May 11, 2016 at 6:33pm
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beautiful design! I think there should be a size difference between the personalization and "Wishes you a" since they're so close to eachother but two separate things. I also think the contrast could be bumped up a little more as well