new year's cards - Sunrise on a New Year

Tags: new year's cards, sun, sunrise, sky, hope

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Rachel Kennison
  • Minted Dec 10, 2015
  • 78 Comments made
  • 2042 Votes cast

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This soft, feminine New Year's card features a sunrise color palette and a golden sun, signifying the hope and promise in every new year.


new year's cards, sun, sunrise, sky, hope

colors shown:

Periwinkle, pink, gold


Moon light, Moon bold, Blingtastic script regular

design inspired by:

New Year's Photo Card

submitted on:

Jun 01 2016

average score:




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new year's cards - Sunrise on a New Year by Rachel Kennison


Rachel Kennison on Jun 1, 2016 at 5:00pm
Rachel Kennison
  • Minted Dec 10, 2015
  • 78 Comments made
  • 2042 Votes cast

I'd love any comments or feedback about how to improve this design! I was inspired by a sunrise theme, and really want to include a sunrise colored gradient background and golden sun.


Ilze Lucero on Jun 2, 2016 at 9:18am
Ilze Lucero
  • Minted Jun 16, 2015
  • 20 Awards
  • 6923 Comments made
  • 88331 Votes cast

I really like the watercolor gradient, but I almost feel that the white banners distract gtom the layout, maybe play around with different options

Laura Cone on Jun 4, 2016 at 4:38pm
Laura Cone
  • Minted May 4, 2016
  • 13 Comments made
  • 498 Votes cast

I think this is great, maybe to better make it represent the sunrise you should flip the colors and have the top be where its the bluest part, and then maybe subtle purple-pink-ending with peach/yellow. Then maybe you can move the year to the top, etc. Sorry if that was confusing! :)

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Jun 6, 2016 at 2:22am
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
  • Minted Mar 26, 2011
  • 197 Awards
  • 4677 Comments made
  • 47593 Votes cast

Hi Rachel, I really like your foil sun. But I really don't think you need the white bands behind the text. The colors you have in the background are strong enough to let your white text stand on it's own. Also don't forget to add in the couple's name somewhere on the front of the design.

Jan Shepherd on Jun 7, 2016 at 10:32am
Jan Shepherd
  • Minted Jul 5, 2014
  • 8 Awards
  • 2377 Comments made
  • 9244 Votes cast

Ditto the others re white bands which are contrary to the lovely shape of the card and the soft sun and gradient.

Justine Elliott on Jun 10, 2016 at 6:40pm
Justine Elliott
  • Minted Apr 28, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 132 Comments made
  • 13405 Votes cast

Hi Rachel. I agree with the other comment that the white bands under the text should be removed. I also would try just a rectangle card because I think the die cut is fighting for attention with the lovely sun. I love the background colors.