new year's cards - New Year | New Addition

Tags: new year's cards, Watercolor, New Baby, New Year

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Emily Ripka
  • Minted Nov 10, 2014
  • 4 Comments made
  • 2017 Votes cast

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comments from Emily:

Water color and floral effects

tags:

new year's cards, Watercolor, New Baby, New Year

colors shown:

Multi color water color, black, white

fonts:

Marvellous

design inspired by:

New Year's Photo Card

submitted on:

Jun 02 2016

average score:

2.17

comments:

0

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new year's cards - New Year | New Addition by Emily Ripka

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Amy Payne on Jun 2, 2016 at 12:41pm
Amy Payne
  • Minted May 29, 2015
  • 76 Awards
  • 696 Comments made
  • 22532 Votes cast

I love the wwatercolor in the flowers, so I chose A. I might play around with the family name and year. Maybe make it a little smaller? I don't want to take anything away from the beautiful florals!

Ilze Lucero on Jun 2, 2016 at 4:39pm
Ilze Lucero
  • Minted Jun 16, 2015
  • 19 Awards
  • 6692 Comments made
  • 78225 Votes cast

I like the gradient, and A version a bit better. Maybe play around with you writing. It seems like a lot is going on there

Shannon on Jun 4, 2016 at 7:52pm
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
  • 15 Awards
  • 2320 Comments made
  • 15615 Votes cast

B for me! I really like that background you have, so the more the better :) I think this design could be strong even with just the background color, maybe you could have the copy reversed out of the background then?

Salina Mack on Jun 5, 2016 at 5:15pm
Salina Mack
  • Minted Oct 13, 2014
  • 2 Awards
  • 449 Comments made
  • 6026 Votes cast

B for me. I like seeing more of the gradient and expect that it would look impressive printed. B is just more dynamic compared to A.

Jennifer Postorino on Jun 9, 2016 at 6:49am
Jennifer Postorino
  • Minted Dec 27, 2008
  • 176 Awards
  • 4419 Comments made
  • 51403 Votes cast

i like A... it's more readable to me :)

Dawn Jasper on Jun 12, 2016 at 5:20am
Dawn Jasper
  • Minted Jan 16, 2010
  • 46 Awards
  • 7817 Comments made
  • 142274 Votes cast

Beautiful watercolors! I love A for its lightness. I think the type is a bit off though. Maybe a color that's not quite as harsh. Or maybe all the text needs to arc around the photo?

Basil Design Studio on Jun 15, 2016 at 8:15am
Basil Design Studio
  • Minted May 12, 2015
  • 15 Awards
  • 1694 Comments made
  • 24368 Votes cast

A for me. The colors pop nicely and look very pretty with the white background.

GeekInk Design on Jun 16, 2016 at 9:35am
GeekInk Design
  • Minted Mar 21, 2011
  • 241 Awards
  • 911 Comments made
  • 38876 Votes cast

Love the watercolor florals of A. I would try to simplify your type a bit. Maybe just two arced lines a little further from the photo in a slightly bolder font. Line 1: "New Year. New Addition" Line 2: The Miller Family • 2017 It just feels a little busy right now. :)