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


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

colors shown:

Multi color water color, black, white



design inspired by:

New Year's Photo Card

submitted on:

Jun 02 2016

average score:




[Non-foil-pressed] The 2016 Cheers to a New Year!... - See designs critique this design

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final average score: 2.17
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new year's cards - New Year | New Addition by Emily Ripka


Version 1 (poll) - submitted on Jun 02 2016 - hide

Amy Payne on Jun 2, 2016 at 12:41pm
Amy Payne
  • Minted May 29, 2015
  • 89 Awards
  • 753 Comments made
  • 23191 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
  • 20 Awards
  • 6923 Comments made
  • 88331 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
  • Minted May 20, 2013
  • 19 Awards
  • 2326 Comments made
  • 16252 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
  • 450 Comments made
  • 6038 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
  • 191 Awards
  • 4451 Comments made
  • 51906 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
  • 51 Awards
  • 7958 Comments made
  • 149857 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
  • 19 Awards
  • 1761 Comments made
  • 24699 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
  • 250 Awards
  • 917 Comments made
  • 39092 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. :)