new year's cards - Ring in the New Year

Tags: new year's cards, engaged, couple, newly engaged, ring, wedding, save the date

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Kayla Penner
  • Minted Feb 11, 2016
  • 910 Comments made
  • 4460 Votes cast

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a fun twist to a traditional new year quote for a newly engaged couple


new year's cards, engaged, couple, newly engaged, ring, wedding, save the date

colors shown:

silver, foil, white


adobe caslon, briliant

design inspired by:

New Year's Photo Card

submitted on:

Jun 04 2016

Edited on:

Jun 09 2016

average score:




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

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new year's cards - Ring in the New Year by Kayla Penner


Kayla Penner on Jun 4, 2016 at 7:41pm
Kayla Penner
  • Minted Feb 11, 2016
  • 910 Comments made
  • 4460 Votes cast

Can you see the design well enough? I couldn't find a photo that showed it off as much as I would like and I accidentally used one from my non-foil kit. Is that okay?


Version 1 - submitted on Jun 04 2016 - hide

Morgan Kendall on Jun 5, 2016 at 10:03am
Morgan Kendall
  • Minted Aug 10, 2015
  • 17 Awards
  • 64 Comments made
  • 3787 Votes cast

I think the top works really well with this photo, I think using the images from both is fine. (at least I hope so, I did the same!) I'm having a little trouble reading the bottom font though with the names and the year. It's really condensed, so you could just spread the spacing out a bit or just go with another font altogether.

Ilze Lucero on Jun 5, 2016 at 4:43pm
Ilze Lucero
  • Minted Jun 16, 2015
  • 17 Awards
  • 6553 Comments made
  • 75494 Votes cast

Witty fun design, nicely done

Camilla Acosta on Jun 5, 2016 at 6:28pm
Camilla Acosta
  • Minted Nov 8, 2015
  • 137 Comments made
  • 8076 Votes cast

What if you added the three lines you have on the left to the right side of Ringing as well?

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Jun 6, 2016 at 2:19am
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
  • Minted Mar 26, 2011
  • 178 Awards
  • 4579 Comments made
  • 44353 Votes cast

Very fun design Kayla but I do agree with Morgan and Camilla on using a simpler, easy to read font for the names and year and put the 'shine strokes' on the other side near the diamond, just to balance it out.

Sari Victoria on Jun 6, 2016 at 1:56pm
Sari Victoria
  • Minted Jan 24, 2010
  • 2 Awards
  • 508 Comments made
  • 5278 Votes cast

You could always have a light color gradient come up from the bottom and have darker type.

Jackie Crawford on Jun 6, 2016 at 2:38pm
Jackie Crawford
  • Minted Nov 10, 2011
  • 24 Awards
  • 1095 Comments made
  • 8890 Votes cast

Hi Kayla! This card is very clever, well done! I agree about changing to font of the names to make it easier to read. Have you thought about maybe having the little burst marks go on the other side of the diamond to match by the R in Ringing? Best of luck!

Natalie Leroux on Jun 8, 2016 at 2:52pm
Natalie Leroux
  • Minted Jan 7, 2016
  • 5 Comments made
  • 221 Votes cast

I'm not sure about the photo, but I think you can see the design! The only thing that's a bit difficult is the legibility of the names and year.