new year's cards - Snuggly Bear

Tags: new year's cards, bear, fuzzy, animal, cute, funny, hat, snuggle, hug, kisses, fireworks, cheeks, love, paw, nose, hair, soft

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Katie Zimpel
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A snuggly bear

tags:

new year's cards, bear, fuzzy, animal, cute, funny, hat, snuggle, hug, kisses, fireworks, cheeks, love, paw, nose, hair, soft

colors shown:

blue, white, black

fonts:

brilliant, frontage

design inspired by:

New Year's Photo Card

submitted on:

Jun 07 2016

Edited on:

Jun 13 2016

average score:

2.48

comments:

2

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new year's cards - Snuggly Bear by Katie Zimpel

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Katie Zimpel on Jun 7, 2016 at 11:53am
Katie Zimpel
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How are the colors? Should I simplify anything?

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Aliona on Jun 16, 2016 at 1:52am
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So nice card! May be I try to make some of snowflakes white

Neeta Sawhney on Oct 11, 2016 at 10:48pm
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So cute

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Jackie Crawford on Jun 8, 2016 at 10:33am
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Hi Katie, I really enjoy your style of illustration. I voted for B-- I think the whiteness of the card feels more wintery to me, but the black hat really stand out for New Years. Best of luck!

iamtanya on Jun 8, 2016 at 11:13am
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love the softness of B. :D so cute !!

Lea Delaveris on Jun 8, 2016 at 1:00pm
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I like B, but I think it needs a little more contrast to pop so I voted A. You could probably get away with it being a little softer of a teal color, though.

Debb W on Jun 8, 2016 at 5:17pm
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Love it! A makes the illustration really stand out, and it's such a pretty color! : )

Jennifer Postorino on Jun 9, 2016 at 6:51am
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i like how everything pops on the darker background... A for me :)

Shannon on Jun 9, 2016 at 8:37am
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I went back and forth on this one – I like that your illustration stands out better in A, but B is a calmer design that allows the photo to stand out just a bit more …I guess I'll go with B because you can still appreciate your illustration, but the photo becomes more of the focus.

Sweta Modi on Jun 9, 2016 at 10:42am
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Option a stands out more creating a dramatic impact, i feel :)

Ann Gardner on Jun 11, 2016 at 10:24am
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The darker background really makes the photo stand out to me. Cute!

Anusha on Jun 12, 2016 at 1:30am
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The visibility of text is much better in A, so A for me.

Dawn Jasper on Jun 13, 2016 at 6:55am
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B! I don't know why but it has more of a warm and fuzzy feeling to me ;) I might make the background just a touch darker so the type stands out a bit more, but it really is fine this way too :)

Jan Shepherd on Jun 13, 2016 at 7:04am
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B. for me but difficult choice as they're both great!

Ella Weaver on Jun 13, 2016 at 9:18am
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A - so cute.

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Ilze Lucero on Jun 7, 2016 at 1:31pm
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Beautiful illustration, nicely done. Maybe play around with a brighter color for the frame

Shannon on Jun 7, 2016 at 6:59pm
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You create some pretty cute characters :) I don't know if this guy needs the die cut? There's a lot going on (not that I think you should simplify the illustration) with type and the graphics, and the tilted photo – all that good stuff might be more easily appreciated with a simple border. Maybe try a poll?

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