holiday photo cards - Suburbian Christmas

Tags: holiday photo cards, city, suburbs, christmas, holiday, hand drawn, stripes, car, house, tree, minted, wendy mcclure

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Wendy McClure
  • Minted Dec 9, 2011
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comments from Wendy:

This photo card features a home outside the city ~ perfect for sending wishes from the suburbs.

tags:

holiday photo cards, city, suburbs, christmas, holiday, hand drawn, stripes, car, house, tree, minted, wendy mcclure

colors shown:

blue, green, yellow, red

fonts:

ostrich, league script

design inspired by:

A7 Landscape Holiday Photo Card

submitted on:

Jun 08 2012

Edited on:

Jun 15 2012

average score:

2.26

comments:

6

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holiday photo cards - Suburbian Christmas by Wendy McClure

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Wendy McClure on Jun 15, 2012 at 7:29pm
Wendy McClure
  • Minted Dec 9, 2011
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Here's a redesign... Hmmmm

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Wendy McClure on Jun 15, 2012 at 7:18pm
Wendy McClure
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I lightened the stripes and reduced the size of Merry Christmas. Not enough change? :o)

Pat on Jun 15, 2012 at 7:37pm

I like the current version with the lighter stripes. Very nice.

Loree Mayer on Jun 16, 2012 at 1:48pm
Loree Mayer
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my vote is for #2

Evan on Jun 18, 2012 at 8:14pm

Such a refreshing concept! Love the clean and simple layout!

Hillary on Jun 18, 2012 at 8:27pm

I like this card. The house is cute!

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Frooted Design on Jun 13, 2012 at 4:05pm
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i ADORE your illustration. my suggestion would be to play around with the layout a bit – for example, i'm wondering what it would look like with the illustration more prominent, and the holiday wording smaller and beneath the illustration. i also agree on lighter stripes and a different font than ostrich. i'm pretty futura-biased lately, but futura condensed might be a nice alternative to the ostrich?

Wendy McClure on Jun 13, 2012 at 5:20pm
Wendy McClure
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Thank you - I'll work on the suggestions and post new versions! Any more opinions welcomed :O)

Wendy McClure on Jun 13, 2012 at 5:22pm
Wendy McClure
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I'll also try the lighter translucent background... any suggestions on the color of the house? Keep it white? :o)

Wendy McClure on Jun 13, 2012 at 9:50pm
Wendy McClure
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Here is another version with size and color change... not sure I improved it. Thoughts? :o)

Pat on Jun 14, 2012 at 8:13am

I like the original version, but maybe if you lightened the stripes it would help.

Wendy McClure on Jun 14, 2012 at 8:15am
Wendy McClure
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I'll also try lightening the stripes. Thank you Pat :o)

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Wendy McClure on Jun 10, 2012 at 4:26pm
Wendy McClure
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Thank you gals for the advice!! ~ here it is without the city. Thx Carrie :o)

Ann Gardner on Jun 11, 2012 at 8:20am
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I'm a little late but I think this looks good! It's streamlined and I don't think you lost anything in the translation.

Carol Fazio on Jun 11, 2012 at 10:18am
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hey wendy, I think it's much better without the city, but I"m still feeling like the thin sans serif is too thin and very tight. It's really hard to read, IMHO especially the family name and date. How about adding a stroke [but not as heavy as Merry type] and loosening up the tracking?

Monica Schafer on Jun 11, 2012 at 10:39am
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This is cute. I like it without the city too. I would love to see the stripes in a lighter color... maybe a translucent white? Just a thought.

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Wendy McClure on Jun 8, 2012 at 8:25pm
Wendy McClure
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Any feedback welcomed :o)

Carol Fazio on Jun 9, 2012 at 4:47am
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Hey Wendy, this is cute! What if you lost the city altogether? I don't think you need it and the burb drawing is much cuter.

Guess What Design Studio on Jun 9, 2012 at 9:09am
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Hi Wendy! I think I agree with Carol about removing the city. Maybe you can make a separate card - Merry Christmas from the city? Great illustration!! :)

Carrie ONeal on Jun 9, 2012 at 5:19pm
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I agree too..I think you "get it" even without the city illustration. Very cute!