holiday photo cards - Peaceful Village

Tags: holiday photo cards, Peace, snow, snowflake, church

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Linnea Taylor
  • Minted Nov 28, 2011
  • 28 Comments made
  • 517 Votes cast

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Letterpress one photo Christmas card featuring hand drawn illustration of a peaceful village in winter.

tags:

holiday photo cards, Peace, snow, snowflake, church

colors shown:

navy blue, gold

fonts:

Shree Devanagari 714, Snell Roundhand

design inspired by:

Holiday Letterpress Photo Cards

submitted on:

Jul 29 2016

Edited on:

Aug 03 2016

average score:

2.66

comments:

4

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Linnea Taylor on Aug 2, 2016 at 12:07am
Linnea Taylor
  • Minted Nov 28, 2011
  • 28 Comments made
  • 517 Votes cast

Hi! I am looking for some honest feedback. I just changed the background for my design because I was worried the navy background wouldn't be a good idea with the letterpress medium. What do you think? thanks!

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Linnea Taylor on Aug 3, 2016 at 8:01am
Linnea Taylor
  • Minted Nov 28, 2011
  • 28 Comments made
  • 517 Votes cast

I fixed the background problem so that now it is solid white background, so as to work better for the letterpress! I changed the picture to this family one because I was afraid the baby photo would make it look like the design elements were overlapping on the photo. What do you think? Do you think I should change back to the baby photo? I do really love how sweet the baby looks and how her yellow bow goes with window lights in the designs.

iamtanya on Aug 3, 2016 at 10:18am
iamtanya
  • Minted Jan 23, 2013
  • 120 Awards
  • 633 Comments made
  • 35068 Votes cast

Hi Linnea, if you decide to go back to the first version...I believe what you could do is to apply white gradient to separate the photo and letterpress area. I think for your first design the white border is not a good option.

iamtanya on Aug 3, 2016 at 10:21am
iamtanya
  • Minted Jan 23, 2013
  • 120 Awards
  • 633 Comments made
  • 35068 Votes cast

and for the photo option...I prefer the baby photo because your lovely illustration is already busy enough. So pairing it with a clean and simple photo like the baby photo may help your design pop more. :) just my opinion

Surface Love on Aug 3, 2016 at 1:07pm
Surface Love
  • Minted May 10, 2014
  • 7 Awards
  • 196 Comments made
  • 4247 Votes cast

Hi Linnea, I really love this design! However my very favorite version is your first design with the navy background and the sleeping baby at the bottom. I do understand your reason for changing it - letterpress is tricky. However, if you considered going back to version 1, you could use a photograph with a white background and this would alleviate the issue you are having with the letterpress area overlapping the photo. (I would just lighten the background color on the sleeping baby photo so it is white as this is the perfect image to use with your design). Either way, it's a really gorgeous illustration - good luck!

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iamtanya on Aug 2, 2016 at 7:05pm
iamtanya
  • Minted Jan 23, 2013
  • 120 Awards
  • 633 Comments made
  • 35068 Votes cast

Hi Linnea I actually like your previous design better. For your new design I think it will be difficult to produce unless you create white border around the elements because the letterpress cannot be printed directly on the (photography) digital area.

Linnea Taylor on Aug 2, 2016 at 8:00pm
Linnea Taylor
  • Minted Nov 28, 2011
  • 28 Comments made
  • 517 Votes cast

Thank you @iamtanya ! Do you think I should add a white border around my elements or go back to the navy background? I'm having a hard time deciding which looks better!

Version 2 - submitted on Jul 29 2016 - no comments

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