graduation announcements - Flourish Graduation

Tags: graduation announcements, floral, flourish, spring, graduation, girl invitation, 2017, watercolor

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Claudia Orengo
  • Minted Feb 11, 2016
  • 13 Awards
  • 118 Comments made
  • 2325 Votes cast

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This colorful design features the graduation year with a floral illustration painted with watercolors. Perfect for girls and spring photographies.


graduation announcements, floral, flourish, spring, graduation, girl invitation, 2017, watercolor

colors shown:

pink, green, white


Reina 12 Pro, Lulo clean bold

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submitted on:

Nov 17 2016

Edited on:

Dec 05 2016

average score:




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graduation announcements - Flourish Graduation by Claudia Orengo


Claudia Orengo on Nov 17, 2016 at 2:25am
Claudia Orengo
  • Minted Feb 11, 2016
  • 13 Awards
  • 118 Comments made
  • 2325 Votes cast

Any thoughts? I'll be glad to hear your opinion!


Version 1 - submitted on Nov 17 2016 - hide

Paco on Nov 18, 2016 at 5:04am

So nice Claudia, good job

Gemma on Nov 18, 2016 at 6:01am

I like it. Congratulations.

Petri on Nov 18, 2016 at 6:12am

Nice watercolors!

Merce on Nov 18, 2016 at 8:20am


Elky Ink on Nov 19, 2016 at 9:56am
Elky Ink
  • Minted Oct 30, 2016
  • 3 Awards
  • 1267 Comments made
  • 28560 Votes cast

I love the layout and the color combination. The design in the 2017 seems a bit busy. It distracts a little from the photo. My eye keep jumping to the 2017 instead of the gorgeous graduate.

Stacey Hill on Nov 21, 2016 at 9:31am
Stacey Hill
  • Minted Mar 17, 2011
  • 42 Awards
  • 408 Comments made
  • 18607 Votes cast

I love the "2017"! What if the name and school were set on photo instead of on a tint bar so that there were fewer things competing for attention?

Tresa Meyer-Clark on Nov 21, 2016 at 5:53pm
Tresa Meyer-Clark
  • Minted Jun 16, 2016
  • 276 Comments made
  • 1904 Votes cast

Great design Claudia. I love the die cut your color choices, red with green and gold.

Pixel and Hank on Nov 22, 2016 at 9:52am
Pixel and Hank
  • Minted Dec 10, 2010
  • 63 Awards
  • 755 Comments made
  • 14780 Votes cast

So pretty! I think the name and date are a competing a bit. Perhaps swap the font for the name for something a touch more subtle?

Abby Legge on Nov 23, 2016 at 11:33am
Abby Legge
  • Minted May 3, 2014
  • 43 Comments made
  • 1054 Votes cast

I agree with the comments below, I think that putting the name in the same sans serif as the rest would achieve a better balance with the lovely date above. In addition, it could get complicated if the name of the graduate is longer or has a lot of letters with descenders. That typeface is meant to be seen large and in charge! Good luck :)

Jay Anne on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:15pm
Jay Anne
  • Minted Oct 22, 2013
  • 236 Comments made
  • 145 Votes cast

probably changing the font for the name would look better. Same with font use in CLASS OF perhaps?

C. Annie Design on Nov 30, 2016 at 6:34am
C. Annie Design
  • Minted Jan 19, 2015
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  • 1367 Votes cast

Hmmmm...wondering how it might look with 2017 smaller? The watercolor design already gives it heirarchy.

Debb W on Nov 30, 2016 at 5:56pm
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 11 Awards
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Hi Claudia, I agree with Jay Anne, the name seems to compete with the year so maybe try other fonts? You can choose up to 4 and run a poll if you have time. :)

jeanne smith on Dec 2, 2016 at 4:02am
jeanne smith
  • Minted Nov 11, 2012
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hi claudia....i think your card is perfect.... the only thing that might make it "pop" is changing the shape of your card to a rectangle...your design is so fun i feel the die-cut distracts......such fun ,,,happy colors...good luck to you from me:)

Amy Payne on Dec 2, 2016 at 8:42pm
Amy Payne
  • Minted May 29, 2015
  • 89 Awards
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  • 23191 Votes cast

I love the year! Let it be the star! I would make the name a simple sans serif font so it doesn't compete with the lovely year.

Lauren Gerig on Dec 2, 2016 at 9:17pm
Lauren Gerig
  • Minted Nov 10, 2015
  • 35 Comments made
  • 1388 Votes cast

Hi Cladia, I agree with trying a simple rectangle shape! Also, maybe try a deeper shade of the green you are using in the text in place of the hot pink. I would keep the texture of the hot pink, just change the color to a slightly darker shade of green and see how that looks!