wedding invitations - Kraft Florals

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Lehan Veenker
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A floral invitation featuring rustic kraft texture.

tags:

wedding invitations, kraft, texture, floral, flowers, botanical, nature, leaves, branches, lehan paper design

colors shown:

white, warm gray, kraft

fonts:

Jacques & Gilles, Futura

design inspired by:

A7 Non-Photo Wedding Invitation

submitted on:

Sep 22 2012

Edited on:

Oct 08 2012

average score:

3.56

comments:

11

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wedding invitations - Kraft Florals by Lehan Veenker

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Monica Schafer on Oct 8, 2012 at 9:48am
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I really like the updates!!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 8, 2012 at 11:31am
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great changes, Lehan!

Tereza Šašinková Lukášová on Oct 15, 2012 at 4:43am
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I think that's just personal preference. I love everything. First and last too... :-)

Carol Fazio on Oct 21, 2012 at 8:20pm
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Really love your final version! Beautiful and the craft paper works so well here!

Jennifer Wick on Nov 23, 2012 at 11:49am
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Congrats, Lehan, on this gorgeous wedding design! It's so perfect!

Griffinbell Paper Co. on Nov 23, 2012 at 11:51am
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Congrats, Lehan! This is so lovely!

Paper Dahlia on Nov 23, 2012 at 5:09pm
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Congrats, Lehan!

Guess What Design Studio on Nov 23, 2012 at 9:19pm
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Love how this ended up, Lehan! Congrats!! Really beautiful!! :)

Susan Asbill on Nov 24, 2012 at 6:56am
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Congratulations! Beautiful design!

cadence paige design on Nov 24, 2012 at 6:32pm
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Congrats, Lehan! Just beautiful!

GeekInk Design on Nov 24, 2012 at 11:26pm
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Congrats on this and all your other wins!! So amazing! :)

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Stacey Meacham on Oct 6, 2012 at 3:50pm
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I like the font better. I wonder what it would like with the entire floral branch frame screened back. Just a thought. It just seems like there is a lot going on or maybe try dark grey text, I don't know just thinking out load here.

Beth Schneider on Oct 6, 2012 at 4:16pm
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I like it better than the pink. Did you try the names in the dark gray? May make them stand out more.

Phrosne Ras on Oct 7, 2012 at 7:14pm
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I love the white, pure elegance. I like the names in white too. Perhaps decrease a wee bit on the futura size and leading? Maybe if your grey 'strokes' of your florals were a tiny bit thinner your jacques&gilles will balance better. Oh Im sorry about all the rambling! Still one of my favs. ;)

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Bonjour Paper on Oct 5, 2012 at 10:40pm
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love it Lehan! great job!

Stacey Meacham on Oct 6, 2012 at 5:26am
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Love the added detail in the florals Lehan. I thin kit helps alot. I can read the pink fine. But maybe a different, more casual script would go with the florals better, like pushkin maybe. That might not be right but I feel like the one you have is too formal for the floral style.

Smudge Design on Oct 6, 2012 at 9:24am
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Wow! Love the gray and white foliage on the kraft...gorgeous! I agree with Stacey about considering a simpler font. I would also be curious to see what the names look like in white. The pink just feels a little out of place. Overall you've got a lovely design Lehan!

Monica Schafer on Oct 6, 2012 at 10:08am
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Great updates. Those forals are gorgeous. Really helps to see a little bit of the kraft in the center. Great job :)

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Beth Schneider on Oct 4, 2012 at 10:41am
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Really pretty floral pattern, love it! I do kind of agree with the pink. Up close it's fine, but from thumbnail size where most customers will be looking, it's a bit hard on the eyes. Maybe do the names in white and the "&" in pink to pull in that color?

Stacey Meacham on Oct 4, 2012 at 12:02pm
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I like it a lot Lehan. I think possible another detail in the center of the florals would help, even if it knocks out to the kraft paper image. They seem a little like cotton balls right now. And did you try a dark chocolate instead of the grey or a deeper charcoal? That might help it.

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 4, 2012 at 5:16pm
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I like the simpler printed "and"

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Trista Sydloski-Tesch on Oct 3, 2012 at 5:21pm
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I really like this design, though I'm finding the hot pink script difficult to read on the craft background.

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 3, 2012 at 8:12pm
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I like that pink, but the names feel secondary to the rest of the text because the white is brighter. Have you tried the supporting type in teh gray color, the names in white and the "and" in pink? Just a thought. But, I think I kinda like those pink names, too...tough call.

Monica Schafer on Oct 3, 2012 at 8:21pm
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Oooh, lovely! The white florals are brighter but I can read the script just fine. I like the boldness of the white flowers but you could try reducing the opacity of the white and see if you like that better. I really love it as is.

Dreaming Inspirations on Oct 3, 2012 at 8:21pm
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I'm finding the pink hard to read as well..

Three Kisses Studio on Oct 3, 2012 at 8:53pm
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I like it the way it is and feel this is a fresh take on wedding invites. Pink reads fine to me.

Stacey Hill on Oct 3, 2012 at 9:17pm
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It looks great and legibility is not a problem here.

Guess What Design Studio on Oct 3, 2012 at 11:19pm
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Really lovely, Lehan! Love the florals + hot pink! Type looks fine to me - love Belluccia. The only thing I would suggest is changing the "and" between the names to Didot instead, but I think that's just personal preference. Really looks great, as is! :)

Mariel Schmitt on Oct 4, 2012 at 8:46am
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So pretty! And really unique too. I have no trouble reading the hot pink. Nice!

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Kimberly Morgan on Sep 23, 2012 at 2:25pm
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Beautiful florals!

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