baby shower invitations - Simply Invited

Tags: baby shower invitations, hand-lettering, calligraphy, flourished, flourishes, simple, elegant, typographic, typography, sweet

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Laura Bolter Design
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comments from Laura:

This typographic design features flourished hand-lettering in a pretty ombre palette.

tags:

baby shower invitations, hand-lettering, calligraphy, flourished, flourishes, simple, elegant, typographic, typography, sweet

colors shown:

lavender, blue

fonts:

mrs eaves, little princess

design inspired by:

Non-foil-pressed

submitted on:

Feb 23 2017

Edited on:

Feb 28 2017

average score:

2.83

comments:

0

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baby shower invitations - Simply Invited by Laura Bolter Design

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Hooray Creative on Feb 27, 2017 at 10:09pm
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Beautiful lettering, Laura!!

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Paper Raven Co. on Feb 23, 2017 at 6:44pm
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I love the vibrancy of the colors in A! Gorgeous, Laura! <3

Melissa Casey on Feb 23, 2017 at 7:41pm
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I prefer B, but the bottom text still looks too light compared to the boldness of the hand lettered words. I think with A, I might try a colored background vs the white. It just feels to me like it could use a little more umph. I think that's why I'm drawn more to the coloring in B.

Michelle Poe on Feb 23, 2017 at 9:38pm
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I like B, your white lettering looks so pretty!!!

Ella Weaver on Feb 23, 2017 at 9:39pm
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A for me!

Kampai Designs on Feb 24, 2017 at 2:35am
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I really love the version currently showing on the submissions page!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Feb 24, 2017 at 5:21am
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I voted A! I really love the kraft and the green/white, but think A is easier to read/follow. Beautiful lettering, as always!

Pixel and Hank on Feb 24, 2017 at 6:51am
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This is tough. Both lovely options, are the colorways would be endless! I chose B, it felt more 'natural' and that appealed to me.

Jennifer Postorino on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:23pm
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i'm torn!!! i think i like the kraft in B but would love to see a yellow color instead of green :)

Beth Schneider on Feb 24, 2017 at 1:30pm
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Still like A :)

Carolyn Nicks on Feb 24, 2017 at 2:54pm
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The updates look really nice, I'm still for B, kraft!

Nazia Hyder on Feb 24, 2017 at 3:36pm
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Oh my goodness! A for sure, this is to die for!

Anne Holmquist on Feb 24, 2017 at 4:00pm
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I love the white with the kraft but the bottom details are a little hard to read. Gorgeous lettering as always!!

lena barakat on Feb 24, 2017 at 7:57pm
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This is so difficult, as they are both so lovely! I selected option B! I love the white against the kraft texture. Beautiful work, Laura!

Chris Griffith on Feb 25, 2017 at 11:52am
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Love the delicateness of A Laura!

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Melissa Casey on Feb 23, 2017 at 1:40pm
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Hey Laura! LOVE the handwritten "A Baby Shower". I kinda prefer it on the Kraft, but I think the font in white for the detail text above and below is too thin. Maybe pick something that's a semi-bold or bold. I might also suggest condensing the text at bottom in terms of number of lines so you can scoot the design down. It looks a little bit crammed. Hope that helps.

Kanika Mathur on Feb 23, 2017 at 1:53pm
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I think the colorful palette and your playful type go really well together! Plus it really stands out on the white. I pick A!

Carolyn Nicks on Feb 23, 2017 at 2:00pm
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Love this in kraft, B! I'm not sure the 'you are invited to' line is necessary, it seems a bit tight at the top and I think your design and the wording will still flow nicely without it :)

Alethea and Ruth on Feb 23, 2017 at 2:27pm
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oh you are so so good with the lettering - this is beautiful. I picked A because it feels fresher to me. I really love the gradient effect … my only comment would be that the teal-pink-purple combo feels a little tween-ish to me. I'd maybe tweak the colors of the gradient a bit..maybe even two shades of pink plus purple, or two shades of blue plus the purple…. just my thoughts. it's so good! obviously :-)

Korry Brown on Feb 23, 2017 at 2:37pm
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Ohhh I really love the kraft. The white just pops so nicely on your lettering. Love it!!

Beth Schneider on Feb 23, 2017 at 2:53pm
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Hmm. I like them both but think A is more fun and different! I'd also decrease the tracking in the name. It looks a little *too* spaced out.

Jessica Williams on Feb 23, 2017 at 4:34pm
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I love the kraft, but what about an accent color that isn't as close to the kraft color? Like a mint green? I think it will set off the rest of your lettering nicely.

Jessica Williams on Feb 23, 2017 at 4:34pm
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Oh, and I think you could remove the top arched line of text and let your lettering shine!

megan on Feb 23, 2017 at 6:24pm

love this! very different from what's out there.

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Dawn Jasper on Feb 23, 2017 at 10:13am
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Beautiful as always laura! I feel like it might need a little something to bring the eye down through the design more. Have you tried making those last two lines the dark pink or a warm gray maybe?

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