thank you cards - Venetian Whimsy

Tags: thank you cards, retro, colorful, venice, gondola, italian

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Kristen Cox (aka The Future Mrs. Darcy)
  • Minted Jul 29, 2008
  • 1 Award
  • 11 Comments made
  • 256 Votes cast

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comments from Kristen:

I wanted to try something fun and different that really represented Italy since Anne is so excited about her upcoming honeymoon.

tags:

thank you cards, retro, colorful, venice, gondola, italian

colors shown:

Navy, red, aqua

fonts:

Petie Boy, Plantagenet Cherokee

design inspired by:

Anne and Tom

submitted on:

Jul 30 2008

average score:

2.51

comments:

5

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final average score: 2.51
thank you cards - Venetian Whimsy by Kristen Cox (aka The Future Mrs. Darcy)

comments

Jennifer on Aug 1, 2008 at 6:32pm edit delete

Beautiful colors and I like the idea, but the illustration needs to be cleaned up. What is it docked to? Is that a shipmast?

Kristen on Aug 1, 2008 at 9:31pm edit delete

The gondola is roped to one of the poles/dock that they have in Venice. An example is seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/piersidephotographicarts/545155868/ I left the illustration a little "unperfect" to give a 60s opening movie credit vibe or a look like early Penguin books covers but if moves from "whimsy" into "messy" I'll definitely clean up the curves and edges.

Paper Stories on Aug 21, 2008 at 6:39am
Paper Stories
  • Minted Apr 29, 2008
  • 98 Comments made
  • 1091 Votes cast

so what about people who don't have anything to do with Italy? seems like you have limited a lot of people from buying this.

Kristen Cox (aka The Future Mrs. Darcy) on Aug 21, 2008 at 7:50am
Kristen Cox (aka The Future Mrs. Darcy)
  • Minted Jul 29, 2008
  • 1 Award
  • 11 Comments made
  • 256 Votes cast

(Sorry if this shows up twice- I wrote it the first time when I wasn't logged in and it disappeared) In the contest descriptions both couples cited Italy as a big part of their wedding ceremony. I know everyone doesn't go to Italy or have Italian influences in their wedding but I think enough people do travel abroad and for those people something specific available that carries their memories of the trip is more special than only having generic choices.

Monica on Aug 29, 2008 at 11:04am

cute