greeting card - Holy Cow!

Tags: greeting card, holy cow, cow, city, birthday, birthday wishes, happy birthday, moon, stars, flying cow, modern, cute, handrawn, illustration.

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Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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comments from Oma:

A super cute cow and funny Birthday Wishes is perfectly suited for any age.

tags:

greeting card, holy cow, cow, city, birthday, birthday wishes, happy birthday, moon, stars, flying cow, modern, cute, handrawn, illustration.

colors shown:

blue, white, grey, yellow

fonts:

Penelope Anne, Futura

design inspired by:

Birthday Card

submitted on:

Feb 17 2013

Edited on:

Feb 20 2013

average score:

3.21

comments:

4

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greeting card - Holy Cow! by Oma N. Ramkhelawan

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24th and Dune on Feb 21, 2013 at 9:09pm
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love the changes but i agree with Phrosné about the border, i don't think you need it, i think having just the blue bkgrd will help your adorable art stand out.

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Feb 22, 2013 at 1:40am
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Thanks Jenny, will work on omitting the border.

Stellax Creative on Feb 23, 2013 at 7:35pm
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This is great! Love it!

Giselle on Feb 25, 2013 at 11:36pm

hey! having this in sweeter, lighter colors may appeal to me more. just my opinion. but i love the idea. so fun. i'd just like to see more options. good luck and happy designing!!

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Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Feb 17, 2013 at 5:35pm
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Carol, fixed the kerning and also reduced the size. :) Thanks

Kampai Designs on Feb 18, 2013 at 1:17am
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Love it!

Brie Zacher on Feb 19, 2013 at 9:41pm
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SOOO DANG CUTE! Great JOB!

iamtanya on Feb 20, 2013 at 12:01am
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love your idea and illustration style :)

Phrosne Ras on Feb 20, 2013 at 5:20pm
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So awesome Oma!! Can i add my 2c if you dont mind. I love all the changes! How about if the space at top and bottom of dashed white lines are the same? Or even lose the top dash? I would also love to see it without the border and just the plain blue background. Your illustration is just too cute for words!

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Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Feb 17, 2013 at 9:42am
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Thanks for all the input so far. Shifted things around a bit and tried to make verything fit better in the space ... let me know what you guys think now.

Chris Griffith on Feb 17, 2013 at 11:29am
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Oma, love love love wider!

Carol Fazio on Feb 17, 2013 at 1:00pm
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Oma, this is SO cute! Love all the changes you've made to get you to this point! Love that angelic cow!!! I just might tighten up your kerning between the L and Y in HOLY. They feel really far apart. I might also reduce the size of your entire design a couple of % so there's a little more air top and bottom. Otherwise, I think this is so sweet!!! Was also thinking maybe you could do a version without the cityscape and the cow larger? Just a few thoughts...

Coco on Feb 17, 2013 at 1:48pm

love love love!

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Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Feb 17, 2013 at 5:50am
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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No sure if my typography skills have improved ... comments and suggestions welcomed!

Giselle Zimmerman on Feb 17, 2013 at 6:06am
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This is just super CUTE Oma!!! I feel like like you could loose the striped background and make the whole card the navy blue with the white edge like you have it now in the middle. Make that beautiful illustration and typography your focal point ! This is really darling, I smell a winner already ;)

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Feb 17, 2013 at 6:11am
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Thanks Giselle. I did have the blue straight to the end in my original sketch (sample attached) but it felt too heavy. What do you think?

Giselle Zimmerman on Feb 17, 2013 at 6:37am
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Hey Oma, both are beautiful ! I just personally prefer you stretch it out and make the illustrations the focal point. I now see that for you to be able to that, you would have to make everything bigger, because now everything is stretched out in the centre. That's why it is too heavy in your sample below. I suggest you play with it, and maybe other minties can help out too. Either way, this is too darling to go wrong anyway, good luck !

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Feb 17, 2013 at 6:53am
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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I guess I'll keep working on it until I figure it out Giselle! Thanks!

24th and Dune on Feb 17, 2013 at 8:11am
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what if you omitted the skyline and bleed the moon off the bottom edge a little? Since the font is thinner you could go over the moon with it? I agree with Giselle though about making the illustration the focal. It is darling!! Another option is to go horizontal, keep everything as is and add a photo to the side? I'd say play around with it a bit, i can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

Chris Griffith on Feb 17, 2013 at 8:52am
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The cow is absolutely adorable! I think your typography is just fine. Really cute entry.