save the date cards - Ornamental

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An ornate crest frames the couple's initials in this Save the Date

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save the date cards, ornament, ornate, baroque, illustration, hand drawn, detailed, formal, traditional, script, fancy, classic, save the date, photo card, kelly schmidt, kelly schmidt design

colors shown:

ivory, black

fonts:

adelicia, engravers, caslon

design inspired by:

Non Foil-Pressed Save the Date Card

submitted on:

Sep 17 2017

Edited on:

Sep 27 2017

average score:

3.07

comments:

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save the date cards - Ornamental by Kelly Schmidt

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Kelly Schmidt on Sep 27, 2017 at 10:13am
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I realized that the type isn't centred correctly. Centred version, as well as navy and gold foil version below.

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Melanie Kosuge on Sep 27, 2017 at 4:36am
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This is gorgeous, Kelly! Both colors are beautiful, but I'm leaning toward the ivory... it's so classic, and works well with the feel of your design :)

AK Graphics on Sep 27, 2017 at 6:36am
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A but only by a hair! The blue is gorgeous too :)

Basil Design Studio on Sep 27, 2017 at 6:55am
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They are both so gorgeous, but I still vote for the navy.

Lea Delaveris on Sep 27, 2017 at 8:17am
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They're both great. You can't go wrong! I voted B because I think it will stand out just a little more.

chocomocacino on Sep 27, 2017 at 8:40am
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I like both!! But I picked B, just bc it will stand out more...

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Everett Paper Goods on Sep 26, 2017 at 5:02am
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I voted B, but it was between B and C. Now that I'm looking more, I'm almost drawn more to C, but I don't think you can go wrong either way. I prefer the serif font - it competes less with the (gorgeous, by the way!) crest.

Lea Delaveris on Sep 26, 2017 at 6:29am
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C for me. I think with the initials at that size, it makes a little more sense to say "save the date" under it with the names smaller. At least that's the rationale in my head haha

AK Graphics on Sep 26, 2017 at 8:48am
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I love option A - but maybe only one monogram letter (last name) in the crest? If I was going to have such a beautiful monogram on everything I would want it to be for our last name :)

chocomocacino on Sep 26, 2017 at 9:08am
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All of them are good, but I picked C, it seems more balance. Second choice A

Debb W on Sep 26, 2017 at 9:23am
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This is wonderful, I love the elegant feel, Kelly! I chose C. The script names on A take away from the crisp botanical wreath. On C, since the couple is highlighted with initials at the top, the variance of having save the date the next bold text has a nice rhythm. (Yes, I really looked at this a few b/c is is awesome!) ;)

Lisa McLean on Sep 26, 2017 at 10:02am
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Soooo torn between B and C but I think I agree with Lea about the initials and names. The crest and colors are GORGEOUS.

Laura Bolter Design on Sep 26, 2017 at 10:47am
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C! Lovely!

Abby Reid on Sep 26, 2017 at 11:11am
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I liked the script handwriting to personalize the card ... but I see I was in the minority ..;) ~Abby

Carolyn Nicks on Sep 26, 2017 at 2:11pm
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Beautiful, Kelly! I chose B, with C as a close second :)

Leah Bisch on Sep 26, 2017 at 2:20pm
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I LOVE C! This looks so fantastic Kelly!

Kimberly Morgan on Sep 26, 2017 at 3:24pm
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Going with C, but really , I feel like the large type is competing with your pretty wreath/monogram. Maybe scale it down?

Neeta Sawhney on Sep 26, 2017 at 3:27pm
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I like C because of the breathing space it is very classic and elegant. Just my suggestion

Erin Deegan on Sep 26, 2017 at 7:31pm
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C is my favorite.

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Kelly Schmidt on Sep 17, 2017 at 8:00pm
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Last poll for colour, thank you all!

Leah Bisch on Sep 17, 2017 at 8:13pm
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Love the classic/vintage feel of the black on ivory. A for me! :)

Leah Bisch on Sep 17, 2017 at 8:15pm
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Also, I'm not sure if you need the names in such a large script. It competes a bit too much with your gorgeous monogram at the top. Maybe just a simple serif for the names?

AK Graphics on Sep 17, 2017 at 8:19pm
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A for sure! Love

Amy Payne on Sep 17, 2017 at 10:16pm
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I chose B but A is great too. I agree with Leah - I might like to see the names in a simple serif font so the top can be the focal point.

Susan Moyal on Sep 18, 2017 at 9:50am
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A then B for me ...This is beautiful!!

Carolyn MacLaren on Sep 18, 2017 at 1:51pm
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I really like the subtle texture in C :) But all are pretty!

Ashlee Townsend on Sep 18, 2017 at 8:27pm
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Such a stunning design overall, but I love that navy background.

Jennifer Postorino on Sep 19, 2017 at 5:24am
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the navy is beautiful! B for me :)

Cassandra Imagines on Sep 19, 2017 at 6:04am
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It is lovely in any color, so this was tough. I went with A however, because it has the best contrast.

Katie Zimpel on Sep 19, 2017 at 9:10am
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I love A. It just goes so beautifully with that photo.

Basil Design Studio on Sep 21, 2017 at 6:34am
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I chose B. Even though the classic look is so beautiful too, I feel that the navy and gold match the style of the couple a little more and gives it that evening elegance appeal.

Beth Schneider on Sep 25, 2017 at 10:11am
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This is gorgeous, Kelly! B for me. Love the gold impact.

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