khains got their new card or invitation by running a design contest:
Design Nutcracker Ballet Greeting Cards
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Entertainment & The Arts
We are a publishing company located in Northern Michigan. We focus on coloring books for grown-ups as well as dance-themed items.
What's your vision?
I am looking to award more than one winner in this contest. I am looking for a series of Nutcracker-themed greeting cards. I am looking for detailed designs that are black and white so that they can be colored. (Think coloring book for grown-up but on a greeting card). The idea is that someone could buy this, color it for a friend, and then give it to a friend or they could give it to the recipient and the recipient could color it. I am looking for images that are immediately recognized as Nutcracker. (Clara, A Nutcracker Doll, The Party Scene, Sugar Plum Fairy, etc). They will be standard greeting card size: 5-1/4" x 7-1/4". It is not necessary to have a salutation on the front of the card unless it ties into your design or plays on the Nutcracker theme. Also, because I am looking for multiple designs, please feel free to submit more than one entry. Ideally I am looking for four designs per set of cards, so feel free to submit four entries that go together as a set. (Obviously each design of that set would be named a winner if I were to choose all four of your submissions.) Obviously I'm looking for cohesiveness within the packs so multiple entries are encouraged. Please message me if you have questions. **UPDATE 9/7** Thank you to everyone who has submitted designs. There are some really wonderful interpretations coming through. I just wanted to reiterate that I am looking for different images to represent the Nutcracker ballet (not just the Nutcracker himself). Feel free to google Nutcracker to view other characters, but I would love to see submissions that represent the party scene of the various other characters like the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Rat King, The Cavalier, etc. Buyers of these cards will be looking for items that go beyond just the nutcracker himself. Also please make sure that the elements you include in your design have relation to the Nutcracker ballet (in other words, if you include something in the design, it should be obvious why it pertains to the Nutcracker). ***Also a note for final files: if your design is chosen I will need final files sent as pdf at least 300 dpi.***
While I want these to be detailed, I just want to be clear that they shouldn't be too intricate that they can't be colored. I have attached a sample to give an idea of what I'm looking for.
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