That awkward moment when I have been working on designs for my own business cards for a very long time. SO when I finally created these particular designs, I was so excited (if you check the folder I was working within- it’s at least 7 designs and another 5 in different colors, ha!). Let me show you around the mindset behind these pretties.
As you can see, my two main colors are different shades of purple and of course the use of black for emphasis and white in negative space. If you look closely you’ll see the black is only used in my full name. Behind it, the colors you see are the purples above, but there’s a texture in the brush pattern used which changes the opacity throughout it. Meaning the paint splatters are not one solid color and that the white of the paper shows through a bit.
“A handwritten note on anything whether it be a business card or a handwritten note- is more likely to be kept…”
This also happens when I use black for the text under my name “PHOTOGRAPHER | GRAPHIC DESIGNER | BLOGGER” because it doesn’t look black- or as black as my name. The opacity of that text is 73%, allowing some transparency creating an almost grey color. Doing this made it dark enough to be easy to read but not dark enough to take away from the significance of my name- and doesn’t look out of place. ALSO white space here is key, just in case you did want to add something like your personal phone number or something. A handwritten note on anything whether it be a business card or a handwritten note- is more likely to be kept than something not.
Overnight Prints provides a template to start off with so you know where to place your designs. All of the designing was done in Adobe Photoshop and then brought into Adobe Illustrator to vector the art. All that’s left to do is submitting an .ai file of the front and back images of the finished designs.
Why Overnight Prints? I’ve used them for a previous client and it was very well printed and good quality. I have been told to use Vistaprint– and do plan to try them in the future. I ordered 250, double sided, premium business cards (ideal for images/photography) with a satin matte finish for both sides. The price turned out to be around $35 and that’s including shipping and tax – not too shabby.
If you have any questions about the process please feel free to comment below or email me! Happy Tuesday & enjoy the cool weather. 🙂