Friday, April 8, 2011

The Task of Creating the Perfect Business Card

With all the event planning I'm involved in outside of work, I was long overdue to have a business card. It's a bit of a daunting task to create a calling card, a reflection of yourself on a 2" x3" piece of paper, not to mention the choices . . . fonts, paper, logo, name. Well, I decided to ask co-worker and designer Laura to help me out. I told her that I love those old-timey sewing labels that you can have personalized, but at the same time didn't want a card that felt dated or too kitschy. Decided on just plain ol' Dawn Gahan with my contact information.

Laura pulled through in a big way, creating 5 different cards, all the same but in different colors. And the back of each is a solid field of the font color on the front. From there I sewed fabric on the back of each and trimmed with pinking shears. I adore how the color peeks out from underneath the fabric; such a subtle but careful detail. These fabrics are what I had on hand, but plan on looking for lots more. Each card is different, I can customize with the event in mind (for instance, a flannel with pastel animals for a baby shower).

Love them, Laura!!!!!



8 comments:

chloegoth said...

So much fun!

You are a seriously awesome client (and so easy to work with)!

Kb_Mal said...

They look great - I'm so impressed. Laura is the bomb!

Katy
www.savvyinthecity.com

Claudia said...

great idea, Dawn! Very, very cool and so you!

xo
Claudia

SarahD said...

Precious Dawn! Love them!

Ashley said...

Um hands down the cutest and most creative business cards I've ever seen.

Elizabeth said...

Those are SO cute, I love them! What a great idea and look.

Mahmood said...

Its nice and good way for business advertisement. This is very good and useful. i will also us this tips in our design thanks for sharing.
Plastic Business Cards

Allison said...

Ok, I am way behind in reading your blog, but I just had to comment that these are fabulous!!!

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