Monday morning I woke up early and decided to use the time to design my business cards for BlogHer09, which I will be leaving for early Thursday morning (eep!)
I knew rather than design and buy a business card that had photos of projects I have created, I wanted something that stood out in terms of texture in a person’s hands or stack of cards. Something that would look like torn cardboard and would speak of my craft, frugal and DIY style.
I threw out all I knew about graphic design, which is nothing, and used two fonts to create a simple layout and printed it from my inkjet printer on brown kraft cardstock (nornally used for rubber stamping projects). I used a metal ruler to tear against and was completely fine with the idea that each card may be sized differently.
This project probably took about one hour to 90 minutes to complete because I had all the supplies on hand. I am not sure how to factor ink costs, but the kraft paper cost about $0.12 per sheet.
Yes, being done on inkjet it runs the risk of bleeding, I fully expect business cards to hit the recycling bin after one connects through blog, email or Twitter. Or maybe I am in that frame of mind because I am not a card (or clutter) collector!