DS has been home for a bit, preparing for a number of things – some shoutcasting at Insomnia and a gig at a tournament in Transylvania (seriously – I couldn’t make it up) in the short-term, job interviews and potentially getting his own business off the ground – so it’s been all about suit shopping and website building and (my part) business cards.
We had two designs. You’ll see which we picked but curious – which one do you like better?
So having gone to all the trouble of printing and hand-cutting business cards, I had t then figure out some way for him to carry them. I had made him a phone case so I went looking for a good business card case tutorial. I found this one but as I had no fabric stiffener I had to alter it in a fairly major way to make it work and not be too thick. I managed it and really like how quick it is and how cute, but I am still trying to sort out the measurements.
The red and dotty one started as a 9 x 7 inch piece, the madras one as 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 and the green one 7 1/2 x 5 1/2. They all fit a UK sized card but the green one not a US sized one – and it won’t fit many. I am not sure I like the hair band as the clasp, since it is kinda bumpy. And since making these I thought of a couple of modifications that will make it all a lot easier. But I need some supplies. Lucky DD and I are popping in to town for a movie and I can make a quick dash to the fabric store and get hat I need (I hope!)
So in the end we went with the left design, but altered to be on white (good thing too, cause printing a back background sucks printer ink like MAD) and I used a corner chomper to make them a bit more distinctive
I so wish I had a die to cut and emboss the edges rather than cutting by hand. No matter how precise you try to be there are always teeny tiny variations. I experimented with one of my oval dies and I like it, but DS thought it was a bit too artsy fartsy, and hard to fit in a wallet. Lucky he only needed 20 to walk around with, in case he needed to hand out details. Next time he can order them!
If I manage to decide on the perfect size and the best fastener I’ll share my version. Right now, the sunshine is calling for towels to get hung out on the line and DD and her movie-day date with Mom awaits….
30/08/2015 at 6:03 am
I liked the first card too, but I really loved how you rounded the opposite corners! Wow – it made all the difference and so so unique. Now, to go look up Outplay Academy….