In preparation for Blog Podium, I thought it was time to get some business cards made for the design/blog aspect of my life. In spite of the array of beautiful business cards available on Etsy, I couldn't seem to make a decision. And then I stumbled on Paper Sushi. Jennifer makes business card STAMPS. Ohhhh, do I love a stamp. And gorgeous handwriting. If you're in the market for any kind of stamp, I highly recommend Paper Sushi - I had such a great experience.
I picked up an ink pad from Michael's - Color Box Pigment Archival ink in Black. Be warned, this ink takes FOREVER to dry. While at Michael's, I also grabbed a stack of 12x12 kraft card stock. This is thick card stock - almost like cardboard. The sheets of card stock are typically 99 cents, but I lucked out and caught a 4-for-99 cents sale. Each sheet made 18 business cards (with a little leftover). Then, I took the card stock to Fedex and they used their fancy cutting robot to cut the sheets to business card size for me, which cost approximately $9.
Stamping them all was a little tedious. After all, I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to these things, and I wanted the stamp to be perfectly centred. Plus, the ink took ages to dry (overnight).
I LOVE the result though. Exactly what I was hoping for. Simple but unique.
What do you think?
P.S. I'm not the only business lady in town ;) My fave designer lady, Sarah Richardson (WHO I GET TO MEET TOMORROW!!!!!) has a new show premiering tonight on HGTV! You know I'll be checking it out.