Okay, I’ve had another round of business cards in my proverbial back pocket for WAY to long. It’s time to ‘release the kraken’. So here’s round 3 of the Bring It! Biz Card Inspiration series (links to round 1 and 2 at the end of this post)…
Great logo: (above) When it comes to business cards, if you have an awesome logo, you can let it do all the talking. Danae from GATHER and HUNT has a great logo. It’s one of my favorite business cards of this batch. You can never go wrong with letterpress.
Using Color to Represent your Brand: The Eulalie Handmade card is from a buddy in Seattle, Stephanie, who has a cozy scarf line. The neutral color feels super soft, just like her knit goods.
Another example of color use would be Megan from Not Martha. She keeps her business card design clean while adding a big color pop – her signature red.
Consistency: My friend Danni from Oh, Hello Friend always has pretty business cards, whether it’s for her blog or one of her online shops. You always know it’s hers. Her business cards for The Wanderlust (one of her shops) is super cute just like the rest.
Again, along the lines of consistency, the designs of these two cards (above) are in line with each company’s overall message. Side note: I met the editor of BobVila.com at the Delta Faucet blogger’s event I attended earlier this year. And I met photographer, Kimberly Taylor (above right), at an impromptu cupcake party with Melanie, Uncle Beefy, and Megan. Gees, I really miss Seattle sometimes.
Keeping it Simple: You don’t have overcomplicate things with a ton of informtaion on your cards. An email and web address are really all you need. In fact, you might be able to get away with just a URL. Once people get to your website, they can find the other things you’d normally include (email address, phone number, twitter, facebook, instagram, pinterest, etc). Satsuma Press is a good example of keeping things simple in the best way possible. I love the color combo too.
That’s it for today’s biz card inspiration. If you’re headed to Alt in January, you have about 4 months to get your cards ready. Still plenty of time – but it will creep up on you at the end, so I’d get it done soon if you can. I’m working on mine now and I can’t wait to show them off next year.