February 21, 2016
OK, so I’ve been blogging for three years now, I’ve won two national awards and I’m just about to go to my first blogging conference, so I thought I’d better get professional and get some business cards.
I spoke with the lovely people at Aura Print who mocked up some fantastic samples. (As someone who studied graphic design, I’d previously tried to create my own, but these ones were much better!) I chose to go with the ‘Impakt coloured core’ cards as they seem so striking. Each card is made of three layers, so the middle layer is a bright colour that can be seen on the sides.
Creating business cards can seem a daunting task as there are so many different options:
- What text should I include? (and what should I leave off?)
- What colour scheme should I use?
- Should I include a photo?
- How heavyweight and luxurious should my cards be?
I did a bit of online stalking to try to find out what other bloggers have on their business cards. I saw some beautiful examples, but most of them were by fashion bloggers, so in the end, I had to wing it a bit!
Anyway, I confirmed my order with James at Aura Print and then just had to wait for a few days for my order to arrive. When it did, I was really impressed by the team’s attention to detail:
When I lifted the lid from the box, I was greeted by pink tissue paper – it was like receiving a set of luxurious toiletries and made me feel that my business cards were going to be special.
Nestled in the box were three large packs of cards.
Don’t they look fantastic?
When I studied graphic design, we were told that good design was all about “crap”:
- C – Contrast
- R – Repetition
- A – Alignment
- P – Proximity
I definitely think these business cards fulfil that brief as the text is beautifully grouped together and the font looks stylish and modern. They’re easy to read and uncluttered (unlike my previous attempt). I’m also really impressed the thickness and quality of the cards. There’s a lovely sheen to the image, but they’re not too glossy. Thanks to Aura Print for providing me with some great business cards – if you’re after something a bit different, I’d definitely recommend them.