You what’s one thing that’s also VERY important when you join craft fairs/bazaars? Business cards. And do you know how long it took me have official ones printed? TOO LONG. As in “after five fairs/bazaars” long. I used to give my customers sheets of paper home-printed with my contact details. Oh, the shame!
Okay, there is a reason for the delay in printing the official business cards. Make that about a dozen reasons. I had no idea whether I wanted to represent Bored & Crafty or the handmade shop, Thimblecap. And don’t get me started on the design, font, background color, and layout.
It only took me over a year but I finally had some made. I love them; so crafty and cute.
The upper part of my business card showcases a painting by the boyfriend. The original can be seen in one of our bazaar displays HERE. It is too large to scan; to be able to work with it digitally, we took a nice photograph. We erased the wood background on Photoshop:
I played with the placement and colors of the business card before I settled with the vintage-looking final design. Because I am the biggest noob that ever noobed, this took me about three days. I change my mind a lot.
We couldn’t bring the painting above to our most recent bazaar so the only way to go was to make a tarpaulin. A tarpaulin can be rolled while a painting can’t, you see. I did the design myself and yes, this took me a gazillion years, too. But once I settled on the vintage label idea, things fell into place. The inspiration were deliciously darling packaging of vintage sewing supplies. You know, those cute packaging for needles, sewing machine oil, etc.
The background is Pantone 7475 C because my tarp has to have a background in the teal family. It’s imperative.