I love MOO. I’ve ordered their mini cards twice already and I absolutely adore them. This weekend I am going to a handmade festival, so I decided to make a couple of DIY business cards for myself. This is a little show and tell of how to make mini or regular size cards of your own.
After ordering a stamp with my logo and name on it, I was ready to go. I also gathered a couple of other tools: watercolours, watercolour pencils, heavy watercolour paper, brush, x-Acto knife, cutting board, ruler, black stamp ink and a jar of water.
Your personal stamp
It’s a good idea to have a stamp with your logo and name on it. You can always use it to make business cards, for playful packaging or just for fun. It’s relatively inexpensive item to add to your branding tools and it comes in handy in many situations. If you prefer you can print and cut your cards instead.
Painting your cards
After cutting my mini cards (2.75” x 1.10”) I carefully stamped them and let them dry. My ink is black, non-waterproof stamp ink, but you can choose any stamp ink you find suitable. Use your favourite drawing materials, anything you feel comfortable with — after all it’s all about your identity. I used watercolour pencils on heavy watercolour paper for the first batch of cards. Avoid applying water on the whole card because it can bend slightly.
There is no limits to what you can do. Each card can be a tiny unique piece of art. MOO has the awesome printfinity option, so if you really love your handmade cards, you can scan them and print them all!
These are some of my DIY business cards. They are cute addition to my MOO mini cards, so I think I’m ready for the handmade festival. Have you ever made your business cards instead of printing them? Do you like the idea of having a stamp as an addition to printed cards?