DIY Gold Dipped Business Cards

» May 7th, 2014 «

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If you read the blog on the reg (p.s. THANKS for that, love you all!), you probably know that I recently attended the RewardStyle blogger conference aka #rStheCon in Dallas, TX. While there, I collected business cards like it was nobodies business, literally– I came home with enough to go out & buy a full blown Rolodex & fill it up completely. Speaking of, I’m actually looking for a Rolodex on Amazon as we speak. Organization is my life.

Back to the point- being a blog & graphic designer for my company Blog-Doo, I don’t just look at a business card & see a name/number/website. I study the design, the thickness of the paper, the shade of white, whether it’s matte or glossy, & any other design element that stands out to me.

Ever seen American Psycho? You know his obsession with business cards? Yea, that’s me in a nutshell (strictly in regards to biz cards!!!).

So anyways, the hot trend that caught my eye was colored borders of business cards. Super bright pinks, matte pastels, & my fave- metallics. Since I already have all my cards printed, I decided to DIY ‘em up w/ a little midas touch. It was a superrrr simple project, & now my cards are all sparkly and beautiful.

I love love love ‘em, & hope you do too ;)!! Enjoy. 

xx, E

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++ Supplies: your business cards, spray paint of your liking, rubberbands or hair ties.

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++ The How-To: Tie off your cards with rubberbands super duper tight lengthwise & spray around all sides with your spray paint. Let dry. Now, switch the rubberbands so they are tied around the cards in the opposite direction & spray the edges again with spray paint. Let dry, remove the rubberbands, & voilà– mission complete.

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13 Comments on DIY Gold Dipped Business Cards

  1. Courtney V BENTLEY
    05.08.14 at 4:55 am (6 months ago)

    Woah so amazing, I should totally do this and make mine hot pink :) Thanks for the idea!

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    • Erica Stolman
      05.08.14 at 1:14 pm (5 months ago)

      Hot pink looks great!! You’re welcome :)

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    • Erica Stolman
      05.08.14 at 1:14 pm (5 months ago)

      Isn’t it cool?!

      Reply
  2. Sara Kashlan
    05.08.14 at 8:21 am (5 months ago)

    Seriously obsessed with this idea. Amazing, thank you!

    Reply
    • Erica Stolman
      05.08.14 at 1:13 pm (5 months ago)

      You’re welcome :) !!

      Reply
  3. Meghan Silva
    05.09.14 at 4:56 am (5 months ago)

    Totally going to try this out on my cards. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    • Erica Stolman
      05.09.14 at 11:40 am (5 months ago)

      You’re welcome!! Let me know how it goes :) xo

      Reply
  4. Alphagraphics LaGrange
    05.12.14 at 12:27 pm (5 months ago)

    that’s really cool I hadn’t thought about using spray paint on business cards. It had a really unique effect on them I like it.

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    • Erica Stolman
      05.12.14 at 1:47 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks!

      Reply
  5. Gary Stein
    06.02.14 at 3:05 pm (5 months ago)

    That ‘Midas Touch’ makes your business cards looks so official! Spray paint is a great idea. Thank you!

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    • Erica Stolman
      06.02.14 at 4:14 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks Gary :)

      Reply
  6. Kevin Davis @ Alphagraphics
    08.15.14 at 10:48 am (2 months ago)

    Great ideas. I’m really impressed with the contrast the gold edges gives to a simple black design.

    Reply

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