First off, thank you all so much for weighing in on our Remnant logo decision. By far the most votes went to #3 and 4. Which was funny because #3 was my favorite and #4 was my least favorite! We still might use #4 for a few other pieces, especially since it's the same font, but I love the boomerangs so we went ahead with this design.
We had the BEST experience with getting a custom stamp made from Atlas Stamps here in Portland. I emailed the design to Atlas and he had the custom stamp ready the very next day for only $27! A steal! I had a huge fiasco the last time I tried to have a custom stamp made through a vendor on etsy, it cost $40 and it took litteraly two months, and there is a section that doesn't stamp cleanly. So after that experience, I couldn't be more thrilled with this new experience and I highly recommend Atlas! You can also order online!
On to the DIY! If you are looking to make new business cards, but don't have the money to do something special like letterpress or custom printing. Embossing your cards is a great and easy way to make lots of business cards for not much money. I choose black and white because I love how sharp the white looks on the black card!
- Business Cards: I bought these a Paper Source to save time. I could have cut all of the cards from 8.5x11, but I wanted to make sure that they were perfectly straight and I currently don't have the time to do that. They are $2 a pack of 25 cards, not to shabby. I bought four packs to make 100 cards
- Custom Stamp: from Atlas stamps $27
- Embossing Powder: $4.75
- Heat Tool: I have one on hand - ($25)
- Versamark Stamp Pad: on hand - ($8)
Total: $40 for 100 business cards - (if you don't have a heat tool and stamp pad - $73)
*Tip: Flick the back of the card with your index finder to remove excess powder! *
Hold the heat tool 2-3 inches away from the card, watch closely as the powder melts. Once all of the powder has melted, allow the image to cool for 30 seconds. Viola! You have an embossed business card!
I hope that you enjoy making your own business cards! If you use this tutorial, please add a pic to my flickr pool! I'd love to see your own creativity!