Wednesday, October 10, 2012

letterpressed and edge painted business cards

Sometimes you get a client that wants everything you want -- and that is a wonderful blessing. I had so much fun working with the ladies of Events Luxe in St. Louis on their new business cards and note cards. Their name says it all: they're an event planning company that creates gorgeous high end productions, highly detailed and bursting with customized concepts. I LOVE that their new business cards reflect just that.

I worked with Mama's Sauce to make these cards and so enjoyed the process. They're one of the nicest printers I've ever worked with and were always on the phone discussing nerdy printing specs and paper textures with me (so of course I love them).

We added in some bright chartreuse edge painting for a fun pop of modern color on their otherwise simplistic business card. A blind letterpress pattern on the front gives them a luxurious texture without the visual clutter. Their "el" logo on the back, which was originally conceptualized as blind letterpress, gets a little glam with some ivory foil. I had never seen ivory foil before, but it's gorgeous! It's got a wonderful sheen without the metallic of silver, and gives more depth to the card than a matte white foil or clear gloss would.
Some luxe business cards were paired with digitally printed A2 folded note cards that the ladies are packaging with gorgeous plum envelopes.

1 comment:

  1. wow so beautiful and clear business cards..i wish to design Plastic card that look like that.