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« on: February 24, 2006 11:08:36 AM »

I am new to these forums and just love them!  However, they are really taking me far away from what I do.  Oh well...

Anyway, I hate my earcards and hate the way my display looks when all of the cards are together.  I have spent so much money on these things, then to get them together and look dull.  I have some photos of some of my stuff along with the hated earcard.  I make sterling silver jewelry mainly, some beading but not much, more set stones.  I have been fairly successful at the two shows I have done, but still don't have that professional edge on the display.  Help!  

Thanks for your help.
Barbara


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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2006 12:16:43 PM »

ARe the cards thick?  You could do a quick wash of watercolor on the cards.  Vary the colors a little, and the display will look more broken up  and less repetitive.
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2006 12:39:48 PM »

They are made out of card stock.  Water color is a good idea, I'll have to try it to see how it looks.

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2006 12:56:25 PM »

can you maybe do the next set in differant colors of cardstock?  (I agree with the watercolor wash idea though, for the current batch, and you might be able to do washes that co-ordinated with your work)

The graphic text is fine it's the plain, no texture, no colors card.

Can you afford something like a handmade paper?  Something with lavender or rose colors might be nice.

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2006 07:08:23 PM »

I think they would look really great in that thin plasticy stuff with quality print on them.  Maybe its just the photo, but the print looks a bit too light, like someone selected "fast print" on their home printer. 

And if the edges were rounded off.  but of course all that will cost $$$, so if you don't have it now maybe in the future (my moto LOL).  Otherwise I really like your stuff.  Maybe adding some color to the typeface as well?  Or a bit of metalic color. 

I used to work in a print shop, so I could go on all night about ways to make it look even more awesome, but I am going to stop now.

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2006 07:21:07 PM »

Depending... when I was at the craft fair, some lady laid out little muslim bags with the earrings on top and a card (like a tag!) attached to the drawstring of the bag.  I thought that looked nice.
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2006 11:06:05 AM »

I found my biz cards look 1000% cooler when I take my corner rounder and cut two opposite corners off (I mean top left and bottom right). I love that shape.

Perhaps round 3 corners and punch a hole in the last sharp corner and pull a little organza know through it.
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2006 04:47:21 AM »

And if the edges were rounded off.  but of course all that will cost $$$

You can buy corner cutters from any scrapbooking store/section. They punch just like a hole puncher, and I think, would give the cards a more profesional look.
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2006 01:11:05 PM »

Thank you for all of the advice, I have someone else trying to help me with the logo, but I like rounding the edges, I bought a spiral punch, but didn't even think about a corner punch. 

Thank you!!
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