Well, our endless wedding designing continues - we're currently deciding on our paper choices and making our PDFs look perfect (as seen above). We'll probably be finished with the final draft of the first set of designs tomorrow, which is exciting. We've calculated the cost to order paper and supplies to do the sample prints - let's just say paper isn't cheap! We'll be selling sample prints on Etsy so people can buy them to see if they like them before throwing down a huge amount of money on a whole order.
In the meanwhile, we've been coming up with more business card designs! We're trying to continue creating new content even while designing all of the wedding stuff that won't be up and listed for a few weeks. It's a fun time crunch, since we have custom orders to fill as well! Of course, you'll never hear us complain about being busy! Just unorganized. We got a nice dry erase calendar that makes everything a lot more clear.
One of the ideas we've been meaning to try out for a while is combining watercolor and letterpress. I played around with some on these business cards to get some ideas that are easily reproducible.
We're going to offer some version of this - light watercolor across half of the card. I think it looks nice with this design but would also look really good with our "mid century" (Futura) cards.
Some of the tests along with our new design (which we have available for sale sans paint)
I like this one a lot. It's not watercolor - it's gouache. Gouache (pronounced gwaash) is kind of like an opaque watercolor. There are lots of super bright colors which would look nice on business cards! The only problem is that you have to paint it before they're printed because it's too opaque to do afterward like watercolor.
We're also going to do watercolor wedding invites, journal covers, and stationery. I'm excited - it looks so nice and has a really unique feel to it since each one is different.
Anyway, that's it for now - we're doing more business cards tomorrow and then we have a whole lot of scheduling to do on our new calendar.