How To Edge Paint Business Cards

How To Edge Paint Business Cards

So you want to know how to edge paint business cards? When is comes to business cards, everyone is looking for that little something to set their cards off and make them stand out. Edge painting businesses cards is a great way of introducing a jolt of color and adds extra interest to your cards. Unfortunately, having your cards sent to a boutique printer or finisher for edge painting can be time consuming and expensive. So, here’s a step-by-step guide on how I painted the edges of my business cards. Edge Painting Preparation Before I started painting my cards, I took the cardboard backer from an old note pad to use as a mat. I’d recommend using a sturdy card as a mat for your cards to sit on. Newspaper or wax paper is very thin and wax paper is not absorbent at all, so you’ll likely have a lot of wet paint or ink sitting at the base of your card stack while you wait for your painted cards to dry. Next, I knocked my cards into a block by holding them in a small stack (around 10-15 cards) making sure all my edges were as even as possible. This is probably the most important step. If you don’t get your cards knocked into a uniform block, chances are your paint will bleed and seep onto the faces and backs of your business cards. I set a scrap piece of cardboard on top of my business cards to prevent any paint from getting on the face of my top card. I also used the card to help me...
Free Social Media Icons

Free Social Media Icons

Here’s a set of free social media icons (with .psd file) that I recently created. Occasionally as a creative freelancer, there’s files that never get used. These kinds of files may be Illustrator graphics, PSD files that a client didn’t approve, or the likes that just never got to see the light of day for one or more reasons. I recently needed to create a few flat social media icons for a client project, some of which were used online, and some that weren’t. So, I figured I’d turn the icons into a set with the likes of Google plus, Linkdin, Dribble etc… then distribute them for free in the hopes that someone can make use of them. These social media icons come in three sizes (32×32, 64×64, and 120×120) are delivered in png format and includes the PSD file with smart objects and vector based shapes for you to easily edit and customize them for your exact needs. You can download these social media icons below. Download FREE...
Avoid Hitting The Creative Wall

Avoid Hitting The Creative Wall

Something that happens to everyone at some point in their life is ‘hitting the wall’ not in the literal sense, but the “creative wall” if you will. The expression itself may have a fairly diverse definition from person to person, but in general, for creatives it boils down to a handful of things that lead us to that creative barricade or obstacle we just can’t seem to overcome, or a problem we struggle to solve. So in this post I want to help address those obstacles and share with you how I overcome them, and how you can try and avoid them in the first place, because avoiding hitting the creative wall is a lot more efficient than having to try and overcome it. Prevention over a cure is what we’re aiming for. The best way to comprehend a problem is to break it down into smaller chunks and deal with those chunks individually. So first of all let’s look at a few common things that can force us into hitting that creative wall, then break it down from there. What can make us hit the creative wall? There’s a lot that can drive a creative professional speeding right into the creative wall. This is a brief list of a few things i’ve found myself dealing with in my freelance career, along with the steps that I’ve taken to digest and overcome them. Lack of inspiration Creative constraints Lacking confidence/experience External real life issues/influences Revision after revision, after revision… after revision, and more revisions… Sure, there’s always more that you could add to this list, but i’ve found that...