Letterpress Business Cards

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you may have got a sneak peek of my new business cards yesterday.  In all of my 7 years of working as a graphic designer, I was never able to convince my clients to go with letterpress.  It's an ancient printing technique but I think they are so classic and I LOVE the feel of debossed fonts on a thick piece of card stock.  Ahhh...a graphic designers dream I tell ya.  What can I say, I have a thing for fonts and pretty paper!  So with Blogpodium coming up as well as tea with Sarah, I decided to treat myself!

I'm a fan of minimal design but still wanted my card to stand out so I went with gold foil text and painted edges in gleaming pink.  I love how they add colour to my desk and they look so pretty tucked in my wallet.  I was originally going to go with black painted edges and I'm so glad I went the pink route.  They're so much more cheerful!

The lovely people at Cotton Paperie did a fantastic job in such a short timeframe.  I literally could not sleep last week because I was afraid the cards wouldn't ship on time or they would get held up at customs. Also, I'm pretty sure their entire staff knows me now since I called like, every day.  I'm NOT even exaggerating. Well, they pulled it off and I couldn't be happier!  The quality is fantastic and I highly recommend them.  If you want to see more of their work, you can check out their website here.  Check out the labels on their boxes too, so darn pretty:

So what do you think, folks?  Would you do letterpress? And who's going to #Blogpodium?  or tea with #SarahRichardson?  Are you ready?!

Have a great day everyone.  xo