The issue of business cards has come up several times in the past few months.
And by several times I mean twice. But saying several makes me sound much more in demand.
The minimum print quantity for business cards (500) would be ridiculous, and since handmade business cards are quite The Thing these days I thought I would give it a try.
Then I remembered an image of an invitation in a graphic design book — a transparent yellow envelope stuffed with confetti (See Left: New Millenium Greeting by Nassar Design, as featured in One-Color Graphics: the Power of Contrast, Rockport Publishers, Inc. 2002).
I couldn’t find transparent yellow envelopes in the right size, but the Paper Source sells a glassine variety. They are so cute and precious. They make me want to start a stamp collection!
The confetti is just some cut up shreds of tissue paper that are sealed in the envelope with a smear of a glue stick. The envelope is transparent and there is no need to ever open it –the recipient can read the text through the glassine as is. No mess. The confetti moves around when you shake the card, but it can take a little effort if the envelope is overstuffed. Next time I’m sticking to sequins.