DIY Gold Edge Business Cards

September 12, 2013

DIY Gold Edge Business Cards | Sarah Hearts

I am so excited to launch the new site design and branding for Sarah Hearts! A big thanks to my talented husband for coding my design and making everything work. And a big thanks to him for the new layout of the category pages. Have you checked them out yet? You totally should. I’ll wait…

Ok, welcome back. As part of the new site launch I also wanted to update my logo. I created the old logo in college when I first launched Sarah Hearts, which was a long time ago. I’ve been wanting to update the logo but hadn’t come up with anything that I loved. So I went back to the drawing board again and again and finally decided on the logo you see now. It’s a cleaned up version of my handwriting, which was my favorite thing about the old logo.

New branding means new business cards so I ordered up a batch of luxe Moo cards and added a little DIY spin on them. I spray painted the edges gold and added a little gold metal heart to the back. I wanted them to hint at my crafty skills and attention to detail while still being clean and professional. I just finished gluing the hearts on all of them and I’m so happy with the results! I used a slightly different menthod for painting the edges and it worked so much better than my first go around. Thanks to the talented Jordan Smith who came up with the idea of using rubber bands while we were nomming away at sushi the other day.

DIY Gold Edge Business Cards | Sarah Hearts

DIY Gold Edge Business Cards | Sarah Hearts

DIY Gold Edge Business Cards | Sarah Hearts

1. Start with super thick business cards. This is integral! If they are too thin you won’t notice the edge painting. Divide the cards into neat stacks of about 50 cards. Place a couple rubber bands around them and then realign the edges so they are square as possible.

2. Spray two , even coats on the edges that are not covered by the rubber bands. Allow them to dry. I’m impatient so I only waited about 10 minutes. If you’re more patient than me it’s probably better to wait around 20 minutes.

3. Rotate the rubber bands 90 degrees and spray another 2 coats on the other 2 sides. Allow them to dry completely then bring your cards indoors and carefully separate them and place them on a table, not overlapping. I covered my desk with paper to protect the surface because the gold paint will rub off a tiny bit at first. Allow them to dry overnight to make sure the paint cures a bit and you’re done!

18 Comments

I love the new design! Your husband did a great job developing. It seems like having developer husbands always works out. :P I can’t wait until my new branding is complete. I absolutely adore this DIY. It’s super cost-effective. What’s paper weight did you use for your business cards? Business cards for me are more than overdue!

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Angel Y.

Sarah, the new branding is beautiful! I love the simplicity, simple-chic design always makes me swoon. And the category pages are great! So cool that you can pin directly from there. Go husband! :)

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Marlene @ Jade and Fern

Thanks so much Angel! Developer husbands are the best, right?
The cards are 30 pt matte stock. I highly recommend them!

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Sarah Post author

Love the new site and biz cards!

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Carmen

I love the new site. I need one of those coding husbands though. That could come in handy. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of those new business cards.

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Jeran

What a wonderful idea! I wouldn’t think of spraying the gold myself, I would probably ask the printing house for a gold paper.

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Karina

I love the Moo biz cards. I’ve been wanting to get some of their luxe double thick cards. Spray painting the edges a metallic color is a stroke of brilliance.

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Susan

Love this!!! So creative! May I ask what you used to make the little gold hearts?

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Amber Z

    Thanks Amber! I purchased the small metal hearts from an Etsy shop.

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    Sarah Post author

Hi, Sarah I’m just in the process of trying this out and I was wondering whether you had to do something to stop the paint form coming off afterwards? Or is there a particular spray paint that you used that doesn’t come off? :)

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sai

    I have only tried this with Valspar gold spray paint and have found that they do rub off a bit. A lot of people recommend Montana spray paints so I would give those a try. You could also try spraying the edges (when they are all stacked up) with a clear, acrylic varnish. You can find these at most art supply stores.

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    Sarah Post author

Great work! About DIY business card, I writed a post on my blog…:
http://theolefiles.blogspot.it/2014/02/biglietti-per-tutti-parte-1.html

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Ole

These are stunning!!! How did you do the gold hearts?

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Sophie

    Thanks Sophie! I bought these small metal hearts and used super glue to glue them to the back of each card.

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    Sarah Post author

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