January 23, 2009

Marketing

I decided to take advantage of Overnight Prints' offer of 100 free postcards to design some marketing material for Mark's business.


Cicada Studio created the header

I like the cards I designed for him much better than the cards I designed for my biz...wish I would have found that font for mine.

Photos on my card by Philip Clayton-Thompson

Back of card:

Speaking of marketing the biz, today is the day I'm decorating the table for the Chamber of Commerce event I posted about here.

Both the postcard and my business card will be incorporated in the design...


T. Kimberlyn Designs created my biz card

wish me luck!
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Finished display at event center




45 comments:

moxylyn said...

These are really nice! I do like the font but the first thing I notice is the awesome photos. I like the Damask style to your business cards too!

High Desert Diva said...

Thanks!

Mark & I took the photos for his cards, but all the photos on my cards were taken by Philip Clayton-Thompson of Blackstone Edge Studios. The back of my card has the photo credit listed. I'm going to find that image file and post it, too.
Terrea from T.Kimberlyn.etsy.com designed my biz card.

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Actually, I think the font on your card works better than the other would have. The "script" works so well with the flow of his iron working. Your card is already very visually "busy" with the density of the photos and I think the strong, clear typeface is a good foil.

But maybe I just want you to stay happy with your cards as they are!

Your table will shine!!

Elizabeth said...

Both cards look pretty super to me.
Always something rather exciting about getting something back from the printers.
Congratulations.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I think they both look great, the font you chose does well in the smaller space. Good luck with your event, I can't wait to see the final pictures.

Debra said...

Good Luck....you will do great!

Great cards.

Lola Enchanted said...

Sending you *~LUCK~*!!



Enjoy your weekend!

Alissa said...

Wow, Char, those look great! And what a good deal. I might have to look into that too! Between you and Mark you guys have a knack for everything you do!

Golden West said...

Thanks so much for the tip - am going to try to get in under the wire today with a card for our vintage ornament business! Your cards both look outstanding. Good luck tonight with the table!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Wishing you the very best of luck - the pictures on your card tell the whole story and the simpler, elegant font is important to that! (Did you know that any Sans serif style font is also far easier to see for anyone older/with eye sight issues?)

Victoria said...

I think it all looks wonderful and very professional. Good luck and have fun with the table decorating! (Don't forget your business cards!)

Sweet Repose said...

I too love the damask look of your cards, it's a very profession style...and Mark's cards give a hint of what he's capable of..I love them too, you guys did a great job with the photos too.

Good luck with the table design, I can't wait to see all the shots and hear the comments...yippee...you go girl!

Sarah McBride said...

those are fantastic!!
good luck on the marketing. i dfont think you will have any troubles though. Everything you touch is beautiful!!!

Allie said...

Good luck and I love the designs for both the cards! I especially like the metal peacock.

willow said...

Classy!!!

Susan (Green Chair Press) said...

The card looks great! Like you I used the free postcard offer to finally design a promo that's been on my to-do list forever.

jewelstreet said...

I like both of them! Good luck today!

shiborigirl said...

I agree - both cards are beautiful! You husband's is bursting with his creativity (all the colorful, bright, imaginative photos).

And yours - I can't see how I'd change it. The wallpaper border at the bottom is very understated and classy, and the logo is marvelous. I think your font says "classy" as well.

Kate

Teri said...

I like both cards, and also think the font on Mark's cards goes well with the curves of the iron work, and that your font fits just right with the more formal style of your photos.

Wishing you success and lots of compliments on your table today. Can't wait to hear what transpires.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance

Jenny said...

Those are great!

I may just check out Overnight Prints... I'm a Vista Print girl and have never had any problems but maybe I'll cheat on them... :)

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Your cards are beautiful! I always notice photos before font, so I wouldn't stress about that :)

I hope you're the belle of the ball at your event today! Good luck!

XUE said...

Wishing you lots of luck!

Linda Sue said...

No worries! These cards are beautifully representational of your fine work...well done, you!

Peggy said...

Oooh, the font enhances the ironwork. How nice! Regarding your table decoration, knock 'em dead, Diva!

littlebyrd said...

GOOD LUCK! I like both your cards - they look great. The photo detail on the back is a nice touch.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Everything looks great! Have fun today!!

nichole said...

They look great! Love them.

Side note: Never change your avatar ... the crown made me smile!

time-worn interiors said...

I think the font on his card goes with the curves of the Iron Treasures he creates.

Good luck!

Theresa

Jeanne said...

Great cards!

Karen from A`Musements said...

Love your card and the pictures of the event are WONDERFUL!!! So glad you posted the pictures of your final design... VERY nice, Diva!

SweetPeaSurry said...

I love both cards, but someone commented earlier that they thought the script would make yours too busy, and I think they're right. You're work speaks for itself, so everything else should be subdued!

On the table, I was squinting past yours to see some of the others, and I think yours (from what I CAN see back there) looks the most professionally put together. The best of luck to ya!!!

T. Kimberlyn said...

C-

I absolutely LOVE your table design.... The color scheme is great..and I love how you utilized the entire set up, including the chairs and by using the umbrellas for visual interest.

GOOD LUCK!!! *you won't need it*

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Good Luck!!! Posted my trailer pictures!!! ~Maryjane

M.Kate said...

The cards are very beautiful and classy and that table is so oriental, I love it :D

Rosebud Collection said...

Great cards and wonderful job on the settings..Beautiful..

Haute Country Vintage Co. said...

Lovely cards, something on my to-do list as well,lol. The table turned out gorgeous!!!

Cicada Studio said...

The display turned out wonderful! How did it go over?

Nice card, too- I should consider a postcard, too.

Mom in High Heels said...

Your table turned out great! I like the way you re-did the umbrellas. I hope you get lots of business out of it!

Hey Harriet said...

I really like both cards. That's a super fab table design. Love it!

Pagan Sphinx said...

What a fun job you have! The tables look beautiful!

fly tie said...

great job on it all!

i definitely would have loved to be sitting at your decorated table. it's so inviting and fun.

Jenn said...

Oh Charmaine everything is just gorgeous! I love the layout of Mark's cards, his bold header at the top and then the softness of the font provide the same balance as his pieces. Must look into that postcard deal for my own biz, thanks for sharing the info!

Your cards (biz & marketing) came out great as well. Your designs are amazing & it will be great getting them in front of a large group of people.

The table, I am in awe. Simply such beautiful work. I am dying to read about how it went!! congrats on being included and for pulling together such a fantastic tablescape.

chelsea said...

I would have pushed people out of the way to sit at your table. Clearly the superfun party table- looks gorgeous! Way to rock those parasols!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the table design!
Your graphic design looks good too!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I have been waiting to see this. I love it and it's even better than the mock up you showed us! Look at all the boring tables around it! Jen