|Project by Elwood89||posted 08-29-2012 04:28 PM||3354 views||49 times favorited||18 comments|
It was time to update the business cards and I thought that wooden business cards for my woodworking would be neat so I began an Internet search. ...long story short, why pay someone to make them, when I can make them myself?
Thanks to Blake for his post.
I bought a customized rubber stamp from iPrint.com. An Internet search for iPrint coupon codes revealed a coupon code (35SHIPCS) for 35% off and free shipping! So, for $18 I got a customized rubber stamp, an ink pad, and refill ink. With unlimited scrap wood, I can make an unlimited number of cards.
These first few are made with Ovangkol sapwood scrap. I didn’t put any kind of finish on the wood. The ink didn’t bleed and it dried fairly quickly.
So far, I love the results.
These are about 2mm thick. Ovangkol is a pretty hard wood, it would take a lot of effort to bend these. I could see strength being an issue with softwoods and/or thinner cards.
-- Elwood, making sawdust in Germany, http://www.AnsbachArtisans.com