DIY Edge Painted Business Cards…


DIY-edge-paint-business-cards-lapinblu diy-edge-painted-business-cards DIY-edge-painted-business-cards Happy Monday folks! So, Blogtacular was pretty darn awesome!!!!…I made it on the trains, found my way about & had a great time meeting & chatting with such lovely & amazing (mostly) ladies, and being utterly inspired by all the awesome speakers – don’t know what all my fuss was about really!

In the meantime, I wanted to quickly share with you the DIY edge painted business cards I did for the weekend (they were so easy to do)…

I used:
\\ clamp
\\ sponge brush
\\ acrylic paints
\\ cards (I use

1// I lined up the cards really tight & smooth by pushing them down on the table & at the same time, against a thick book so that both horizontal & vertical sides lined up together (this is the most fiddly & hardest bit as you don’t want any dips which will cause smudges on the front/back of the cards ~ it needs both hands, hence no pics!)
2// I then clamped the cards to keep them place. I’ve seen it suggested that a rock or tin can would work, but I didn’t feel this held everything in place enough…
3// I painted the edges using the sponge brush & then left to dry…
4// Once dried, I flicked the cards to unstick them & then went through running my thumbnail over the flat side, front & back on each card, to scrape away any small areas where the paint had slipped & to smooth the edges.

Voila! I also did my mini cards which I’ll be using as swing tags in future the same way, and I was really pretty chuffed with the results…what d’you reckon?

For more ideas on creative cards, you might like to click here.

Comments (13)

  1. Heather

    I’m so glad I met you at the weekend, but sorry we didn’t get more of a chance to chat. Hopefully we’ll cross paths again soon! I loved your business card packs and you have succeeded where I failed miserably. I tried to paint the edges of my cards too, but I used spray paint and the paint bled onto the cards and the cards stuck fast together. I obviously should have used a sponge brush instead. At least I’ll know for next time! x

    1. sarah-lou - Post author

      So glad to have met too, and yes, it would have been lovely to chat more…have to arrange some sort of get together when you back from your travels (sounds so exciting!!) sponge brushes are the way forward!! xx

  2. Ruth

    They look great! I was at Blogtacular too but sadly didn’t meet you (I think we follow each other on twitter). Where did you get your sponge brush? I’m pretty sure I need one of those in my life! x

    1. sarah-lou - Post author

      Thanks Ruth! Ah, Twitter, I haven’t quite got the hang of it yet so I tend to ramble about alot!! The brushes were a set from HobbyCraft x

    1. sarah-lou - Post author

      Hi Tina, fiddly to get started but otherwise, yes, easy & effective. Love your colourful ones, would look good with red/blue edges? Xx

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