Work It! DIY Dip Dye Business Cards
Is getting your act together on your 2015 to do list? Perhaps you’re hoping to start your own side business making something you love. Or just feel like generally sprucing things up on the business front! As much as everything has gone digital, beautiful business cards are still a highly coveted item. Gold foil details, letterpress type and even confetti are all fair game. As part of our #31DaysofDIY series, we’re going to show you how to create your own Dip Dye Business Cards in a few easy steps.
No idea what #31DaysofDIY is? It’s a brand new tradition here at Brit + Co that’s all about kicking off 2015 right. We’ve challenged ourselves to make or learn something new every single day for the month of January, and we’re inviting all of you along for the ride. From DIY basics like Sewing 101 to learning to design and laser cut our own stencils, we hope this month of making inspires you to make all year long.
Tools + Materials:
– Rit Dye
– card stock or business card stock
– inkjet printer
– scissors, xacto knife or paper cutter
1. Mix up a batch of dye. We used 1 tbsp Rit dye plus 1 1/2 cups hot water.
2. Fold your card stock paper in half.
3. Dip the un-folded edge of your paper into the dye 1/3 of the width of the business card template. Dip again 1/4 of the way, and then 1/5. You want to create an ombre design with the dye.
4. Let dry. Then flatten your paper overnight in a stack of heavy books.
5. Print your business cards using an inkjet printer.
6. Use scissors, an xacto knife or a paper cutter to cut out those cards. Hand ’em out!
We went with blue and red dye — you know we love it.
Mix up a batch of dye. We used 1 tbsp Rit dye plus 1 1/2 cups hot water. Then, fold your card stock paper in half. Time to start dipping.
Dip the un-folded edge of your paper into the dye 1/3 of the width of the business card template. Dip again 1/4 of the way, and then 1/5. You want to create an ombre design with the dye.
Let dry. Then flatten your paper overnight in a stack of heavy books. Print your business cards onto your newly dip-dyed paper using an inkjet printer. Use scissors, an xacto knife or a paper cutter to cut out those cards. Hand ’em out!
How fresh are those?
Ever made your own business cards? Share photos of your creations to Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter using the hashtag #31DaysofDIY. We’ll feature our favorite projects and makers throughout the month of January here on Brit.Co.
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