Making process of Art Trading Cards!
Trading cards are cards for viewing games that are intended for exchange (transaction) and collection of various types, and are made on the premise of being sold and distributed.
It is printed on vinyl-coated paper, and the size is similar to that of regular cards such as business cards. In general, dozens to hundreds of types of cards are made based on a specific field (sports, animation, idols, etc.), and they are often released as a series in the form of one or multiple card packs.
Perhaps because trading cards, as the name suggests, are based on the assumption that they will be traded with collectors, most products are filled with cards at random, so you do not know what cards are included or what they are about when you purchase them.
As a seminar assignment for my final master's program, I made art trading cards. This card was made more for promotional purposes rather than collectibles.
Below are templates for two cards I made based on letter size paper (8.5 x 11 inch). Cut 4 pieces like this and attach the front and back of each piece to make one. This creates a total of two cards. (You can download the template and use it freely)
Just cut it with scissors as shown below and laminate it so that a total of 6 sheets fit on one side.
On the front, I wrote the title of my painting and the story about it. On the back, you can see my website name (annakoh.com) and the full size of the picture.
I intended to open the side part so that my business card could fit inside the card. I believe that an artist's business card should be more special than other fields.
When people exchange business cards with artists, they also expect to see their paintings. I think this card-type business card is a good way to answer the public's curiosity.
Creating a unique and artistic business card that allows you to showcase your work is a great idea, especially for artists. It not only serves as a means of contact but also as a mini-portfolio that can leave a lasting impression on potential clients or collaborators. Here are some additional tips to consider when designing such a business card:
Myungja Anna Koh