Guess who just got in their fancy new boat cards??? And we LOVE them! So we’re sharing them here on the blog of course.
“Boat card? What the heck is that?” …you (non-cruisers) may ask. Well, cruisers exchange boat cards. Or so we’ve heard (we are not “official” just yet). And if you don’t have one to hand back, you’ll get funny looks.
They pretty much serve the same purpose as corporate business cards, but with boaty info instead…think boat name, boat make, crew members, email address, website, etc.
Even though we aren’t officially cruising, Jereme and I have both encountered numerous situations in the past few months where having a card totally would have come in handy. We’ve met so many awesome folks down at the Naples City Dock and elsewhere who we would’ve loved to give one to… I’m kinda sad we didn’t make these sooner!
Being the creative one on this ship, designing our boat cards was right up my alley!
I tried to keep our card design simple yet bold (or so I like to think). I really wanted our faces and our beautiful boat on the card somehow, but (surprisingly being the photo geek I am) did not want to use an actual photograph. Instead, I had a super talented artist on Etsy create a digital illustration for us. I loved the illustration so much, I ended up designing two very similar card styles — one with the illustration of us, and the other with just the boat. They’re pretty much the same layout, just with certain information moved around a bit.
We had our cards printed on matte card stock with rounded edges through one of the professional labs I use for my photography business (only because its super easy for me to order online through their system and I know the quality of the product I’ll receive). And, we are thrilled with the way our cards turned out!
Now, we just need to start cruising so we can hand a few out! 😉
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