This blog is dedicated to my Zazzle shop, Pam's Designs and my Squidoo lenses,
Best Business Cards Online and Best Wedding Invitations

In this blog, I will go over my experiences in creating my Zazzle store and my Squidoo Lenses.
I will also post some of my favourite design pieces.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Elegant Grey, Teal Blue, Beige Rock Texture Business Cards

Law Business Card Blue Grey Monogram Rock Texture

One of the most unique images I have ever acquired is from a rock face on Lake Matininda in Blind River, Ontario.  It's exceptionally special as you can only get to this location by boat.  There are mountainous tree filled ledges and the odd tree growing out of the rock face.  I'm amazed that these trees can grow so big with so little soil.  The lake is amazingly blue and clean.  But my favourite part is the amazing rocks from that remote rock ledge.  They have incredible colour.  There are purple greys and teal blues, with bits of beige brown.  The colours swirl together to make an incredible, natural texture.  This great natural design makes the most amazing business cards that really stand out.  Here are a few of my favourites. Notice how the last one has different colours. It is the same image, but the colours have been altered to make a cool grunge effect.

Spa & Salon Business Card Monogram Grey Plaid RockReal Estate Agent Business Card -Gray Blue BlackInterior Decorating Aged Gray Rock Business CardFashion Designer Business Card - Silver Blue RockFamily Dentist Business Card - Tooth Grey & WhiteBusiness Card - Grey & Black Grunge MonogramGrey Teal Rock Realtor Realestate Business CardMonogram Beige Turquoise Engineering Business CardInsurance Broker Business Card - Rock TextureWedding Event Planner Business Card ChandelierGrunge Hair Stylist Business Card Black Yellow

Monday, November 7, 2011

Stylish Calling Cards - Grunge Overlay - How to make it

Here is a fun design.  I love the grunge effect.  It's stylish and modern and I love the randomness of it.

Here are a couple of examples some grunge style calling/business and white - grunge - calling card- business cardpurple - business card - monogram - grungegrunge business card - monogram - business card - black and whiteteal - turquoise - business card - calling card - small business card - grungeSo, how do you make a cool grunge effect?

First, you need a texture to draw from.  You can make your own by taking a picture of something with texture, such as a rock and importing it into a photo editing program, such as GIMP, which is free and extremely powerful.

Next, use the select by colour tool .
Choose a texturous part of your image and click.  If you are getting too much or too little selected, simply adjust the threshold accordingly.

.  Once you have selected the portion of the texture that you want, copy the selection (ctrl+c), open a new layer (the white button on the bottom left) and paste your selection on the copy (ctrl+p).  Then, click on the eye beside the original image to make it disappear.  To make your selection grayscale, click on colours, then desaturate.  You can also give your grunge layer a bit of transparency, so it blends into your background better (in the layers dialogue, make sure the grunge layer is selected, then move the opacity arrow to the left).

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wedding Planner Business Card - Black White Grey from

wedding planner business card - business card - business cards - party planner - florist - vintage - grey - black and white

Here's an elegant vintage style business card. It features beautiful swirled vines in grey tones. I love the vintage feel of this business card. It really works well with the elegant swirled text.

I think it's neat that you can take the exact same card, make a few minor changes and it completely changes the feel of the card. Here is another version of the same card, with a fun, whimsical feel.

fun - whimsical - business card - child care - daycare - teacher - florist

Holiday & Christmas Photo Cards, Invitations, & Post Cards

Here is a nice selection of Christmas and Holiday cards from Pam's Designs.  You can see a large selection of her other cards at the Pam's Designs' Zazzle shop.  These designs are completely customizable and are shipped right to your door with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  Simply swap out the templated information for your own and you are all set.  You can even move designs elements, change fonts and colours by clicking on the CUSTOMIZE IT button.

Merry Christmas - Family Photo Card - Teal - SnowflakesHoliday Party Invitation - Teal & Gold OrnamentsMerry Christmas - whimsical - Two Photo Card - White - Blue - snowflake
Happy Holidays - Family Photo Card - Mistletoe - Holly
Whimsical Christmas Photo Card Teal Snowflakes Dot
Happy Holidays - Family Photo Card - Barn Board
Happy Holidays - Family Photo Card - Teal - White - Plaid
Happy Holidays Photo Card - Red White Snowflakes Invite
Merry Christmas Family Photo Card - Snowflakes
Happy Holidays Family Photo Card -Purple - Victorian
Happy Holidays Family Photo Card - Pink - Black
Merry Christmas - Holiday - Family - Photo Postcard
Seasons Greetings - Holiday Family Photo - Postcard
Seasons Greetings - Holiday Family - Photo Postcard
Seasons Greetings - Holiday - Family - Photo Postcard
Wedding Invitation - White & Gold Snowflake Scroll