Ultimate Business Card Design Kit: Tutorials, Templates, Tips & Tricks and a Showcase

by in Inspiration on 19th Dec 2012 · 1 Comment

Business cards are of paramount importance in their design and immediate impact on a potential client or customer. There are numerous 'gimmicky' ways to make your business card stand out in the crowd, but in my opinion, a beautifully designed standard-sized card is very hard to beat for a variety of reasons.

Here we are bringing you some tutorials for creating business cards, a selection of free business card templates, links to articles offering tips and tricks for business card design, followed by an inspirational showcase of 40 beautiful and unique business card designs.

Finally, there is also a bonus section with links to articles that offer tips for great logo design.

The Ultimate Business Card Design Kit: Tutorials, Templates, Tips & Tricks and a Design Showcase

The Ultimate Business Card Design Kit

Business Card Design Tutorials

We start of with a selection of tutorials offering some great techniques as well as lots of inspiration for business card design.

Creating a Dark Business Card
Creating a Dark Business Card

Cardboard and Torn Paper Business Card
Cardboard and Torn Paper Business Card

Design a Cool and Original Jeans Style Business Card
Design a Cool and Original Jeans Style Business Card

Create a Molten Chocolate Business Card in Photoshop
Create a Molten Chocolate Business Card in Photoshop

Create a Retro Inspired Business Card
Create a Retro Inspired Business Card

How to Create Old Grunge Style Print Ready Business Card
How to Create Old Grunge Style Print Ready Business Card

Making a Print-Ready Business Card Using Only Photoshop
Making a Print Ready Business Card Using Only Photoshop

Create a Slick Business Card Design with Stunning Typography
Create a Slick Business Card Design with Stunning Typography

PSD Tutorial: Design a Dirty Business Card
PSD Tutorial: Design a Dirty Business Card

Create a Stylish Business Card
Create a Stylish Business Card

Simple and Basic Business Card
Simple and Basic Business Card

Create a Grunge Print-Ready Business Card
Create a Print-Ready Business Card

How to Design a Business Card
How to Design a Business Card

Learn how to Create a Sleek Business Card
Learn how to Create a Sleek Business Card

Create a Movie Clapper Board Business Card
Create a Movie Clapper Board Business Card

Design a Patterned Business Card
Design a Patterned Business Card

Free Business Card Templates

Templates are invaluable time-saving assets for designing your business card. It is unlikely that you would use just one template 'as is', but mixing and matching elements from two or more templates can achieve the perfect result for your design.
Beautiful Nature Business Card Template
Beautiful Nature Business Card Template

Elegant Callout Business Card Template
Elegant Callout Business Card Template

Elegant Dark Business Card Template
Elegant Dark Business Card Template

4 Asian-Inspired Personal Business Cards Templates
4 Asian-Inspired Personal Business Cards Templates

Technix Business Card
Technix Business Card

A Business Card Template Pack
A Business Card Template Pack

Login Form Business Card
Login Form Business Card

Trend Business Card
Trend Business Card

Free Business Card PSD
Free Business Card PSD

Free Modern Business Card
Free Modern Business Card

Free Black Leather Card Template
Free Black Leather Card Template

White-Blue Business Card
White-Blue Business Card

Business Planner Card PSD Template
Business Planner Card PSD Template

Free Minimal Business Card Design PSD Template
Free Minimal Business Card Design PSD Template

Free Photographer Business Card Template
Free Photographer Business Card Template

Typography Business Card
Typography  Business Card

Business Card Template 1
Business Card Template 1

Free Business Card PSD
Free Business Card PSD

Business Card Template Construction Hazard Stripes Theme
Business Card Template Construction Hazard Stripes Theme

Modern Business Card
Modern Business Card

Tips and Tricks for Business Card Design

Here are the links to some articles that explain how to create an outstanding business card design for your business.

Showcase of Beautiful and Unique Business Card Designs

Here is a selection of successful and effective business card design for your inspiration, include die-cut and stamped cards, letterpress designs and standard size printed cards.

Label Business Card
Label Business Card

Miababy
Miababy

Creative Intent Business Cards
Creative Intent Business Cards

Metal Business Card
Metal Business Card

FLIP IT Business Card
FLIP IT Business Card

Webology Business Cards
Webology Business Cards

Letterpress Business Cards
Letterpress Business Cards

Nox Creative Calling Card
Nox Creative Calling Card

Social Vintage Business Card
Social Vintage Business Card

GAC
GAC

The Gamut Business Cards
The Gamut Business Cards

Typo Business Card
Typo Business Card

Silk Die-Cut Business Card
Silk Die-Cut Business Card

iPhone Business Cards!
iPhone Business Cards!

Mission Fishing Business Cards
Mission Fishing Business Cards

Nili Studios Nautical Letterpress Business Cards
Nili Studios Nautical Letterpress Business Cards

JB Mini-Business Card (The Pocket Card)
JB Mini-Business Card (The Pocket Card)

Creative Retro Business Card
Creative Retro Business Card

Kitty's Beauty Parlour Letterpress Business Cards
Kitty's Beauty Parlour Letterpress Business Cards

Creative Business Card 2
Creative Business Card 2

Letterpress Business Card for Photographer
Letterpress Business Card for Photographer

Line Pro Business Card
Line Pro Business Card

Name Card
Name Card

Business Card
Business Card

Tailored Shirt Die-Cut Business Card
Tailored Shirt Die-Cut Business Card

Paperplane
Paperplane

Maze Business Card
Maze Business Card

Brigada Creativa – Business Card
Brigada Creativa - Business Card

Studioish Business Cards
Studioish Business Cards

Deboss & Ink Letterpress Business Cards
Deboss & Ink Letterpress Business Cards

Business Card: Joonas Paloheimo
Business Card: Joonas Paloheimo

Gois Corporate Business Card
Gois Corporate Business Card

NationBuilder Pop-Up Business Card
NationBuilder Pop-Up Business Card

Mixtape Generation Business Card
Mixtape Generation Business Card

Box Office Business Card
Box Office Business Card

Mogibo Business Card
Mogibo Business Card

Transparent Colored Business Card
Transparent Colored Business Card

StockPodium
StockPodium

Garage Junkies Depot
Garage Junkies Depot

Tea for Two Business Cards
Tea for Two Business Cards

Bonus Section

Tips for Great Logo Design

So maybe now you are thinking 'Great, I know what kind of business card I want, but I don't yet have the perfect logo.' So here are the links to a few articles that offer tips and advice on how to create a logo that works for your business.

And finally, this article, 38 Awe-Inspiring Business Cards of Designers in the Community, will give you some inspiration from your peers.

Conclusion

The majority of business people at one time or another will need a printed business card to promote themselves and their services or products, and it really needs to make a lasting impression. The prospective client or buyer will put the card away as soon as you are out of the door. When the time comes, you need him/her to recollect your card above all others, so it is imperative to make an impact with your calling card.

Have you created an outstanding business card that you would like to share with us? Have these tutorials, templates, tips and inspiration helped you to improve or create your own design?

Please share your links and opinions with us in the comments section below.

Carol is a blogger and Photoshop enthusiast. She enjoys surfing the net in search of outstanding art, design and photography, and enjoys nothing better than sharing her discoveries through article writing.