The business of a card holder

It has been a while since one of my children wanted me to make them something. In fact the last little pewter covered box I made at request had Pokemon on it and held an eight year old’s card collection.


So when my son asked me to make business card holders as an office gift I jumped at the opportunity to roll out the metal tape again.

I was under no illusion that it was my artistic prowess that prompted this request-I knew it was a purely cost effective decision on his part…seeing as this gift would be “free” ….

Because the resident handyman declined to make something as “fiddly” as a six slot business card holder I had to resort to the Staples acrylic version

and added a mdf panel for the back and base. To glam it all up I taped everything with metal adhesive tape, distressed it with a texture tool and painted it with black acrylic paint.

While the black paint was still wet I wiped it off and the residual paint in the textured areas gave it a nice patina.



I added some gold and copper leaf to the logo design and sealed all with clear, glossy spray lacquer.

I think I am back in the business of making custom art for family members…even if it is only because I am cheap… ; )

About elitiahartmetalart

I am a traveling Metal Art teacher and a compulsive craft explorer. My home studio occasionally serves as a dining room but according to my husband not enough dinners are served here...
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3 Responses to The business of a card holder

  1. Joy says:

    Wow these are fabulous Elitia! And I think you should bill said offspring for your wonderful time and talent!

  2. Myrna says:

    Wonderful blog. Love your work.

  3. Scott Kevin says:

    Nicely done!!! That ‘s what you call creative and wonderful talent.. Nice fabrication of metal and the most awesome card holder I’ve seen so far..

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