What Is the Purpose of a Card?
There are many different types of cards that have their own unique purposes. For example, thank-you cards are specifically made to show gratitude to another party while comment cards are used to provide feedback on certain services or events. Each one has its own unique property that's usually based on the card's purpose. An example would be wedding invitation cards as the majority of those designed with elegant patterns and images.
How to Make a Simple Card
1. Understand What the Card Is For
You won't be able to properly make the card if you do not even know what it's for. Knowing what its purpose is will help you decide everything from the design to what information you should place. So are you planning on creating a beautiful farewell card for someone that's about to leave the country? Or perhaps you're making an ID card for all of your staff members? Be sure to figure this out before proceeding to the next step.
2. Know What Design and Layout It Should Have
If you want to make your card look good, then you'll need to carefully think about what kind of design it should have. Think of one that's simple yet creative in terms of how it looks. Also, you'll need to know what layout you should go for as you want to make sure that the card's contents are properly arranged. How you go about in both is entirely up to you as there's no standard that you need to follow. However, you can always download and make use of card templates that already have premade designs and layouts if you want to make the creation process faster.
3. Decide on the Font and Font Size
Both the font and font size will be determined by the type of card that you end up making. So let's say that you have to make a business card so that you can properly introduce yourself to potential clients. Standard fonts used would usually be Helvetica, Glasgo, Myriad Pro, etc. The font size for such a card would be around 10–11 pt. for the body text while contact information would be 7–8 pt. Much like the layout and design, there is no standard that you have to follow.
4. Consider the Information It Needs to Have
Even a simple card can contain a lot of information. So you need to make sure that you put in everything that the card has to display to the reader. Again, this is something that will be determined based on the card's purpose. So be prepared to put in details such as names, dates, and even addresses if they are absolutely necessary.
5. Check for Any Corrections
Before you print out the card, you'll need to check if there is anything that you have to fix. You'll want to go through the entire card and see if there are any grammar or spelling errors that must be corrected immediately. Also, check to see if all the information is there and that it's all accurate.