Thursday, May 3, 2012

Construction business cards

Excavator business card sample
A yellow excavator on a construction site
For smaller companies with an excavator for landscaping, installing septic tanks and general building work, to larger companies with more machinery or plant hire, these cards feature yellow, red and blue excavators, one in the process of demolishing a house. For builders and roofers, a roofing card showing a section of roof trusses, and for plant hire, a red and white tower crane on a building site with an excavator on the reverse. I've included these templates as 'rural' as there are plenty of one-man businesses with a digger who do all sorts of land clearing and trench digging work & drainage
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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tulip business cards

Tulips come in a variety of colours - pink, purple, red, white, orange and yellow, and shapes from formal bedding types, and frilly peony flowered to botanical species tulips. They make ideal and colourful business card templates for a whole range of businesses including florists, gardeners, plant nurseries and specialists in spring and summer bulbs. Here are some, including some named varieties such as tulipa pulchella China Coral, Apple Blossom & Pink Beauty, as well as a revised tulipa acuminata. Tulip Horticultural business cardPurple tulips Horticultural business card templateTulips Horticultural business card zazzle_profilecardTulip Horticultural business card zazzle_profilecardTulip Horticultural business card zazzle_profilecardTulips business card zazzle_profilecardTulips business card zazzle_profilecardTulips business card zazzle_profilecardChina Coral tulips business cardTulips business card zazzle_profilecardRed Tulips DSC0794 zazzle_profilecardTulips Chubby Business Card zazzle_profilecard

Monday, April 23, 2012

Some vintage tractors

Vintage or antique tractors are very popular with smallholders and collectors, so of course there is quite an industry for spares and repairs. All of our equipment (except a rotovator) was secondhand - baler, spinner (free), cutter, the previously mentioned tractor, an ancient but solid wooden trailer with hay ladders, and a lovely little folding harrow for 50 euros - I say little, but it weighs a ton! It's not surprising when a new small square baler costs 16000€ and a good secondhand one is a tenth of that! So, for all those lovely suppliers of spares and implements, here are some business cards just for you!
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Farrier and horseshoeing business card templates updated

My print on demand range of farrier business card templates has been updated again, with some new horseshoeing designs, including photographic, graphic design and vintage styles. The photographic cards show close-ups of a shoe being nailed onto a hoof and a red hot horseshoe being hammered on an anvil, as well as a vintage photograph of a village blacksmith in England. Some have a horse's head inside a horseshoe, and variations of the horseshoe on different backgrounds. I have split these into two collections shown below, with the horseshoe designs on the right.

Farriers and horseshoeing business cards Farrier horseshoe business cards

There are several with a minimal amount of information and a blank reverse (to leave space for writing appointments etc.), but also in versions with address and other details on the back. All of these cards have templates to personalise them with your name, address and other details.

If you have any special design requests, please do contact me through the "ask this designer" link to the right of each card when opened. There is no charge for simple design or colour changes!

Basketry and canework

Do you make cane or wicker baskets out of willow or ash, woven rush or reed mats, restore traditional canework chairs? Or perhaps you run courses in these crafts. Here is a new set of business card templates to help you promote your industry or trade. Except for the woven basket photo on a dark background, all of these are digital designs. The woven matting cards have an overlay of bamboo leaves in colour, which would be equally good for dealers or makers of Asian style goods, and the others show different types of cane splint weaving.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rural business cards on the move!

I've decided to move all of my business card templates into a new store, Rural Business, partly as I was finding it hard to find my own cards! Now I hope it's better organised and easier to find subjects. So far there are categories for agriculture, antiques, blacksmith & metalwork, botanical, carpentry, cattle, construction, farrier, fish and fishing, forestry, fruit and vegetables, equine, insects, poultry, stonemason and veterinarian. There are more categories to follow, but any that are missing can be found at my original store, ruralfrance, and all of the old links will still work. Here are some of the new or revamped cards, I will post some from each section in the coming days. First off is agriculture (part 1). These are designed not only for farmers, but farm supplies or agricultural contractors. The first cards show a modern green combine harvester, a harvester, baler and tractor & trailer, and a tractor with a trailer collecting cut grass for silage. The next three, a lone ear of barley or wheat standing up above the rest of the crop - I thought this might be a good image for soil analysts, but I'm sure it could be equally good for other rural businesses. Then, an image of a modern crop sprayer attachment, perhaps for fertiliser or other agricultural chemicals, and a cutout of a modern tractor and plough from the rear on a light green background.
Combine Harvester business card profilecardAgricultural contractor business card profilecardGreen tractor trailer business card profilecardBarley business card template profilecardAgricultural crop sprayer business card profilecardAgricultural machinery business card profilecard
Next is the popular field of maize card - a landscape with a close up of maize or corn plants in the foreground and rows of the crop in the background against a showery spring sky and misty trees, then two new versions of a red tractor plowing (ploughing), a close-up photo from the rear with the plow or plough turning the soil.
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Following on, are six photos of a vintage tractor (ours, in fact, an International Harvester 523), with a yellow Rivierre Casalis square baler in the process of collecting and baling, one with a line of bales behind, and an old red spinner or tedder, in action with the tines throwing the hay into the air. Another is in action cutting the grass in our paddock for hay in a pretty rural landscape, and harrowing a field in winter. These are cards that could be used by smallholders, hay sellers or vintage machinery dealers and repairers.
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