What better option that a Victorian business card holder, when you are looking at adding that soft, classy feel to your office? You can keep a Victorian business card holder in your office, or carry it along with you too. This kind of a business card is very easy to make, and you can make one for yourself as well. The tradition of Victorian business cards goes back to the Victorian period, when it was a norm to give out calling cards to those neighbors, families, and friends who people used to visit.
Everyone in the family had their own card, back then. During those days, it was a part of the custom to announce the arrival of a new born by means of a calling card. The cards back then were beautifully designed too, with a dash of feminine touch, and quite some floral details. Having a business card these days is important for your business. You can make Victorian card holders from a Victorian tea cup. The Victorian craft ideas are unique, and artistic, and can be put to good use when you are making business card holders for storing your cards. Outlined below are the steps for making Victorian card holders on your own.
To begin with, you need to get hold of an antique saucer and tea cup. This should not cost you much, provided you keep your eyes open to grab a nice, artistically designed saucer and cup at your local store. The next step is to create your own container. To do this, you can use floral gum or a two part epoxy. What you need to do is, attach the tea cup strongly to the saucer. Then, allow it to dry. If you are using a two part epoxy, then the cup and saucer would be glued rigidly, and it would be a permanent thing. If you do not wish to have this on a permanent basis, then you can use floral gum to stick up the saucer to the cup, as floral gum would cause a temporary bonding.
After the cup and the saucer have been stuck, you need to select floral moss, along with your personal choice of washed flowers, or dried flowers in such colors so that it coordinates well with the pattern that you have on your teacup and saucer. After this, attach the flowers and the moss which you have selected. Then, by means of a hot glue gun, stick up a layer of floral moss so that it provides a bed sort of a platform for the dried flowers that you have got. Once this is done, start attaching the dried flowers on top of the bed of moss in a design that you would like it to be. Let your creative juices flow here! Use as much of design as possible. You can put small ribbon roses, rose buds, dried grasses, small silk flowers, and whatever else your imagination and artistic sense permits!