Looking for clean, unique ideas using design elements that fit together well.
This may be an engraved metal (stainless or black) card. Or it might be a paper card (possibly embossed or letterpress/debossed -- I like texture). Not sure yet, but would like to see options for both paper & metal cards.
The seals/stamps I uploaded for "Other Files" are a possible design element, probably for the contact info side, maybe as a watermark-style treatment. I think the best seal to use is "BEWARE OF THE CLUNKER".
METAL CARD: please keep in mind that gradients & shading are not possible. However cutout, custom card shape, engraving, & colors within the engraved areas is possible. See MyMetalBusinessCard.com (go to Portfolio -> Stainless or Black Metal).
In the "Other Files", I really like the camera card with the custom shape. That's really neat. I also like the _idea_ of the custom-shape car card, but overall I think it looks too slick.
PAPER CARD: I really like texture (see our website, especially the site header with the tire tracks) & especially text with the stamped look. Don't go too far though, I also think it can look messy if overdone or overused.