I got my (dead cheap) cards from VistaPrint and, it seems, my background was removed. I have no idea why…odd really, not that it’s terrible, I’ll stick with all-black, blacker then black, the depths of black…duh duh duhhhhh! (click to see them and my original design…)
This is what they look like:
And this was my original design:
It’s an A* search in the background (from an app that came up on AIGameDev.com)
Oh well! If anything, it’s a lesson to me to brighten up backgrounds/make them so they can’t monochrome it or whatever they did (I notably did use the correct base template and YMC colours). Also; comments are welcome – since I’m not any kind of artist, I’m happy to say that aspect can be criticised as much as you like 😉
For information on business cards, I found some helpful stuff on Darius’s site, and the IGDA forums. Recently, Brenda Brathwaite posted currently 3 parts on business cards (after I ordered mine) called “Newbie Advice: Get your business cards for GDC now” (good advice), “Business Card Titles: The Dark Truth About Student Business Cards” and “Glossy Fronts, White Backs”, and another to come I think.