After working on the proof for hours over the timeframe of a month, I uploaded the completed card to the website where I was going to order. The site warned me the image was too pixilated. I could have used it, but I balked.
I bought another picture. I worked hours on it. But when I keyed the info into the new template from the business card site, I again received the message about excess pixilation. I had to use the entire picture, which kept putting my name at the bottom of the card, across her attire. I decided I didn't want my name in that precise spot.
I had to change the card again, and then I used the full image which was quite clear. At this point, I'd worked almost five hours that morning on the design. I pushed the buy button.
When I received my much anticipated cards, I was happy--until I opened the box. If at first you don't succeed, sometimes it's best to give up.
At first glance it's a naked upper torso, and then when you look closer, past the nakedness, you see my name. Oh, that's so me. I should have stuck with the blurred pixilated image.
My husband looked at it and said, "You're writing for women, you should have used a picture of Michelangelo's David."