I love the idea of having a tiny art portfolio that can be carried in my pocket. Moo cards make that possible, as you can have up to 50 different designs on one side of the card, with one on the other. I don’t know where else you can do that. It seems pretty amazing to me.

In the past I’ve tried Moo’s standard matt cards, and also their mini cards, and I have to say that I have l really loved them. But when it came to getting some new ones I was tempted by the new recycled cotton cards they were advertising, made from white cotton t-shirts. Hopefully good for the environment as well as made of the same fibres as some of my favourite watercolour papers. So I took the plunge, and I’m really pleased with the results. 

The colours are good, and in the video you can see how close they are to my originals. Of course that is also influenced by the way I have scanned and adjusted the colours in Photoshop to make them as close to the originals as possible. The paper has the same feel as my sketchbook, with a lightly textured surface. The card is nice and thick, and doesn’t bend. It feels solid. There is also no shine on the cards – exactly like my sketchbooks. 

I’ve made a short video reviewing them, as I couldn’t find anything relevant to myself as an urban sketcher. Our needs are quite different to those of most businesses. I hope it is helpful to you. Please let me know what you think 🙂

PS: I forgot to tell you how to get to Moo!  http://moo.com and then it will no doubt redirect to the appropriate website for your country. Have fun!

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12 Comments

  1. Susan Snyder

    This is really helpful. I also am a fan of Moo cards, and would like to have my next go-around on this paper. What type of scanner do you use for your artwork?
    Thank you for doing this video.

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    • Helen Wilding

      Thank you Susan! The scanner I use is an Epson Perfection V370 Photo. The main attraction to me was that the lid could open flat. I scan at 600dpi, and I almost always have to adjust the result in Photoshop to keep the vibrancy of the originals. It takes a while but is well worth it.

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  2. Dena

    This is fantastic. I was in process of ordering from Moo but has no idea i could use my multiple pieces of art on an order. Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this. I’m so excited now!!!!

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    • Helen Wilding

      Dena you’ll have great fun deciding on which pieces to use – after all how could you just choose one?? Thank you and ENJOY!!!

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  3. Debora Missoorten

    Wauw these look really wonderfull and a very interesting idea too being an artist myself I love it , thanks a lot for sharing !

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    • Helen Wilding

      Thanks for your feedback Debora. Yes, they are great cards for artists 🙂

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  4. Karen W

    Thanks for sharing this. What a wonderful idea! I might have to look into that myself. 🙂

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    • Helen Wilding

      Even if you don’t ever use Moo it is still fun to check out the inspiration on the site. Lots of interesting ways to use the cards 🙂

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  5. Delores

    What a fabulous idea! I love your tiny portfolio on business cards!

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  6. Claire mcFeely

    This is so cool! I’m so glad you shared your experience. Your art is gorgeous. I’m going to make my first 2018 personal goal to work up my own set of 50 of my images for cards this year. Thanks for the idea and inspiration!

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    • Helen Wilding

      Here’s to a successful new year’s goal then – and lots of fun in making that tiny folio!

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