One boss strongly recommended embossed cards; what I have been doing is attaching Vistaprint cards to MagnaCard magnet backings, both of which options seem to get attention. I've seen one design gallery at least demonstrating the almost infinite flexibility of embossed cards. My boss referred to his cards, which had letters embossed into the surface of the cards, as "Secret Service" cards from James Bond movies that glamorized them; however, a search for "Secret Service cards" turned up people selling official-looking business cards to people in the Secret Service that would leave me to expect confusion if a civilian asked for one of their badged cards. A search for "embossed cards" turned up a gallery for inspiration, among other things, but none of them seemed to match my boss's plain white rag paper card with impressed letters. (My cards with magnets also seem to draw attention.)
I would like a card that, perhaps with a faded version of a good photo I took, presents:
Christos Jonathan Hayward CJSHayward@pobox.com eBooks - CJSHayward.com Web - JonathansCorner.com
What options should I be considering? I'm presently leaning towards a new text on an old background, one that I took at Cambridge, England. Another question on this forum, Is there a canonical reference for business cards? has a basic recommendation of "Go plain conservative unless you are in the arts." Books are in the arts, and while it is not specifically my goal to impress people with my creative card, I would like to have something classy that will yield visits either to my main website or to the eBooks URL, which redirects to my Amazon author page.
What sources should I be looking at?