Holiday Cards - From Prints to Snail Mail

 Ornament image is transferred to block - ready to carve!

Ornament image is transferred to block - ready to carve!

 Patterned 'trees' will adorn the third card.

Patterned 'trees' will adorn the third card.

 Carving is complete.

Carving is complete.

 I printed the bird in red on Lettra paper.

I printed the bird in red on Lettra paper.

 I printed a red mat on Letrra paper for the patterned trees. They were printed in metallic gold ink as was all of the text.

I printed a red mat on Letrra paper for the patterned trees. They were printed in metallic gold ink as was all of the text.

 Each card is printed; now to score, fold, and package!

Each card is printed; now to score, fold, and package!

I love receiving cards, so naturally designing and printing them is most satisfying. I produced three for the 2017 holiday season. Small carved blocks provided the imagery, which I combined with antique wood type for two cards. 12 pt Twentieth Century Modern type was used for the third card. I was delighted when a local shop that carries my work commissioned me to produce their greeting card. It goes without saying that snail mail is here to say!

 A little bird will adorn this card; which will be my personal holiday card.

A little bird will adorn this card; which will be my personal holiday card.

 Proofing the bird.

Proofing the bird.

 I printed the ornament in red on chipboard. Here the block is set in place on my Vandercook.

I printed the ornament in red on chipboard. Here the block is set in place on my Vandercook.

 Here I am printing wood type in the gold ink.

Here I am printing wood type in the gold ink.

  Visual Index Handmade,  a wonderful new store in Winston Salem, NC owned by the fabulous  Toni Tronu  purchased this card to use for their holiday greeting card. Here the cards are boxed up and ready to go. Needless to say, this purchase brought me great  joy !

Visual Index Handmade, a wonderful new store in Winston Salem, NC owned by the fabulous Toni Tronu purchased this card to use for their holiday greeting card. Here the cards are boxed up and ready to go. Needless to say, this purchase brought me great joy!