By now, hopefully all of our friends and family should have received their 2013 Christmas card, so we can finally share our design for this year with you, too!
For the past 7 years we have made our Christmas cards ourselves and every year the theme revolves around a tree. Last year we hand stitched each card.
Since first making cards, the numbers have increased from just a few to around 50 a year. So this year in an attempt to streamline production, we had a go at some lino cutting and printing.
Carving the template obviously took a while, but the printing was pretty straight forward – although I did find it really difficult to achieve an even print. Too much ink and the detail was lost – too little and the print turned out patchy.
None of the 50ish cards that I printed are perfect, but I guess that’s part of the handmade charm – at least that’s what I tell myself.
Do you send Christmas cards to friends and family? If so, do you make your own? Have you ever tried lino printing and do you have any tips in achieving an even print?