Monday, December 01, 2008

Christmas Card 2008

I finally got my lino block cut and have now printed my Christmas cards for 2008. I have this yearly need to make my own cards. I've felt that way since I was a girl and it just makes me happy to do this little project once a year. I bought my cards for years when my children were younger but now that they are beautifully grown and gone, I have time to return to my favorite Christmas art project.

Here is the block in the process of being carved.

This is a row of drying prints.
The prints are then trimmed and matted to the backing red cardstock with those adhesive spacer thingies....the ones I never know by what name to call them!

Once the cards are matted, they are then glued to the front of the card.


And here we have a pile of the finished cards.


I can now check Christmas cards off my To Do List.

4 comments:

diane said...

What a great hobby. Love your post and the finished product. Well done!

Meri Arnett-Kremian said...

Those on your Christmas card list are lucky to have a creative friend that actually gets their cards in the mail. Hope you're adjusting to life without Toes, your wonderful kitty companion.

Lisa said...

How completely beautiful!

I'm inspired.

Since getting married and acquiring a stepson, I've made our Christmas cards so that I can put a photo on them.

Next year I think I may have to break out the lino!

So sorry to read about Toes. We currently have a cat in decline with hepatic lymphoma, and are both dreading "that visit" to the vet.

Still can't believe how beautiful those cards are............

Deirdra Doan said...

Oh they are so very pretty!!!!! How do I get on your card list...;>}
Please come listen to my Christmas song...I think it goes well with your cards..."It's Christmas"
Merry Merry Christmas to you!!!