I decided to silkscreen my Christmas cards this year. And I had this little doodle/design stuck in my head. Finding time to do it... not easy.
But one day was just THE DAY. I didn't even clear off the table (always a mistake, where do you put the cards to dry?), I just realized I had an hour and could get a bunch done.
Burning the screen. Once that is successfully done the rest is cake.
The first prints pulled.
I had planned this to be on mint cards with gold ink. But... wasn't loving it as much as I thought I would, so I tried other colors, too. Pink!
Brown. That's the color I ended up liking best. The gold is very subtle on it (too subtle, some would say).
I had to make dinner - so I had The Girl help me print some.
As long as the gocco is out, might as well print up a handful of moleskine notebooks, too.
I tried to get a shot of the ink in the sun, it is shimmery and I like it.
So the design? Nutcracker! No wonder I had it stuck in my head! I tried to represent each part of the ballet in some little doodly way. Not loving these as much as the last time I printed my own cards, but they're fun.
These were a little harder than Costco cards. Buying cardstock and envelopes, designing the card, printing the card, trimming the photos and taping them inside... But I'm glad I did it. And now I already have ideas floating around for next year's card.
Always a fulfilling sight: the mailbox is full! Check and check.
I wish I could send one to all of you. Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful holiday.