05 October 2009

change of address cards

I knew I wanted to make change of address cards to mail out to friends and family. In what I thought was a flash of brilliance, I decided to carve a linoleum block with a little illustration of the house. I have very little experience with carving linoleum (I carved a turtle once), but I was optimistic. One injured finger and a good bit of cursing later, I have some cards that are somewhat presentable. I was too cheap to go out and buy proper block printing ink, so I used my plain old painting acrylics. It looks a little...gunky. But it adds to the rustic charm of the stamp, right?

Unrelated, but momentous: I made collards tonight. I couldn't just buy one ham hock, they came four to a package. So now we're going to have to make a big pot of beans to go with our mess of greens. The house smells like my grandma's, it's very nice.

9 comments:

Heather said...

Pretty creative and it does have a nice feel to it.

sulu-design said...

The card is adorable - totally worth the finger injury. Four-to-a-package ham hocks, huh? Sounds like good eatin'.

Lain said...

Just linked up to a past post of your advent calendar on my blog
http://knitandpurlgrrl.blogs.com/five_things/

Gorgeous!

Devin Chicas said...

This is such a great idea, great for those on the go.

fabricatedends said...

I love the card, what a wonderful idea!

Lila said...

That's the best idea ever! I love that print!
Lila Ferraro
Queen Bedroom Sets

Shirin said...

I think the cards turned out wonderful! Such a fantastic idea. I love the... 'gunkiness'

rtfgvb799 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Your cards are very cute! Daisy Dayz Home