Sunday, 20 December 2009

the christmas card

I've spent most of today faffing about with my christmas card. They're now printed and I'm sitting down with a glass of mulled wine to write cheery messages. I wouldn't recommend making your cards at the last minute, it takes all the fun out of it and just piles on the pressure.

Inspired by Rob Ryan I ended up doing a papercut. It may look simple, but it's a slow, slow process. One slip of the scalpel and the design is instantly changed.


The original was cut on white card, which I then sprayed with matt black paint - I needed to photocopy it so I could print the cards with my gocco.


This is the original. The gocco printing has had mixed results. The charm of gocco is that each print is unique, and the ink coverage is rarely 100% even. However, the irregularities are really highlighted when printing with black (no photos of the actual cards yet, it's late, and too dark), so compared to the original I'm a little disappointed.

Right, back to writing those messages....

11 comments:

dottycookie said...

They're very pretty, and very striking. When are you going to start selling your designs, Diana? They're lovely!

Ali said...

What an incredible design - I love it.

I have been very very bad about writing cards this year. Very.

ginny said...

i love this diana... looks very complicated cutting wise though .. hope you are enjoying your wine x

Simone said...

The papercut is very intricate Diana especially the ribbon part! I am glad you managed to make your cards after all. x

snap + tumble said...

that looks kinda, really fantastic!

Lisa said...

Goodness me you need a steady hand for that!
It's stunning.
Hope you enjoyed the mulled wine!
Lisa x

Diane said...

For one moment, I thought you were going to cut them all out!!! The design is so gorgeous - I love it. xxxx

kristina said...

How fabulous! So very impressed. K x

Gina said...

Fabulous card... very classy!

Poshyarns said...

Oh they are beautiful, very striking.

Bella Bheag said...

That looks like a lot of work - and even more patience. Impressive!