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....