Saturday, 18 December 2010

eighteen :: the card - part two

I spent most of my morning writing christmas cards with happy messages. I always forget how long the writing bit takes...it was a race to the last post! Here is the finished papercut. This time I wanted the design to be the negative spaces, the cut-outs. This meant I had to photocopy the design against black paper, in order to give me an image I could use with the gocco. I've since mounted it against blue.

For the printing, I chose a darker blue on a clean white card, and I love how fresh it looks.

I also printed with white ink against black paper, and on some brown craft card, glassine envelopes, and some little muji notebooks. It's very easy to get carried away when the ink is flowing!

I use the offcuts and mistakes to make tags and small cards - some just have the stars, or the trees, or the type. I try not to waste anything!

Now for the giveaway - I have two sets of cards along with two 'merry merry' little books (maybe for christmas lists and notes?). Leave a comment if you'd like to join in (and for those without google/blogger accounts, leave a way I can contact you, or email me) and I'll draw two names* on the evening of the solstice...so that's next tuesday!

*I'm happy to post worldwide

18 comments:

Fiona said...

Please enter me into your giveaway. I was about to post a comment about how lovely the cards were and then I noticed you'd included them in a giveaway. How fab.

marigold jam said...

They are all great. I am not sure whether I prefer the dark stars with white foreground or the white stars on a dark ground both are lovely. Good idea to use up all the bits too.

Jane

Diane said...

I would LOVE to enter - they are so beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and Walter.xxxxx

caireen said...

would it be greedy of me, as I won the last one?good luck to someone else! Cx

JP said...

love the cards - very minimalist but so effective

Monica said...

I bought mine.

Now I feel very inadequate... sigh.

They're gorgeous.

dottycookie said...

So lovely, Diana - again :-)

harmony and rosie said...

Oh yes, these are lovely. Very simple but so perfect. Please add my name to your hat, it would be very exciting to win.

I'm just about to start another scarf, one for myself this time, only those naughty kitties are preventing me!

Give W a big kiss from me please? X

sarita said...

Oh I love this years card...perfect in its simplicity...:)

Gina said...

The cards are beautiful Diana - I love their simplicity. The design works well on the note books too.

Miriam Weaver said...

They are all so lovely, please include me in the giveaway.

kristina said...

Beautiful. You've really captured the magic of the season. K x

Purrfect Haven said...

i agree with earlier comments - simple and very beautiful. Lovely. Helen, Darcy and Bingley xx

kate said...

Hello dear Diana Count me in - I see posting overseas is available - how friendly! Lovely cards - I don't really understand the gocco parts, need to see it in action, but it sounds interesting. I hope mine to you arrives safely - no idea of last posting times from Granollers love Kate xx

Dragonfly said...

Oh, these are so lovely. I'm totally intrigued by the gocco... must research it!

karen said...

These are lovely Diana, please count me in for your giveaway. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and big hugs to gorgeous Walter. Karen X

sweetmyrtle said...

so pleased to see you got reaquainted with your gocco machine Diana. your cards, as always are so beautiful. you have such a talent dear friend.
wishing you a Walter a warm & happy Sunday.
with love ginny x

Petit Filoux said...

Love the cards! So simple, yet very effective!