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New Year’s Cards

You can print our clip art directly onto card stock to use as stationery, or use the art to make your own reusable stamp.

Photography: Anna Williams

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2014/January 2015

Introduction

Sources

Speedball block-printing ink, in Pewter, $2.75 for 1.25 oz., dickblick.com
Flat cards, 4 1/4" by 5 1/2", in Coral and Fog, $6.75 for 25; and A2 envelopes, in Pewter, $6.25 for 25, paperpresentation.com

materials

  • Ink block

  • Linocutting tools, numbers 1 and 2

  • Brayer

  • Block-printing ink

  • Piece of glass or smooth plate

  • Card stock or cards

  • Very thin paintbrush

steps

  1. To make a stamp: Place clip art, printed-side down, onto ink block and rub with a pencil to transfer the pattern. Carve around pattern with linocutting tool.

  2. Use brayer to roll blockprinting ink into a thin layer on piece of glass or smooth plate. Roll brayer onto stamp. With stamp right-side up, press paper onto it to transfer design. Use brush to touch up design or fill in any details as necessary. Let dry.

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