renewal - block print cards

I haven't had the chance to carve out some linoleum in a long time. Creating this at the start of spring just seems so right. I called it renewal to name it after the new season and my great weekend.



My card sets now come with yummy looking kraft envelopes. The cards and envelopes are both recycled and are made at a paper mill that uses hydroelectric energy.

13 comments:

  1. They're gorgeous and perfect for spring... and renewal!

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  2. gorgeous! after long coveting this hobby, i recently carved my first block (blogged about it, of course) and am totally hooked. i like your style!

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  3. First time commenter, but long time lurker--apologies! I really enjoy your blog and your paper projects...so much inspiration to be had here. Your latest cards are incredible as well (love the garden trowel/plant one especially)! I was just talking to a friend whose daughter carves linoleum--it was the first I'd heard of this technique. Now this post sparked my interest even more. Do you know of a tutorial or online resource that would give some ideas on how to go about learning this technique? I've done some searching but haven't found much yet. Thanks much for any info you may be able to offer.

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  4. Thanks Rachel and welcome to commenting! :)
    To be honest I've learned block printing through a lot of trial and error. I just got all the necessary tools and started carving away.

    Off the top of my head... There are a couple of books that have small sections relating to block printing - Lotta Jansdotter's book and Lena Corwin's book. Aside from that the only tutorial that I can think of right now is one that you can find on the right hand column (free download) on Lizzy's blog - http://lizzyhouse.typepad.com/

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  5. They're all very nice! but especially the orange juice jug one: it's so refreshing!!

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  6. The orange juice one is my favorite, too! And so cool about green energy!

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  7. Fresh and fun. Just like spring- just like you!

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  8. Oooh that pitcher with the lemons is just adorable!!

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  9. Thanks so much Patricia! I appreciate the information!

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  10. Really lovely and inspiring - as is all your work! Visiting your site is like a breath of fresh air. Best success to you, Patricia.

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  11. Absolutely beautiful! So colourful and summer-y!

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