A few months ago I bought a kit (from a local shop) to create my own linoleum cut. After some sketching I decided to create an easy chevron-like pattern and stamp it onto kraft cardstock afterwards.
First I draw the pattern with pencil onto the linoleum. Then I started cutting. The cutting part itself took me around one hour and was a little bit exhausting. The finished product isn't perfect. It's handmade and imperfect but that is the point about the whole project. You create the pattern by hand and cut everything by hand.
I took the black color which was in that kit and stamped the pattern a few times onto Kraft Paper from Bazzill. You can see, the image isn't perfect. Everywhere where there are black lines next to the pattern itself I didn't removed enough from the linoelum. But somehow I love the imperfect look.
Then I made some white folded cards (with this cardstock) and cut down the kraft paper. I adhered them onto the white cards with glue. They look awesome with any envelopes, but I choose some silver and gold ones.
And because I have a few extras I give away three sets to you my readers. Each set includes two cards, one silver and one gold envelope. Just leave a comment here until Thursday, October 2nd at 11.59pm CEST. (Giveaway closed) I will randomly draw a winner on Friday, October 3rd.
In the year I'm 27 I try to create 27 handmade items I've never done before. I want to experience new material and try new techniques. You can follow my progress here and read more about how this project came together here.