Letterpress X-mas

You would think a cardmaker has a Christmas card to show by now, right? Well, well… there's a prototype of a letterpress card. The colors are unusually cool; certainly not your regular red and green.

Homemade Letterpress Christmas Card by @pixnglue
Homemade Letterpress Christmas Card by @pixnglue

I used part of a letterpress alpha and selectively inked the X only, then completed to x-mas with a gray uppercase sticker alpha from an older Studio Calico kit. And yes, my favorite metallic is back again: silver glitter tape, silver sequins, silver thread :) Unfortunately I also wanted to use sprinkles of the Calico Shine mist. Don't use this on cotton paper, friends! It soaks immediately and looks splotchy.

Anyway, it's a nice and simple design with options to get a little variety from card to card by using different ink colors, card bases or embellishments. Which is a winner in my book.

How about you? Have you finished and mailed your cards already?


Supplies
Letterpress: Letterpress BundleCraft Die & Letterpress Plate Set: Alpha, Letterpress Ink (hot pink), 12x12 Thick Letterpress Paper 
Cardstock: Hero Arts
Other: American Crafts Glitter Tape (silver), Studio Calico Atlantic Collection Sequins, sewing machine/thread, Studio Calico Mister Huey Calico Shine