A beautifully hand letterpress printed hanging bird decoration with 'Love' notecard. Send as an alternative Christmas card to friends and family for them to hang as a keepsake decoration. Each card is hand letterpress printed with black ink, then die cut and creased to create the bird decoration. Small holes are added by hand using a Japanese hole punch tool and thread is carefully looped through and knotted. Each card is a little labour of love from hand printing on my treadle printing press (restored from c.1900) to die-cutting, folding and adding string and the message card. The bird decoration comes with a 'Love' notecard to write your own message.
The bird is printed on 250gsm Coffee Inclusion card – a 100% recycled card using post consumer waste (although 5% is actual coffee) and the notecard is printed on 300gsm Wild card produced with 35% cotton. Thread made at Empress Mills, UK. Each piece comes a recycled kraft envelope.
With letterpress printing, each print involves composing the design into a metal chase, known as a form, which is locked into the bed of the press ready to be inked. The form is pressed against the paper, creating a beautiful impression and tactile finish.
Card 250gsm Coffee Inclusion card and GF Smith Colorplan that is made sustainably in Great Britain.
Thread from Empress Mills, UK.
Bird card size flat. 24.5cm x15cm. Finished size. folded to A6.
Recycled envelope. C6.
The delivery options for this item are listed below (if it doesn't state 'Express delivery' then that option is not available for this product). As soon as you place your order, this small business will spring into action, get it ready and send it out... (and you can feel wonderful for supporting them).
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Standard delivery: included
Receive it by 6th - 8th December
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Tiger and Fox
Hello, I'm Catherine, a designer and printmaker with a love of colour and illustration. After travelling in 2009, I fell in love with the range of letterpress prints I found around the world and soon got to teaching myself the traditional printing process when I returned to the UK. Today, my collection of printing presses, inks and wooden type has grown and I now create a range of paper goods focused on simple colour illustrations and the idea of having fun with paper.