Last week I headed into the San Francisco Center for the Book to do some letterpressing. A friend of mine had found this great chicken letterpress image and asked me to print it. The form printed wonderfully and I was so enthused, I made a day of printing, making not only chicken cards, but also some beef cards and gift tags from the scraps.
I tried to make the perfect 'chicken orange' but I just ended up with regular orange. Oh well.
Chicken form, ready for printing
The cards got yellow and red envelopes.
I packaged the cards for my friend, using an old magazine page as the wrap.
Beef cards in the same style
Inked press, ready to print some gift tags
I made 5 different gift tags with various font colors, besides the 'hi friend' ones, I made tags that said 'awesome', 'hey there', 'love you', and 'why hello'.
I wrapped the cards, envelopes, and some gift tags for my friend in old encyclopedia pages and tied them with fancy kitchen twine.