Posted 2nd Nov 2017
Welcome in the festive season with our eye-catching holly and ivy-inspired crafts to make at home
A home-made Christmas card is a pleasure to receive and they’re good fun to make.
To make a lino print card, first download and print our ‘Christmas Holly Card’ template here.
1 Trace over the printed lines with a soft dark pencil. Turn the print-out over and place it face down on top of a piece of lino.
2 Use the pencil to rub over the back of the printed design; this will transfer the pencil outline on to the top of the lino. Remove the paper template.
3 Use a permanent marker to draw directly over the pencil lines. To cut out the design, use a lino cutting tool, the blade is sharp so work slowly and rest a finger on top of the tool to prevent it from slipping.
4 Cut round the outside of the pencil lines and then remove the excess lino around the outside of the design, you should be left with a raised holly image. To start printing, pour a small amount of printing ink on to a flat surface.
5 Use the roller to spread the ink around your flat surface, work the roller from left to right and then top to bottom so the ink is smooth and evenly spread out.
6 Load the roller with ink and roll it over the lino, working as before, from left to right and top to bottom. Take your card and lower it on top of the lino, press the card down and then rub so that the ink transfers to the underside of the card. Lift away and leave to dry.
7 For a finishing touch, we added pearl buttons on top of our printed holly berries.
Lino, £4 per two pack, lino cutter, £6,