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Kristij1201
« on: June 09, 2011 10:03:18 PM »

So, I'm a super lucky girl and one of my bridesmaids happens to be a fantastic artist and her specialty is printmaking.  I knew I wanted to do vintage handkerchief STD's for my wedding, but I didn't want to go the iron on route.  So, she designed a logo for me based on my "oak tree theme" and carved it into a linoleum wood block.  I bought a bunch of hankies off of Ebay and Etsy.  Here is the block



We used black speedball ink and rolled it onto the block here is our set-up



Inking up the block



after it's inked we placed the hanky on to the block and put it into the press (notice the glass of wine very important to the process)



then we used a spoon to make sure that all the little details got pressed onto the hanky



then we very gently pulled the hanky off the block and viola our STD



Here is a close-up of what the final printed image looked like



The STD's took over the entire room





They actually only took a few hours to dry, so we were able to rotate them out on the clothes line.  I printed out the following info on some shiny blue cardstock i got from papersource.com


Here is my man doing his part helping to cut the info cards out


I wrapped the handkerchief around the info card so that the tree faces the front and when you unwrap the handkerchief you see the info card.  Unfortunately I don't seem to have taken a picture of this step. 

I got the envelopes from envelopes.com and used a martha stewart stamp to put our return address on them.  I used a metallic silver paint pen to write the addresses on the front. 


Overall this was a fun and pretty easy project.  It was slightly time consuming, but in the end totally worth it!
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MerryGlas
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011 11:27:50 PM »

These look so beautiful, the tree stamp is so unique  Smiley Love it!
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lacey0828
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011 05:42:46 AM »

Oh wow, that is so cool. I totally love it.
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011 08:13:33 AM »

That stamp is amazing! I love the handkerchiefs too, but I kept thinking "What the &*%! is an STD?" because the  only thing I know of is not something you make invites for! LOL Then I saw "Save the date" further down in your post... weddings are so far outside of my life that it never occurred to me!
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Kristij1201
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011 09:03:54 PM »

That stamp is amazing! I love the handkerchiefs too, but I kept thinking "What the &*%! is an STD?" because the  only thing I know of is not something you make invites for! LOL Then I saw "Save the date" further down in your post... weddings are so far outside of my life that it never occurred to me!


when i first got engaged and started with frequenting the wedding blogs i too was like what the heck "STD's"?!  i forget that not everyone is totally emerged in the wedding planning world!  we've definitely had some good jokes among my friends about the acronym. 

thanks so much to everyone.  we had a lot of fun making these.  and really most of the credit goes to my fantastic friend the bridesmaid/artist!  she's so awesome.
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bexieboo
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2011 02:34:08 AM »

What a fantastic unique idea! The handkerchiefs look beautiful Smiley
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Kristij1201
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2011 09:54:13 AM »

thanks so much!
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