Inspired by seeing the pair of black swans at Chartwell House in the UK, my black swan linocut card is a modern, abstract design that will be a fun surprise for your recipient! All my cards are handprinted linocuts, making each one a unique, special piece of art to carry your message.
> 5"x 7" (A7 size) recycled card
> Recycled kraft brown envelope
> Safe, non-toxic, water-based inks
> Blank inside for your own message
> Environmentally friendly, sustainable art
> Each card is lovingly hand-printed by me in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Personalization (optional at checkout in "Note to Seller" box):
> I love writing and sending your cards for you!
> Please view all the item images for an example
> I will copy your text exactly as you write it so do double-check it
> If you would like several cards with the same text, I will print your message onto a paper insert rather than write by hand
> And make sure the "Ship To" address is correct for your recipient at checkout! :)
> My turnaround time for orders is pretty quick - usually 1 business day, sometimes 2
> I ship primarily via U.S.P.S. which I find to be extremely reliable
> There are options at checkout to upgrade from standard First Class mail
> Any questions or special requests?? I'm always happy to help as best I can. Please email info [at] winterpicklepress.com
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> See the latest events that I'll be attending in Pittsburgh under the Events page
- I also welcome bulk orders of cards - send me a message through the Contact page to get started -
> Every card is carefully printed by me using ink rollers and a small metal etching press
> I mix my own ink colors every time I print a batch of cards, so colors may vary very slightly
> Your card will look almost identical to the cards in the photographs here but there may be tiny differences because every print is unique and extra special - this is the charm and appeal of block printmaking by hand!
> For more information about the linocut printmaking technique, read my FAQs and my About section below.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I usually ship with the US Postal Service. Single cards ship standard First Class without tracking info (but you can upgrade to add tracking if desired). Multiple cards/larger prints are upgraded to First Class Package Service which comes with tracking information. An upgrade to Priority Mail (with tracking) is also available at checkout for all US orders.
I carefully package all prints and cards to try and best prevent any damage in transit. I use almost entirely recycled & recyclable materials as packaging, and try to avoid the use of plastics or bubble wrap. A typical order will arrive in a recycled cardboard mailer, with some recycled tissue paper for padding. I also use compostable plant-based protective sleeves when needed.
Orders are typically dropped off at the post office within 1 business day (including Saturday). Sometimes it is 2 business days if there are lots of orders placed at the same time, or if customizations are required on your order.
For larger custom orders we can confirm ship dates before you place your order.
Yes! Please send me a message on Etsy or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you wholesale information and/or samples as required.
All my cards and prints are handmade using a technique called block printing. I use different types of linoleum blocks (or "plates") into which I carve my designs, so the prints resulting from this method are usually called linocuts, lino prints, or linoleum prints. I use special sharp carving tools to cut my design out of the lino block, and then using rollers (or "brayers"), I roll printing ink onto the surface of the block.
I then transfer the inked design onto paper or card using either my small etching press (the paper and block are pressed between a metal roller and a metal plate) or with the use of a printing baren which looks a lot like a large flat spoon.
Some designs require the use of multiple linoleum blocks and ink colors.