Letterpress: Vintage Hot Air Balloon Cards

When I went to London earlier this year, we wandered through a flea market filled with antiques. We came across a seller who had a ton of letterpress cuts! I sorted through hundreds before deciding on the final one I was going to buy. Here is the stall I sifted through:
Letterpress: Vintage Hot Air Balloon Cards

I ended up with this tiny hot air balloon who was just perfect!

Printing it was a bit challenging. I had to raise up the cut A TON to get it to type high to print right. I used quite a bit of tape to work it up. Here I am locking it up into the chase:

Once I got it to height (and kept it that way) it printed really well. Here are the final cards.

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And a close-up shot of the balloon! Don’t you love the little people?!

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You can head over to Etsy to pick up some cards. I am selling them with grey envelopes.

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