Share your enjoyment of one of Earth’s greatest living things with the fanciful Tree stamped card, new for 2014 and available now.
To create the artwork, artist Cathie Bleck used a method similar to woodblock printing. On scratchboard coated in white clay, she applied a layer of India ink that she then carved away with razor-sharp tools.
Left with a black-and-white outline, Bleck later added color digitally to bring the tree to life.
“I have always had a deep reverence for trees since I grew up on my grandfather’s tree nursery,” says Bleck, who used drawings made in her garden as reference. “Each branch seemed to possess a special light celebrating life.” Bleck worked with art director Ethel Kessler, who designed the stamp card.
You can find the Tree stamped card online, by calling 800-STAMP24, and at Post Offices™ around the country.