Paper-cut greetings cards

I’ve started to make my own paper-cut greetings cards. I first got the idea from the book House of Cards by Sarah Hamilton which included artist Sarah Morpeth, whose work involves very detailed paper-cuts.

For the cards above, I began by tracing an outline of a design onto the back of a card, using a light box. I then found a pattern that I could use to ‘fill’ the shape, which I also traced onto the card. Using a sharp craft knife I cut out all the intricate pieces, which although it did take time, I found it very relaxing. My only problem was when I realised the tip of my finger had gone numb from several hours of cutting!

Folk art Easter card

Folk art Easter card
Folk art Easter card

Folk art is getting to be quite addictive! I’m loving the simplicity of it and the endless effects you can create by mixing different patterns, textures and accessories together.

To make this Easter card I’ve used felt, cotton fabrics, home-made fimo buttons, beads, buttons and little rose buds. They were all hand-stitched using a simple couching stitch and the piece was then stitch-mounted onto card.