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!

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