Monday, January 10, 2011

Thumbprint Paper Cuts

Noooo, relax... I'm not talking about the 'ouch' kind of paper cut. Instead, I'd like to show you a gift my son's girlfriend surprised him with for Christmas. She created this great pair of paper cuttings of their thumbprints.

Thumbprint paper cutting

Of course similar, but different!

Thumbprint paper cutting

Inspired by this lovely fingerprint Arielle lettered with text, Jessica had the idea to try her hand at a paper cut version.


Cooperation in obtaining a thumbprint was the first essential step. Such a trusting guy, haha.... Bill had no idea what she was going to do with it.


Jess was new to paper cutting, but had done stenciling and rubber stamp making before, which basically use the same skills - a steady hand and patience. She found she really enjoyed it and plans to do more.

I really like the way she positioned each print over a photograph, as the colors add such a nice amount of interest.


Jessica then placed the pair in matching thrift store frames that she had painted in stylish matte gray. See the how-to at her website.


I'm thinking a personalized paper cutting would make a really nice gift for Valentine's Day!
 

13 comments:

hand pecked debb said...

This is awesome!

Yuenie said...

so creative! i might try this sometime. thanks for sharing, ann.
Yuenie.

SUGANTHI said...

What an idea ! And so neatly done. I am inspired too to try paper cutting .Thanks for sharing Ann.

Maureen said...

Great idea! Love these.

Molly Smith said...

What a nice and thoughtful gift, Ann. I bet you were surprised! Thanks for sharing :)

Ann said...

what a cool gift idea that is. It does look really nice over the colored background too

Lise said...

That was such a lovely idea, and the result is perfect and creativ, thanks for sharing...!

Philippa said...

I love the idea of the colour photo showing through the cuts. What a great idea!

paperplateandplane said...

What a creative girl your son's girlfriend is! I love this project!

licia politis said...

Congrats to Jess, what an original present. I really like how Jess has used different coloured background to show the cutouts.
Licia

stephanie said...

very interesting & creative! makes me want to try it too :)

stephanie

Melissa said...

What a fabulous gift. I love handmade, personalized gifts, and it doesn't get much more personalized than this!

Cards by Cheryl said...

I love this work...it's very unique and someone you know personally too. It must take an enormous amount of patience.

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