Hello, I'm Kristina, the face behind Flowers Fade Designs.
I have been creating papercuts since 2012 when I got married. My very first papercut was for our "save the date" card and I haven't stopped creating papercuts since then! I love designing them, working out which bits of paper need to be cut out and which need to stay.
I am very interested and excited about creating products that help us to meditate on God's word more, particularly those elements of scripture that are about God himself. How big God is, how awesome, how faithful, how everlasting. It is only when we lift our eyes from ourselves to God that we start to understand ourselves and our world better.
I design papercuts from scratch, sketching out a design, or elements of a design on squared paper (to help with compositions), then drawing a final design on tracing paper. I use a clicky pencil at this stage, and you can always find a pencil on any surface in our home! Once the design is final, I then lay the tracing paper over black paper to provide a bit of protection for the paper underneath. I then handcut, using a surgical scalpel, the design out of the paper. It is amazing seeing the design gradually appear.
Once the papercut is finished, I then sell it as a finished piece and often scan the design into photoshop to print out onto cards.
If you have any questions or comments/ideas about my work, I would love to hear from you!