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« on: June 24, 2013 03:40:20 PM »


Hi all! I'm excited to post pictures of my most ambitious craft project to date. My good friend was getting married, and she asked me if I would be willing to do a papercutting for her ketubah (a Jewish wedding contract). Of course I said yes!

We tossed around ideas for a long time, and she ultimately decided she liked the idea of a four-seasons-themed design. We settled on 24"x24" (a.k.a. HUGE) for the final size, with a 12" circle cut out of the center to accommodate the text. I got to work designing the ketubah on the computer, sending versions back and forth with my friend until it was perfect. Then I transferred the design to a giant piece of paper and I got cutting! After many, many hours, I finished cutting out the design (click on the pictures to see larger versions):


Then I needed to figure out what kind of backing to put behind the cutting, to make it stand out against the print of the text that would be behind it. My friend had been admiring some designs that had watercolor backgrounds, so I decided to take out my chalk pastels and make a watercolor-ish lining in cool colors.


Testing out how the cutting looked on top of the background:


Trimmed the background and popped in a hastily-printed-out sample of the text to make sure everything fit together:


Then I carefully rolled everything up, put it in a shipping tube, and mailed it to my friend! It was a very stressful few days, waiting for it to arrive safely. :-)

Finally, here's a picture my friend took of the ketubah in a frame with the final printing of the text!


I'm not sure how long it took me, since I cut it in bits and spurts between bouts of finishing my dissertation(!). I'm really happy with how it turned out, and my friend and her husband love it. Another good friend has already asked me to make the ketubah for her wedding next year!
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013 04:03:10 PM »

This is amazing!  The flowers!  The snowflakes!  I love the composition.

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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013 05:50:51 PM »

This rocks. Not only is the design you came up with amazing, but the background is breathtaking. What a very special gift - I know it will be treasured!

I absolutely love all of the detail. Did you use scissors? A razor? Both? With a piece this big it must have taken some maneuvering! I recently tried a ceramic blade knife meant for paper cutting, but it felt unwieldy and I don't think my cuts were as nice as when I used silhouette scissors.
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013 06:18:35 AM »

You are indeed a good friend to spend so many hours making such a detailed and lovely piece!  The background is beautiful on its own...but the white just pops!  Gorgeous work...can't wait to see your next one!
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013 04:28:14 PM »

Thanks for the kind words!

85%confusion, I used a standard Xacto knife, changing the blade every time it started to dull. I went through a lot of blades!
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2013 10:04:00 AM »

This is a Featured Project! Congrats!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2013 04:28:37 PM »

This is a Featured Project! Congrats!  Smiley

WOOOOO does it make me sound super pathetic that I have dreamed of making it to the featured projects since I joined Craftster? ;-)
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2013 04:29:00 PM »

Not at all!
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2013 06:22:00 PM »

Beautiful Kesubah! Rocked and Pinned, and congrats on being featured.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2013 03:40:08 PM »

This is beautiful, and what a beautiful way to honor their union!
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