These simply beautiful papercut maps really caught our eye. Lacking the mass of details associated with most topo maps, artist Marnie Karger leaves just the contour lines of the land and a delicate range of hues to tell the story of the terrain. Each piece is hand cut and carefully layered out of acid-free cardstock. While many of her creations are famous locations, she has recently been creating custom pieces for clients of their favorite landscapes. Definitely check out her blog, crafterall.blogspot.com for details on many other pieces and see her Etsy store for some real bargains on her well made art.
Above and below: the San Francisco Bay, USA
Below: White Bear Lake, Twin Cities, USA
Below: the island of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Below: The Great Lakes, USA