Monday, March 1

Easter card and Fax Lightbox tutorial.

This card is for the a few challenges:
  Pile it on Lucky me Challenge
Cute card thursday Challenge 101 - Ribbon-Tastic!
Clearly iStamp Hip to be square
I want to show you how I took this picture without a Lightbox.
As I mentioned I am focusing on photograph right now. {Shaz's Project 365}
{Don't worry I will still have cards and crafts} I have tried a few ways of making a lightbox but the all seem expensive or flimsy for a house with 4 kids. To get this type of picture I use some house hold items. A chair with armrests a big window and a white curtain.
Here you can see what I used: a toddler chair, a whit linen curtain and a sliding door.
Since I use the sun as my source of light timing is important. I like to take my picture between noon and 4 o'clock. I have turned the yard light on to help but it does not do much. I drape the curtain over the chair to create the "box". I tend to tuck the curtain in the seat of the chair so I can stand my cards.

When I set my card in place  I get really close to the box. I also use a close up feature on my camera to help it focus on the cards. When the image is focused I just click. It looks great every time. I love the detail and the contrast it gives having the white light around the cards.
Let me know if the tutorial was helpful.

Happy Krafting, Shaz
p.s. I {heart} comments!


Maylee said...

Love it and it looks awesome!

Audrey said...

Stunning card! I love the layering and the colors. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

Traveling Mama said...

Way to get those Easter cards started! I haven't started mine yet- soon! This is very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Embellish!

Tricia said...

This is such a pretty card. I really like the colors and layout. Thanks for joining us at the Hip to be Square challenge!

Deb said...

gorgeous card, your light box works well, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Cassie said...

Thanks for the photo types. . .seriously, I need help in that department. Your card is lovely, Shaz. So glad you played over at CIC ;D

Katie Renz said...

Thanks for playing along with us at Clearly iStamp. Your card is very cute... huge fan of the circle elements.

Rosanne said...

Lovely card!Thanks for playing along at Pile It On!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Very lovely Easter card. Great colors and image. So happy you could have some fun with us at Pile it On this week.

Charlene Austin said...

Super cute card.

Thanks for sharing how you take your pics. Great idea.

Mariana Grigsby said...

So pretty!!!! Thank you for participating in the Embellish Color Challenge !