I've finally had a chance to unwind and make two cards using some of my new pwitties from the craft even this weekend.
This first card was a thrill to bring together using a zip. My local craft shop sells them by the bajillion and in colours that would make you salivate. I knew immediately what I was going to do with them as soon as I took them to the till. I curled one half of a zip into a rose and then attached another zip to cardstock to make it appear that it will "open". I can see zips being the new doiley for me ;)
Thanks to Meiflower for the bling
This card was a focus on a Marianne design die that my Mum lent me. It was a PIG to cut out and then remove from the card sheet - I won't be in a hurry to buy this one!
Thanks to Sizzix and their amazing cutting system (the BigShot) and the Hobby House for beautiful trims.
So, how do I take my pics?
Well over the years it has varied. This is my current way. I use daylight lamps as my office has no natural daylight. So this is my desk before I set it up with just two sheets of bazzill as a backdrop.
I sometimes use black or kraft as a backdrop
It helps to have a daylight lamps in front and one behind to prevent shadows. I set my DSLR onto F8 (for a capture where most products have a good focus). ISO is usually 350 and shutter speed can vary but if you use manual, you will know how to set that. If you haven't got to grips with your camera, you can cheat and use Aperture priority on F8 and increase your ISO in increments to get it light enough. NB: Aperture priority does have a danger of blowing your whites.
If all else fails, take it in automatic OR if you have a point and shoot, just take your flash OFF (flash totes ruins a card as it creates unnecessary shadows and flattens the detail).
Hope that helps x
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