Friday, May 27, 2011

Series of Tips for OWH Memorial Day Bloghop - Saturday, May 28, 2011

  • Taking Photos for a stack of cards
I used to have a small photo studio to take a couple of cards at once.  You can see a tutorial how to make a lightbox at OWH S&S Blog HERE.  Since I needed  to take a stack of cards after the OWH Cardmaking Party, I came up with a wider lengthwise photo studio as below.  I used six of 12"x12" colored cardstocks.  I didn't tape them but let them stand along each other so that I can alternate if necessary with a different color. Lighting is important. OTTLite is the best.

  • Creating Clouds Background
I created this clouds background by using a 2-3/8" scalloped circle punchout as a template. I sponged about one quarter of scalloped circle each time and move the position.

  • Create a stained glass/mosaic look with a homemade background stamp
I have seen this technique long time ago.  I wanted to try with a leftover rubber stamp set. If you want to see the video tutorial from the Splitcoaststampers HERE.  I cut out the leftover rubber stamp set in to small pieces and mounted on a wooden block. On top of the stamped image, I stamped this mosaic background stamp with Versamark stamp pad and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then rubbed stamp ink on the embossed surface.  Cleaned it with paper towel.

  • Create a frame with leftover clear mount stamp set
I happened to have this leftover clear mount stamp set and created a frame.  I was so excited.  It looks like old TV set, doesn't it?  I coated the birds with 3-D Lacquer but it doesn't show well in the photo.

I hope you'll come back tomorrow and to join the OWH Memorial Day Blogho.

Thanks for stopping by!   


  1. Thanks for the photography tips, Seongsook! See you at the bloghop.

  2. Great tip about using an OTT light. I have a "box" but never thought of getting an OTT lite to use with it.

  3. Great, great tips...and easy to follow! Not to mention I love the cards! Thanks for posting.

  4. Loved your tips, I have done a bit of the same with my rubber scraps left over from mounting. Great minds think alike. :)

  5. I love your new techniques Seongsook, very neat!
    Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home!


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