First time to use Fabriano Mediovalis notecards -- now I see what all the fuss is about. These cards are so luxurious -- they can't help but add elegance to even the simplest of cards. This is a birthday card for my dear friend, Joan. Thanks to Scoopy for her tutorial on tying flat knot ribbons and to Debbie Olson who answered my email re: photographing cards.
Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 GMT Views: 2596
This is gorgeous and oh so elegant. You are right....it works so perfectly for simple images. I just purchased the 5X5's also and used for the first time. I am doing light water color scenes to create a darling note card set for my sister. I almost died when I got the cards and envelopes in the mail. The paper is so gorgeous and wonderful to work on.
Registered: September 12, 2006 Location: Claremore, OK Posts: 8618
Thu, Dec 21, 2006 @ 6:13 AM
For Ellen and Sandy and whoever else is interested --
Scoopy's ribbon tutorial can be found at: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118000. I suggest printing it and having it in front of you while you try her technique.
The Amazing Debbie Olson's photo tip: "I use a couple of pieces of cardstock--one underneath and one behind the card. I use a digital camera on a macro setting so that I can get a tight focus, and I shine a daylight lamp on the card from above. Natural lighting would be ideal, but I am usually working in the middle of the night while my family sleeps. I do not use a flash; it seems to flatten and wash out the images. Also, I usually take each image into adobe Elements and crop, color correct, and add the copyright notice. It takes a while. . . "
Taking her advice, I chose cardstock I thought would flatter/not distract, shined an Ott light above the card, and shot with my camera w/o flash.