So I had to whip up a quick cute bday card for my friends little girl this am....she is turning four and is hostessing a bday party at the local theater for a showing of Surf's Up! My boys are excited!!! So I thought why not stick with the theme and use Waving Petey by Inky Antics :)
Notice anything different about the pic??? Well I was reading in my
B&H Photo digital imaging catalog and saw something that I
thought...I bet I could make that!!! It is something called an
"infinity board". And it is used to photograph items and give a clean
fresh no line or "infinity" background... Here is a link to a Cloud Dome Infinity Board. That way you know what I am talking about... LOL Ok so now that I have that all straightened out let me show you what I did so you can recreate this on your own....for PENNIES!!! I took a sheet of white poster board. The kind you can buy for 42 cents at Walmart. I then took two lengths of ribbon measuring about 17 inches each...I used some wide white organdy that I had just laying around, but anything will work. I then measured 3.5 inches from the top edge on the SHINY SIDE of the poster board. And I taped the ribbon using WIDE packing tape. I then did the same thing on the other side.
Then at the bottom I measured in six inches and adhered the other end of the tape in the same manner...and created the "do it yourself infinity board" :) So for the price of a piece of poster board, one foot of packing tape and a yard of ribbon I can now shoot crisp, clear and professional looking images of all my cards! And the best part??? I can pick up the entire thing and put it out of my way when I need to work! :) Now I should say this, I have a camera that allows me to bounce flash as well as two daylight lamps seen here....but those lamps were only 24.99 each at Sams and you can take a good pic without the bounce flash. :) So try it out...then come back here and let me know what you think...now if you wanted to you can carry this out side and use it in true daylight as well... :) I hope someone somewhere finds this helpful and that it helps you take better pics of your items that you are creating! :)