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My Dog Kayla Redrottie

My Dog Kayla Redrottie

Hi and welcome to my blog!

Hi Im Karen (aka Redrottie) Thanks for dropping in to see me !! Have a good browse round while your here, feel free to be inspired and please leave a comment if you see something you like xx

A very simple way to make a photo backdrop when photgraphing your cards

hi there folks!!!!!  I thought i would share with you how to make the most simple but effective backdrop to use when photographing cards. all it takes is 4 sheets of white A4 card and some tape.  best of all its completely reusable and folds away for simple storage.

1)  ok first of all take 4 sheets of A4 card... i use white as it clean and neat in your photographs but theres nothing stopping you using any other colour to match your blog background - just keep it plain and simple.  for the tutorial ive used a pink cellotape just so it shows up and you can see it.


2)  take 2 of the sheets and tape them from top to bottom down the longest length.

3)  now take a 3rd sheet and tape it to the top of one of your existing sheets along the join - make sure they are neatly butted together.

4)  now do the exactly the same with the final piece adding it to the other side. make sure your tape does not overlap onto the third piece of card as there needs to be a free moving part here.


5) now give all the seams a good fold and a crease along where you have taped

6) your backdrop is now finished!! just turn it so the none taped side is facing you and the untaped pieces are at the bottom. overlap these 2 pieces as so and your backdrop will stand up on its own

7) i use a little wooden easel to stand my cards on but you can just freestand cards on it if you wish. place your card stand or easel right back into the fold..

8) now of course add your project.



9) now its time to take your picture. zoom in close so the outside edges of your picture are encased in the backdrop. perfect every time - no messy backgrounds, having to declutter desks or run around trying to find the perfect background. the focus of your picture is now on your beautiful artwork - not on your housework heheh
10) all finished - now all you have to do is fold it up and pop it away till next time !! takes no more room than a sheet of paper - easy!!!!!!!!!!!


if you have enjoyed this tutorial let me know what you think by kindly leaving me a comment xxxxxx

hugs - Redrottie

40 comments:

~**Bashnee**~ said...

simple yet so effective! Thanks for this Rottie. xx

kathr said...

Brilliant idea Karen and thanks for the tutorial...hugs Kath
aka neomer on DC

mandy said...

What a brilliant idea, i need this so all my kitchen bits dont show. Thanks bud xx

clarebear24 said...

fab idea! thank you x

kay said...

fab tutorial karen,your blog is looking fab,x

Caroljenks said...

FAB!!! I know what to do now rather than trying to balance my x2 pieces of card against something!

Thanks - GREAT blog too - Love it!

Carol x

karen said...

Wow and so simple, thanks for sharing, Karenx

Purple mad Alison said...

What great idea. Thanks for sharing it with us. Karen I really like your blog, well done!

Madgran said...

What a brilliantly simple and effective idea, thanks for sharing.

Suze

Heather said...

brilliant, thanx so much for sharing x

great blog

Gill (scrappy gilly) said...

what a clever idea & sooo simple!! thank you for this love Gill x x x

GoonerGirl said...

Fabulous idea I usually use my wall as a backdrop but it does not always go with the card so I shall def being using this Thank you Rottie :O) Chris xx
(leapblogger DC)

Sarah said...

Brilliant Karen, well done

skated said...

This is fabby, i shall have to make me one.

thanks
Kate xxx

hyper_ni said...

Such a clever idea, I have a mini easel but never use it as there is never any clear space behind it lol! TFS. hyper_ni (DC) x

Julia said...

Thanks, great tutorial. I will give this a try.

Kathleen said...

Oh I missed this. Brilliant idea. Must have a try. Thanks for sharing. Kathleen (goldengirl)

Teresa said...

Very clever Karen, I love that idea, well done you, your blog is coming on in leaps and bounds. Hugs Teresa xx

Carrieanne said...

What a brilliant idea, Karen, thank you for sharing. I will definitely be giving it a go xx

lizzies said...

Hi Karen, finally got round to making this and its fabulous.

Thanks

Lizzie

Jackie said...

Great idea Karen, so simple. Thank you for your tutorial :o)
Jackie xx
AKA Jackie_watts on DC

Clarky J said...

Thanks for sharing this simple and really fab idea :0)

ScattyShirley said...

Your creativity seems to know no bounds, Great work all the time. even with simple ideas such as this.
THANK YOU for sharing

ferguslass said...

What a lovely simple idea that really works...thanks for taking the time to show us how xx

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great tutorial hun - any tips on what lights to use or do you just photograph during the day ?
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

CraftyLoops said...

I thought I had commented on this already!! Hmmmmm? Oh well, Im sure you'll have no objections to me calling you a Genius for the second time....even though the first time isnt here?? Eh? Oh I dont know either. This is fabulous. Im going straight into the Bat Cave and making one right now. Lee xx

Sylvia x said...

Brilliant...thank you so much!!!

Sylvia xx

regency jean said...

Will definately be trying this out, thankyou.

anna christensen crafts said...

Just the sort of advice I reaaly need! Thank you so much for posting this. I also get muddled up about where to put the light source - would love tips on this. I make lovely things and take poor photo's!!

kiwiaus03 said...

Thanks so much for this. Had asked the question on card-making-world and got sent here to your blogsite. As I've been told so many times before, KISS and this is another prime example.
Denise

Teresa said...

Brilliant, so simple but effective, thank-you for sharing x

ursula said...

I think this idea is great, I use a proper light box with the two lights showing up the object and also various coloured backgrounds, works magic every time...... Ursula

ursula said...

I think this idea is great, I use a proper light box with the two lights showing up the object and also various coloured backgrounds, works magic every time...... Ursula

Denise Fletcher said...

hey! i like your sense of humour Rottie! And your dog is GORGE, what a face! Gotta tell you Im loving your Xmas town card and the way you 3D'd it and put little pearls for strings of xmas lights!
Also thanks for tutorials, will make one of those white card 'things' to take pics of cards with a white background. Thank you for taking the time! Happy crafting and kisses to doggie!
Denise F
xxxx

Denise Fletcher said...

hey! i like your sense of humour Rottie! And your dog is GORGE, what a face! Gotta tell you Im loving your Xmas town card and the way you 3D'd it and put little pearls for strings of xmas lights!
Also thanks for tutorials, will make one of those white card 'things' to take pics of cards with a white background. Thank you for taking the time! Happy crafting and kisses to doggie!
Denise F
xxxx

Crumbs & Confetti said...

Karen, you are a genius! The girls in the forum directed me to this tutorial when I was asking where you all take photos. I'm so glad you made it and that I found it! Thanks for sharing! xx

Anonymous said...

Brill idea :)

Dianne said...

Thanks Karen - simply brilliant!!!

Kind regards
Dianne

Tabatha said...

Woohoo.... This is awesome!
Thanks so much. I was always pulling out giant watercolour or sketch pads to take pics on but sometimes it was hard to hide the sides! Now I have made one of these I can take pics at any angle with no fear of any extra stuff making it into my pics! So much easier for my DT pics :) Thanks ever so much1

Merethe Arstein said...

Hi.

This was really a smart tip. Thank you for sharing.

Merethe :)

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