I have good photos. You know why? I have a light box. Its my turn to host a tutorial for Bugaboo and I decided not to go with a card-making technique, but rather with a presentation technique. I don’t do cutesy set-ups with props and stuff (my brain gets too tired for that)… I have a light box, admittedly built by my husband. Not anymore though. I’m gonna build my own today and I’m gonna walk you thru it at the same time.
You’ll need: a large box (twice the size you think you’ll need), electrical or duct tape, white tissue paper, a piece of white poster board, sturdy scissors or a razor blade.
Step 1: Remove the flaps from your box. You don’t need them.
Step 2: Trace a rectangle or square on the top and both sides of your box- if the open box is facing you, the “bottom” is now the back and one long side is now the bottom. Leave the bottom and the back of the box in tact. Leave about 2 inches of “lip”. Cut the shape out.
Step 3: Trim your tissue paper to an inch or so bigger than your hole.
Step 4: Tape the tissue in place ON THE OUTSIDE of the box… repeat steps 2 thru 4 for the other two sides of the box.
Step 5: Place your piece of white cardstock in the box so that it gently curves where the bottom and the back meet. This will give you a white backdrop with no seams.
Step 6: Place your box either under a lowhanging light and shine a desk lamp thru one of the sides, or simply place it next to a window when the sun is at its peak (this is actually what I do). This will send a lot of light to your project, but your tissue will soften it and spread it out.
Step 7: Snap away! Play with whether or not to use the flash. I don’t use mine a lot because the box lets in so much light that I don’t need it and it creates glares on my cards. If you have a box, your cards can look like this: