Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Another acetate card =)

Good afternoon! Here is another acetate card I made last night. I am lovin acetate cards! I think I've finally got the picture taking thing down. I know a lot my pictures don't have true colors, or they are too dark so I've been trying to figure something out. Anyway, the first part of my problem is the colors on my screen weren't right. I remembered that Dawn McVey always has amazing looking pictures, so I found a card on her blog that used all SU colors so I could compare my paper to it and adjust my screen around that. Worked pretty well. Hubby has an nivida video card, and it gives you a lot of options for adjusting your monitor color. Then I decided I needed a new way to take pictures. Outside never works for me for whatever reason. I've been taking them in a chair, but they just don't look very good and normally I have to do a good bit of editing to make them even look halfway presentable.
So here's what I did. That light you see is part of one of those Japanese paper lanterns. I took the paper cover part off, since it didn't match my stamp room and it blocks too much light. It looks pretty bad this way, but it gives me a lot more much needed light. Anyway, so it hangs right next to the top of a bookshelf that sits on my stamp table. I just set my card up on top of the bookshelf and pulled the light away from it a little bit to reduce the glare. It worked like a charm! The colors probably still aren't perfect, but I think it's an improvement at least. All I had to do to the picture was lighten it a tiny little bit to make the white brighter. I had no idea how much difference a little bit of close light makes! I think I may make something a little more permanent to put up there.

-Stamps-Inkadinkado Christmas Characters
-Paper-Old Olive, Real Red and Whisper White cardstock; Dashing DSP
-Ink-Palette Black, Old Olive-Markers-Real Red, Creamy Carmel and Old Olive
-Accessories-Acetate, Retired Silver ribbon

8 comments:

Cheryl said...

Your card looks great Emily! What a cute figure. I may have to follow your lead and try and acetate card. I also have trouble getting a decent photo of the cards, sometimes I scan and some I try to get a photo. I really don't know what works best.

Kathy W said...

I think I need to go out and get me some acetate! thanks for the tips on photos- I struggle with this sometimes too.

Lorie said...

Another super cute acetate card! It can be so hard to get good colors in a picture but it looks like you have it figured out!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

This is so sweet! I love it. I'm channeling my inner-Ethel Merman now all because of you! LOL! :)

Lauren said...

This is a great card Emily. I love the blue against the paper you chose.

Beate said...

Emily, that is soooo adorable. Love the cute image, the colors and the layout.

Hugs and smiles

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love your card!! I really need to make one of these cards using acetate!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

What a super cute bear! Love the prints too. This is a fabulous acetate card! :)