Here is a Christmas centerpiece, place holder or favor for guests made from vellum and cardstock! Terry Bolender showed me how to make this with Stampin’ Up! Products last month. I used her Big Shot tool to cut out the gold scalloped square shape (for the base of the tree) and the box; then I used her circle punch to cut out a hole for the battery operated candle. I traced a pyramid box pattern onto vellum cardstock (a really cool heavy-duty vellum!) and cut it out and scored it after stamping and clear embossing the green image. I used the large star punch to cut out the top part of the tree and attached it with a pretty brad.
I wasn’t sure which picture to use because I was given a home-made made me a photo light tent/box for Christmas and I was testing the photography. Thank you, Jayma Malme, for telling me about how to make a light box for photography! I was using my new Ott light but the lighting is so blue! I am shining the light directly at the image because it doesn’t get through the cardstock sides of the light box very well. Here’s what I am talking about.
This is how my blog pictures normally look. Can you tell the star is gold cardstock? Uh, me, neither!
Now here is the same object in my new light box, with the light coming from the left through the cardstock walls.
Here it is again with the light shining head on the object.
This will need tweaking – I think the light box needs thinner wall covers, and after look at this post I realized I am supposed to put the cardstock base all the way at the top of the light box so there’s no ugly seam behind my object. Anyway, I am happy I have this light box and I hope to have some better quality photos for my blog now! This is the light box contraption:
Which photo do you think looks best: 1, 2, or 3? Happy holidays, and thanks for reading my blog!