I have been complaining about taking pictures of my cards, and not being happy with the results. SO...the DH and I bought all the stuff this past weekend to make a Light Box. The theory is that you make a perfectly white light box so that you get true color and eliminate shadows when taking indoor pictures.
The directions I used to make the box can be found here: http://www.studiolighting.net/homemade-light-box-for-product-photography/
I bought the foam core board and tape at Michael's and the lights/bulbs at Lowe's. Total cost was about $35.00. It took us about an hour to make it. I followed the directions exactly and the finished light box is a 20 inch square. Here are some photos of it:
My final thoughts on the project.
I think that the box is too large. If I made it again I would probably make it a 15 inch square. Be sure that whatever type of light bulbs you buy, that the box says 'daylight' so the color of the light is not yellow. I used 100 watt daylight CFL bulbs. Also, the more light, the better. I may end up buying another light to put on the top pointing down. Overall, the colors in the card photo above are much closer to reality than what I was getting without the box. This experiment is still ongoing...
Please let me know if you have any suggestions that have been working for you!