I have seen this idea a few times on the net. I'm not sure where I saw it most recently, but I decided it was time to give it a go. Basically it is just almost cutting the leaves out, but leaving them attached some. Then I put tiny bits of foam tape under them near where they are still attached. Mounted that whole piece on another piece of white cardstock. You get a nice 3D thing going on. Subtle, but nice.I know I'm always looking for new ways to photograph my cards well so I'm going to share mine. The first pic is how the whole setup looks on my desk:
Here is the butterfly clip from that setup. Not too bad for at night with no natural light available.The white background thing is a mini science fair project board I found at Hobby Lobby. It was $3.99, then on some percentage off deal. I like it because it stays up nicely. I used to do the two sheets of cardstock sort of leaned to an L shape but they would always fall and stuff and drive me crazy. I put a sheet of print paper that I think goes fine under the front of the project board to finish the look. I use the two lamps I happen to own and use at my desk. They are totally different. I tell myself the ott light's white light offsets the incandescent light's yellow tones nicely.