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crazystargrl
« on: July 15, 2008 09:54:48 PM »

Somehow, I picked up a set of blank playing cards while shopping for other items at a craft store. I think I just randomly threw it in, but it was perfect when I saw this challenge. Smiley I decided to make my own set of playing cards, using scrap paper I had for the design/backing (I make journals, so I gather a lot of scrap paper that's too small to use for my journals). I hand drew and used watercolor on all the cards.

The Box:
The box is handmade out of glossy photo paper and decorative paper. It's actually too small for all the cards though (holds about half of them).




Spades:
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Face:



Clubs:
Ace-10:



Face:



Diamonds:
Ace-10:



Face:



Hearts:
Ace-10:



Face:



Kings + Joker:


They're usable too. Smiley Playing Solitaire:



To see more pictures, you can look at my set on flickr.

Thanks for looking. Smiley
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camelama
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008 10:59:39 PM »

OOooooo!

I love that you made a Joker too.  Smiley Smiley


And I really like the gorgeous colors on your face cards - good job!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008 03:13:25 AM »

Awesome.  those are beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008 03:28:59 AM »

That's a really cool idea and I think you've done a really awesome job on the face cards especially but if you're making another set, maybe use all the same backing paper- otherwise you'll end up knowing which card is which from the back!
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008 04:36:34 AM »

Beautiful, but my friends would memorize the back of those cards in one or two games...
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008 04:56:50 AM »

That's awesome! I'm actually in the middle of making my own Tarot cards, what kind of medium did you use on the cards themselves? And what kind of paper did you use? I know you said the cards themselves were store bought.
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2008 07:26:31 AM »

cool cards!
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My ETSY shop - the place to find lots of pouchie items Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008 10:50:17 AM »

I never even thought of people memorizing the back. haha, thanks for pointing that out. I think they're more decorative anyway (they're kind of hard to shuffle too). You can still play Solitaire though. Smiley

mouseatethekitty, I ran out of the store bought cards I was using when I still had 3 left to finish and I used glossy photo paper for the last 3. If you use photo paper or some thick paper and cut it to size, that should work.
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2008 01:29:24 PM »

Those cards are magnificent
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2009 08:35:08 AM »

Wow! that is really neat!
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