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« on: August 11, 2009 03:04:42 PM »

This is my first completed project on the Paper Crafts board, I hope this is the right place to post this (since I used an actual deck of playing cards).  I was in the Summer is for Metal swap last month and made this deck of Heavy Metal Playing Cards for my partner. 



Each card has a different metal band.  I tried to keep each suit within one genre of metal, but some genres had to be combined, and some cards were dictated by the person (Lemmy is the Ace of Spades and King Diamond is the King of Diamonds of course!  And all the queens are girl bands/bands with girl singers, cause girls can rock too!).  Hearts are all Glam Metal, Clubs are all Black Metal, Diamonds are kind of a mix of folk and power metal, and Spades are mostly just straight heavy metal.  I found pictures on the internet and sized them to fit on the cards, printed them on sticky label paper, cut them out, stuck them on, and sprayed them with a sealer.  I had to make a new box (which had a picture of Dio because he's too metal to fit into any genre/suit) because the deck was too fat to fit back in the original box.

Thanks for looking, C&C welcome and appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009 04:06:26 PM »

OMG totally awesome!! If I had a color printer I would totally make me a deck of Stargate cards (my current obsessions lmao). I'm gonna wist em!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009 05:09:39 PM »

What a totally awesome idea!  A great way to turn an ordinary deck into something cool!  Id love to make a set of cards now too!  What kind of sealer did you use?  And are they dureable enough to actually use? 
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009 07:41:22 PM »

For this deck I used a spray clear acrylic sealer.  I've also used Modge Podge on a pinup deck I made for my sister a couple years ago, but it took forever to paint on and made the cards really thick.  As far as I know they are durable enough to use.  My sister still has hers and I know she has used them, and these seem pretty durable even with the thinner sealer coat.
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2009 08:15:54 AM »

This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen!  What a great idea. I love it.
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2009 10:45:41 AM »

These are so great! I love that you separated the genres into suits!
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2009 11:01:36 AM »

These are seriously awesome!

Entirely too metal for one hand - \mmm/ Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2009 06:04:11 AM »

This is a great idea!  I'm going to have 'Ace of Spades' stuck in my head for the rest of the day now that I have read this post.  Thanks!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2009 11:41:27 AM »

Thanks guys!  They're actually quite easy to make, it's finding and sizing the images that's a bear to do, but it was kind of fun for this (especially with my super metal geek boyfriend popping in every so often to tell me who I was missing or who didn't belong). 
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2009 07:38:58 AM »

OMG totally awesome!! If I had a color printer I would totally make me a deck of Stargate cards (my current obsessions lmao). I'm gonna wist em!!

You might be able to get a local print shop to print a few pages of color pictures - make a few full page sized collage files of the small pictures you need and have them laser printed in color. Cost you less than $5.

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