Custom Double-Face Cards For Dummies

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Bob Farmer
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Custom Double-Face Cards For Dummies

Postby Bob Farmer » July 27th, 2018, 1:01 pm

Recently, I needed some special double-face cards. My arts and crafts skills are severely limited (limited = zero). Notwithstanding this lack of skill, I figured out a way of making perfect double-face cards in under a minute.

The basic idea is this: for card face 1, use a Bicycle card. For card face 2, use a card from a Card Shark Double Decker deck:

http://www.card-shark.de/index.cfm?page ... &ArtID=142

This creates a card that is slightly thicker than a regular card but looks perfect and feels great.

No, you can't glue two Double Deckers back to back: the result is a floppy card that feels weird and handles badly.

For glue, use Elmer's Repositionable Picture and Poster Stick (repositonable so you can align the cards easily):

https://www.amazon.com/Elmers-Repositio ... B0008IT2KI

Place the card inside a regular deck. Snap a couple of rubber bands around the deck and leave under a heavy object overnight.

Bill Duncan
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Re: Custom Double-Face Cards For Dummies

Postby Bill Duncan » July 28th, 2018, 2:54 pm

That's a great idea Bob. I've always had good luck taking a face or back OFF of a card, but they always seem a bit warped. Having clean thin faces to put on a skinned card is a perfect solution.


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