Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another "Card" Card

While making the cards yesterday, I had difficulty applying ATG tape onto the backs of the playing cards.  Playing cards are coated so they'll be slick and easy to deal and shuffle.  Glue dots seem to be the easiest way to adhere the playing cards onto cardstock.

Papercrafts magazine also had this card in the September/October issue.  To make this one, I gathered up all the decks of cards we have in the house, picked out the Aces of hearts and just photocopied them onto white cardstock.  This eliminates the problem of applying adhesive to the slick surface of the playing cards.

The heart frame was cut using Plaintin Schoolbook.  I measured the heart on the playing card and resized a 1" heart using Design Studio to make the opening the right size.  The sentiment was printed in my card making software and I pop dotted the red frame for dimension.

On some of these, I applied red Inka-Gold paint to the heart frame for some bling.
Wouldn't these make great Valentine cards?


Carrie said...

absolutely CUTE!

Anonymous said...

Love it - especially the sentiment w/ it! You could use the 2 of hearts for valentine's day cards, too (Two hearts as one, etc.). I've seen that one done in photos w/ wedding bands - one over each heart. Plus, it'd use another card from your decks! - KC

Heather R... mousemomma said...

Love this card! Great idea to photocopy the playing cards!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

How cute is this! Great solution to the slick cards!

Brenda said...

Wow another fabulous card Linda!!!

Linda said...

Anonymous---great suggestion for using the two of hearts! I'll file that tip away for later use!

Linda said...

This is perfect! I really believe that! Great card!