erinnightwalker said: Oh, my….. Might I beg/borrow/steal some of the resources for such a thing? is there any special stuff, or simply cardstock and a laminating machine?
GOD NO. No Laminate machines! No nasty plastic stuffs. We hates it, nasty plasticstuffs.
I print card backs on cardstock, card fronts on cardstock, and sandwich these to a middle of (you guessed it) unprinted cardstock. I use only-slightly-watered-down school glue and a paint brush. Modpodge would also work. And two very large books to smash them flat.
I print from JPEGS assembled in Photoshop so that all I have to do is print full sheets, glue as full sheets and slice when dry. I may or may not hit ‘em with clear matte sealer just a touch. Usually I don’t - seeing as I can print a new set when they fall apart.
Alternate methods include printing on photo paper and omitting the middle stock, or printing on paper, and pasting onto thick “kraft” paper cardstock. And/or backing shit with nice scrapbooking paper/cardstocks…etc.
HOWEVER, you can order blank cards from plaincards.com, that’ll run through a home printer, and come with a can of sealer to help keep ‘em crispy. I’ve yet to have the pleasure of working with the plaincards stuff for my own tarot, just for game cards (extra A2A and Cards Against Humanity cards).
I’ll probably make the images downloadable once I finish ‘em.