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    What material do you use?

    I'm curious, what materials did you use for your decks?

    Like, for the actual cards-- cardstock, index cards (blank), something else?

    Did you color/paint/paste/etc the image straight onto the cards or do it some other way?

    And how sturdy are your homemade decks?

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    I would use these and my printer

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    Wow. I didn't know they made those! That's cleaver.

    Only if I ever did decide to make my own deck of some sort, I don't think I could count on my printer for quality (not that it's that bad, just not the best) and that'd take a lot of ink

    I'll check that site out, though.

    Has anyone tried cardstock or anything like that?

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    This podcast discusses making your own and the pros and cons of cardstock and other methods.
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    Thanks

    I'm also curious, just because, what other people used-- markers, printer, cut/paste, crayons, paint, etc.

    Things like that.

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    I haven't tried to make any myself, yet. I've got folks who want me to, but that's a major undertaking.

    Perhaps one of our creators will come by and see this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agaliha View Post
    I'm curious, what materials did you use for your decks?

    Like, for the actual cards-- cardstock, index cards (blank), something else?

    Did you color/paint/paste/etc the image straight onto the cards or do it some other way?

    And how sturdy are your homemade decks?
    Well for me one deck I am working on is made out of heavy watercolor paper. Then the other ones I am working at either will be made on heavy duty photo paper, and card stock....

    Now since I am still in the early stages of my decks I use digital photos, Ink and watercolor paint for the second one, and the other ones various types of paint... which could range from Acrylic, water color or oils not 100 percent sure yet and depending on my kids I may use Pencil crayons to. ( will let you know more when I do :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyrstorm View Post
    I haven't tried to make any myself, yet. I've got folks who want me to, but that's a major undertaking.

    Perhaps one of our creators will come by and see this?
    Ya an undertaking I have been working off and on with my one deck since 2004. I feel though with each deck after wards it is getting easier to make the cards and know what symbolism to use.

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    my first deck I made by myself was with poster board..I measured and cut them all and used pen and ink to draw and color the pictures
    the next one I was able to use the 5 x 7 unlined recipe cards
    they both took a very long time to create!
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    Question

    So, for those of you who have made your own decks, what were the pros and cons of the materials you used? How did it work out?

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