Introduction: Skin Your Credit Card With SWEET Designs
Transfer any design you want onto your credit card, from your own photo to porn. Your card will still work normally, and do you REALLY think that clerk at the supermarket is going to care what your card looks like? They never even check your signature, for Pete's sake.
(For the full uncensored versions, see our Pimp My Card feature.)
Step 1: Design Your Credit Card Skin
Design your credit card in Adobe Photocrap. You can use this free student credit card template (scroll down to the bottom of the page).
Step 2: Print Your Design
Print onto the T-shirt transfer paper on a color inkjet printer. Do a test run first on regular paper to make sure it prints correctly. Allow for a little bleed over the edges.
Step 3: Cut It Out
No, really, I mean it. Cut it out.
Step 4: Spray With Spray Mount
Spray the card with the spray mount.
Step 5: Place Skin on Card
Peel the backing from the transfer paper and place onto the card.
Step 6: Iron Skin Onto Card
Place the ironing paper (comes with the T-shirt transfer paper) on top of the card. Iron on LOW heat for 30 seconds. (Too hot and it will warp the credit card!)
Step 7: Slice Away Excess Skin
With the X-Acto knife, turn over the card and carefully slice away the excess transfer paper.
Step 8: Voila!
Repeat for the back side of the card, but use masking tape to cover the magnetic strip before you spray mount.
"THIS CARD WILL TURN BLUE IF STOLEN."
Step 9: Gallery
For a gallery of some of our favorites, check out ZUG's Pimp My Card feature.
A few additional tips:
- Patience is key! Take your time at every step of the process, or you will tear the paper, leaving ragged edges around the card.
- You can use the knitting needle to push the transfer paper into the crevices around the raised number, etc. You can also get reasonably good results by just smoothing it down with your finger, getting the air bubbles out that way.
- Use the flat edge of the X-Acto knife, rather than the tip. Be patient, making several cuts until the paper tears away easily.