Holographic Custom Pokemon Trading Cards

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Introduction: Holographic Custom Pokemon Trading Cards

I make my own custom holographic Pokemon cards with transparency film and vinyl decal wrap. I print them using my color laser printer.


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Step 1: Stuff

Get the right transparency film for your type of printer. To give it the holographic effect, we use vinyl wrap.

Transparency Film for Laser Printers
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Transparency Film for Inkjet Printers
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TECKWRAP Aurona Craft Holographic Opal Vinyl Pack
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Step 2: Artwork

You can get artwork by googling and other online resources. I use photoshop to customize and arrange them. I then print them inverted on my color laser printer.

Artwork:

https://www.deviantart.com/jethrokoi
https://www.deviantart.com/aschefield101
http://www.mypokecard.com/en/
https://www.pokecard.net/

Step 3: Trim Cards

To trim the cards use a sharp knife. Be very careful. I use a real pokemon card to help with sizing. Use a straight edge ruler for cutting.

Step 4: Attach to Real Pokemon Card

If the back will be visible like in a card holder I'll attach the holographic print to a real Pokemon card. Usually a energy card since they are abundant. You can use a bit of glue or double sided tape. It doesn't have to be affixed securely since it'll most likely be in a sleeve or card holder. Just enough glue/tape so it doesn't move around in the holder.

Step 5: Corner Rounder

You can use scissors to round the edges but it's best to use a corner rounder to make it consistent and clean. The one I use is the Kadomaru Pro, I use the smallest setting to cut the perfect corner.

Sunstar Kadomaru Pro, Corner Cutter
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Step 6: Put in Card Holder

I usually put them in 1/4 screw down cases by Ultra Pro. You can put them in one-touch cases or even top loaders. What ever way you want to display your custom cards.

Ultra Pro 1/4" Screwdown Recessed Trading Card Holder
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Ultra Pro 1” Thick Lucite Screwdown Trading Card Display
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Step 7: Finish

So that's how I create my custom holographic cards for Pokemon/Hearthstone/Yugioh/etc.

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    2 Discussions

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    Crafty Librarian
    Crafty Librarian

    1 year ago

    These look amazing! I've been looking for a way to make holographic/foil cards for ages that don't involve using my actual cards. This is gonna be so awesome to try out!

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    zakbobdop
    zakbobdop

    1 year ago

    These look so real!