Hand Made Playing Cards

Since this Valentine’s craft was a gift, I dared not put it online until after the holiday. Hand crafted Valentine gifts are a thing of mine. I’ve been planning this gift for some time now and I’m very happy with how they turned out. My husband and I love playing games and despite how competitive we are, they bring us closer together. So I thought a hand-made and hand-illustrated deck of cards were the right gift for my mister.

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I personalized the cards by adding little caricatures of us: him being my king and I his queen. Since we don’t have any kids or pets, I was kind of stuck on what to draw for dear ole Jack. So I just drew some ambiguous character. Maybe one day when we have an addition to the family I’ll change the Jacks. 

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Well, the mister was very thrilled with his gift and he said he’s so excited to play solitaire with them (well I was thinking a game of hearts…you know something we could play together). Well my artsy friends, I hope your Valentine’s was lovely and crafty! Happy belated Valentine’s Day!

materials:

140 lb. cold press archers watercolor paper

japenese paper from paper-source.com

chip board

glue

watercolor

ink

micron pens