Random11's Credit Card Sized amiibo cards

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  1. langdoy

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    I stumbled on this as I wanted to make some nice cards as well as everyone. My cards are on order and should be here soon so I can join in on this journey. I signed up for this forum just to say what a kickass job @Random11 did with all this. Much props!!!

    That said, I read everything and know what's out there. I was thinking about what printable adhesive label would work, so I will check out the above recommended for the Avery 5265 shipping labels. However, I was just going to print these individually from work and then use the rubber cement method...and cut around them with a xacto knife. Anyone do this and does the rubber cement ruin the paper? Was planning to print on regular paper. Not sure if it will make it all warped or too soft.

    One reason for this is that you don't have to make a template and prep printing. Open the image in Irfanview, print with options to exact size and centered, and have plenty of room to work with. Apply cement, apply card, let dry, cut out.

    I'll post results if I can by end of the week if this works well.
     
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    I can check when I get home what the rubber cement will do to a standard piece of computer paper with ink on it. It had no issues with card stock but card stock is also thicker so I'll just double check.

    As for the label paper... the label paper is a full 8.5/11 label. So you won't need to worry about lining the print up with a label template or anything but that means you will have to cut out the labels just as you would if you were to print onto normal paper and use rubber cement. The label paper in that case only replaces the glue step.
     
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  3. langdoy

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    Ah, thanks! Yea, I would need to line up the images. If I get card stock, I'll have to line them up also to save materials. The labels aren't cheap. I guess I'll try the regular paper and worst case, go with some thicker paper.
     
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    oh ok I see what you mean, well I tried out some rubber cement on some images printed on normal computer paper and it didnt seem to affect the paper or make the ink bleed. That said, I did it on paper which the ink was completely dry for. If you tried to use rubber cement on paper fresh off the printer you might have issues.
     
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    I just tried this also on a printed paper and it did bleed a tiny bit with very little cement. I'll take your advice and get some thicker paper.
     
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    I put a super thin layer and it was dark/'wet' on the front. I thought it might be bleeding.. But it just dried up. This might work... Thanks again so much... I'll try one when I get the cards with a before and after.
     
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    This is the method I used to make all my cards with the only difference being I used a spray glue. It works very well. You can have bleed through if tou spray too much though.
     
  8. WiiUBricker

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    So you make those yourself and put a pirated NFC sticker on them?

    Edit: I can’t read.
     
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    Do you have a recommended paper/sticker brand for these?
     
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    Avery 5265 shipping labels if you need stickers for the PCV NFC cards
    Staples 12pt card stock if you need to make the cards and are using NFC stickers
     
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    Thanks Random, the Avery 5265 is what I'm looking for but those seem to be for Laser, I assume they work for Inkjet also?
     
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    Avery 8165 shipping labels are the inkjet equivalent. I really don't know if there is a difference.
     
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    Thanks again, Inkjet papers allow ink to absorb better and wont smudge as much if any, among other things.

    https://pcforms.com/diy-printing-blog/can-you-use-laser-paper-in-an-inkjet-printer/
     
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    Ya I did try the laser paper in my inkjet printer just to test it and it seemed fine. But my inkjet printer isn't very good either so any issues from using the wrong paper might be more noticeable on a better printer.
     
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    added shadows to some cards who were missing them, and fixed shadows in other cards

    cc botw 2 card daruk v2.png cc botw 2 card daruk v3.png cc botw 2 card mipha v2.png cc botw 2 card mipha v3.png cc botw 2 card revali v2.png cc botw 2 card revali v3.png cc botw 2 card urbosa v3.png
    cc metroid card samus v2.png
    cc smash bros card zero suit.png
     
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  16. Emuchu

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    Hey Random11,

    I really love this line of Amiibo cards, and I wanted to know if you were going to expand your Smash 4 cards to include the other characters. If you're not, I was wondering if you don't mind sharing a template for the CompC-inspired extra-bleed credit card-sized Smash 4 templates so that I could help make a few? I wanted to card-ify my figure collection of Pika, Ike, and Roy, and maybe even do something silly like printing some of the alternate costumes on them, instead.

    EDIT: GUYS! GUYS! I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS THING I MADE! I made up one for Smash 4 Pikachu Alt. 3 (the headband one), but I think I'm too much of a nublet to post images or links here. How can I post attachments without getting flagged as a spammer?
     
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    Maybe upload to Imageshock or Photobucket and post the link?
     
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    How many attachments are you wanting to post? If its just a few you can use the "Upload a File" button. If its a lot, create a Mega.nz account and share the link to the folder.

    Also, another user already did this. Its not exactly laid out the same as mine, but they are there if you want them, until I ever get around to making my own.


     
  19. Emuchu

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    Whoooa... I'm a little embarrassed that I missed the "Upload" button; I was looking for it in the toolbar, haha. Here are the ones I made! And thanks, Random11, I'll definitely check that link out. As for these guys, I used the color palettes I used in-game, except for Roy, whom I can't find a bull-body image for his black / purple outfit.

    Corrin Alt6.png Ike Alt7.png Pikachu Alt3.png Robin Alt2.png Roy.png Toon Link Alt8.png
     
  20. HunterMcDole

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    So here are my back I created via @mistic100 template (Custom Amiibo Cards for BOTW) Again the bleed is only 1/16" as that is what I can do on my template.

    cc botw 2 card mipha back.png cc botw 2 card revali back.png cc botw 2 card urbosa back.png cc botw 2 card daruk back.png

    Here is my template if anyone wants it, I use it with the Brainstorm M tray for Canon. It's using Scribus 1.4.6. All of the images have to be sideways and it only has a 1/16" bleed
     

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