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Card Party Crossover: Taliesin Jaffe Stops By Mines N Crafts
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Card Party Crossover: Taliesin Jaffe Stops By Mines N Crafts

It’s this summer’s big crossover event! This week on Mines N Crafts, Geek & Sundry’s weekly show that combines real life crafting with Minecraft-ing, hosts Gina DeVivo, Stef Woodburn, and Amy Dallen were joined by Taliesin Jaffe for a craft that makes the most out of the 90s Marvel card collection you’ve had sitting in the garage for years.

Using the leftover cards from The Wednesday Club card party a few weeks ago, Mines N Crafts showed everyone the how-to for turning a stack of multiple identical cards into an eye-catching 3-D card.

Stef, Amy, Gina, and Taliesin teamed up to make a 3-D card out of multiple cards that otherwise might have never made it out of your collection except to go in the trash. (It can also work with Magic: The Gathering and other CCG cards you may have multiple copies of, pointed out the hosts.) Here’s the how-to.

What You Need

  • Multiple copies of the same card (Fleer, Marvel Masterpieces, etc.), at least six cards
  • Craft knife
  • Glue
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Double-sided, small foam mounting dots
  • Watch battery (optional)
  • LED light (optional)

Get Started!

Begin by looking through your old stacks of cards and gathering at least six copies of an identical card.

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“Look at your card and start imagining where the depth is,” said Gina, “and take it from there.” Imagine the card as a 3-D image; for example, if a hand is reaching out or the character is kicking out a leg, that might go in the front of the diorama you’ll be making.

Cut the first card to make the top layer. Most likely you’ll be cutting out the border and removing the artwork inside, but use your best judgement for what you’d like on the top layer.

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Continue cutting each layer to create the 3-D look, based on how you imagine the character coming out of the card. If you cut one section in a layer, make sure the layers below have that section intact for it to adhere to.

Use a black Sharpie to fill in any white spots or on the cut card edges as needed.

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Like Stef, you can assemble your 3-D card as you cut, or you can cut each layer first and then put it together all at once.

To begin building your card, use the foam sticky dots on each corner of the base card. Place each layer on top of the base layer, using the dots to hold the layers as needed. You can also use glue to get the look you want just right on certain layers.

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Taliesin also suggested taping an LED light to a watch battery and sticking it to one of the bottom layers to mimic the use of powers. Cover it with the top layers to hide the battery and bulb.

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Once all of your layers are assembled, your 3-D card mini-shadowbox is complete.

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This is a craft Taliesin did while growing up, and now you can try your hand at it as well, finally putting all those extra cards to good use.

Catch Gina, Stef, and Amy on Mines N Crafts every Wednesday at 4PM Pacific on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel, and become a subscriber to hop on the sub-only Minecraft server. 

All Images: Geek & Sundry

 

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