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There are several steps to carding your freshly made custom figure. First you must choose a template to work with. You can use any from the sections on the left or check out the template vault at FFURG. Then you must place a picture of your figure in the template. Next, print out and construct your card. Finally, place your figure in a blister bubble and attach it to the card. I have constructed a tutorial to lead you through the basics. Follow the basic steps and you'll have a great looking custom carded figure in no time.

Before You Begin

Make sure you have the following materials or equivalents:

  • A graphics editing program such as Adobe PhotoShop, GraphicConverter (Macintosh shareware), or Paint Shop Pro (evaluation version for Windows).
  • A printer with appropriate high-quality paper. An Inkjet and photo quality glossy or matte paper is fine.
  • Cardstock paper, poster board, or comic backer board to give your card proper stiffness and thickness.
  • X-acto or hobby knife with new sharp blade.
  • Metal edged ruler.
  • Sharp and accurate scissors.
  • 3M Super77 Spray Adhesive or another strong brand.
  • Aleene's Jewel-It glue or Tacky Glue.
  • The figure you want to card.
  • A blister bubble and tray that your figure will fit in.

Now you're ready to card a figure...

On to the Tutorials >>




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