Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom box

My son, an avid Pokemon fan, is chomping at the bit to play Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.  Each person can get a 5-card pack, each day.  There are a total of 70 cards, plus 2 special cards, issued only at the Halloween and Christmas parties.  Players often trade cards to fill gaps in the decks.  My son has researched and well prepared to help Merlin but we wanted a way to protect the cards while needing easy access.  He was certain a book was the best bet, but when we talked about constantly pulling them out for the game, it was decided a deck box would be the best option.  I got a basic baseball card deck box at Hobby Lobby for $3.60 with coupon.
I have some leftover printable shrink plastic from another project, so I chose an icon I found online.  It is still a bit dark for my liking, but it came out better than some others.  TIP:  lighten all images by at least 50% before baking.  Colors will darken as the image shrinks.  My largest complaint is that the image distorts a bit.  It was originally a circle and shrunk to an oval in the bake process.  Once cool, I used E6000 to attach it to the box before adding Liquid Glass to seal the image and give it an epoxy look.  Thanks for looking!  April

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