I found this project on another blog awhile ago and wasn't able to make the deadline. But the host, Jessica Brogan, has decided to run it again, so I'm going to give it a shot! Details here: http://www.insearchofdessert.com/?p=8428
If you want to participate, I recommend checking out Karen Isaacson's blog for some helpful tips:
I tried the "iron-the-playing-cards-onto-freezer-paper" thing and it just wasn't working for me... Maybe if you actually know how to use an iron normally, you would have a better chance! So I ended up using double-sided tape. If it comes off easily, great. If not, I'll be sticking labels on the back anyways.
After that, I used the roller to gesso all the cards. (What a time-saver!) I gave them each 2 coats to completely cover the playing card graphics.
After that I took a bunch of different colors, painted the cards, and added a little texture. I'm letting them dry for now, and then I'll be adding some embellishments and the quotes as time permits.
More to come soon!