I decided to create some customized chaotic cards for fun. I first started by just putting some unreleased card art into the templates and designing from there. But I found some links to some interesting customized mtg cards.
Step 1: Ruin Some Super Rares.
I learned that if you take Acetone (in my case I used nail polish remover, which has acetone in it) you can remove the ink from cards. I started off by experimenting on a rare, but soon realized that it's shininess is a fake shininess which eventually comes off like the ink. I figured that I had to use supers which had a more realistic holo effect to them. It seemed like black ink didn't like to come off as much as lighter colors too. I got three cards made and was fairly happy with the results.
Step 2: Edit the Cards with Photoshop (or something else...)
This member of deviantart created amazing templates for chaotic cards (http://king-of-craziness.deviantart.com/gallery/). If you own photoshop you'll be able to make any customization as your heart desires. This is what I came up with:
Pretty nifty eh? I love the look of the full art cards
Step 3: Print Them Suckers Out.
Now there's various ways in doing this, but I found a relative easy way. At Office Depot they sell adhesive printable transparent paper for $16 (10 sheets). I had a fun time after I bought them and once I got home realized that there wasn't anything in the package. I had to return and exchange it for a proper item. Anyway. These things are super nifty they allow you to print anything and then stick it on a window or, in my case, a card.
Step 4: Sticking Things Together.
I let the ink dry over night just in case and I took some scotch tape and cleaned the surface of the cards that the adhesive was to bind too. This made it so air bubbles were unlikely to form. I took off the back film and placed the cards onto the art (I should have taken a little more time because two of them didn't go perfectly straight and I didn't want to mess with them more).
Step 5: Cutting.
Once on and looking good you can cut them out! I just used one of those circular cutters, scissors, and a cutting mat. Once that's done you are practically finished! Here are the results!
Nice shiny full art cards. They look better in person. I think I might need to tamper with the settings a little next time and try to get the colors brighter. Or try putting a white background somewhere.
I also decided to make regular unreleased cards on just matte photo paper, here are them!