Q: What set-up do you use to take pictures of your cards?
A: I tried a small light tent first (16") and didn't like the fact that I had seams showing in my photographs so much of the time. I bought a larger tent (24") next It had better lights, but STILL too dim. I ended up buying two of the honkin' biggest CFL Daylight bulbs you have ever seen--seriously, about a foot long--and have two smaller lamps with the original bulbs as well. (Big bulbs are 100 Watt 6400K CFL photo bulb 110v-130v 6000 Hours Life/ $25 each.) To keep from having to switch all four lights on separately, I have them plugged into a surge protector strip. Even with all of that, I set my camera to overexpose slightly AND I generally lighten and add contrast in Photoshop Elements. Sheesh--the things we do for light!
EDITED TO ADD: I purchasd my photo setup at OBN Photo. I have no connection with them whatsoever; they are a link that I ran across when I was searching for photo tents and lights.