On summoner's Rift I find laning with just Pick a card and Stacked Deck pretty tough early. You're pretty squishy, and your auto attacks do REALLY low damage. TF's burst isn't to be marveled at anymore. Best skill build i've found is Pick a card, Stacked Deck, and then level Wild cards. I generally don't bother using Wildcards until at least level 2, as level 1 has pathetic damage. At level 5, use up your mana pool, blue pill to base and then go gank someone. From there on out, finish out wild cards, and then pick a card.
I find its usually easier to get off 2 Wildcard activations than 2 Stacked Deck procs, simply due to movement.