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« on: January 23, 2004 12:34:52 PM »

I have these fantastic tarot cards that a friend was just going to throw out, and I'm not sure what to do with them.  They look like the ones here: http://www.wicce.com/1jjswiss.jpg. I've already used the Death card (I made a memento mori shadow box for the friend who gave me the cards... it didn't come out that well or I'd take a picture), and I decoupaged the Roi des Epees onto a journal for another friend, so I can't do anything involving the whole deck.  And actually, I'd prefer to do things that only involve a few of the cards at a time... they're so cool that I don't want to visually overload any one thing.  Plus red, blue, and yellow is not usually my color scheme, and too much of it would just be Too Much.

Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2004 12:47:34 PM »

I wonder if you could change the color scheme a bit by tea dying?  I'd take a really uninteresting card (say 5 of cups or something) and try painting it with really strong tea.  That might give a neat muted effect.

Anyway, over on the journals page there's a couple of threads about making little notebooks out of cards  - one of them is even a featured project (its the one with the picture of the chick fourth row from the bottom)

Maybe you could make a purse or wallet out of a couple of them - or at least with a couple of them.
Imagine a solid black purse, encase a card in vinyl and sew it to the front.
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2004 01:32:53 PM »

it looks really good when you take a few of your faves and matte and frame them - they are a very pretty piece of art!

« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2004 02:35:57 PM »

perhaps with the less interesting cards, you can cut out the more interesting pieces of them and make resin bracelets
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2004 09:57:30 PM »

ooh i like the picture idea and maybe you can even take it further by matting the cards in one of the more complex tarot reading formations?

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2004 08:18:42 AM »

Luggage Tags!  

Bookplates (in the front of the book saying who's it is...I always loose books by lending them out)

Cover them in contact paper and use them for coasters?  put a bunch together and make some placemats?

traa la la!

My fiance and I were having a fight a couple of weeks ago, and I took his Tarot cards out of his box and touched them all because I was mad at him
(I know...childish...hush  Wink ).  So I have a deck now to do crafts with too!  yaaay!

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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2004 11:57:12 AM »

i saw someone's post about making your own tarot cards, and then i remembered i have a pack of them laying around.
i LOVE they way they look, any great ideas for something clever to do with them?

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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2004 12:45:16 PM »

not so much something to use them for, but i thought of copying a tarot card design onto a t-shirt, eg, temperence, the star, the lovers (from the rider-waite deck).
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2004 01:06:27 PM »

You could make a great curtain out of them by stringing them on fishing line.

« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2004 01:24:17 PM »

framed in a classic spread looks really nice.

Or get good color copies & decopage them onto stuff.  a dresser set (mirror, tray, etc) would be nice.  

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