Hi! Welcome to Considerate Cat Tarot.
Considerate Cat Tarot is a 78 card Tarot deck inspired by and featuring Cats. I have spent the last year dedicated to creating this deck. Each card features a different cat or some element of cat behavior or symbolism.
I started this project one year ago, today (March 4th). The original intention of this project was something that was just going to be for myself. I wanted to see if I could complete something of this size, from start to finish. I also loved the idea of creating a Tarot deck for my personal use with artwork and images that were visually appealing to me.
Since the start this project has grown incredibly and I want to share it with all of you. I am running this Kickstarter to allow to have the project published. A few months ago I attempted to submit to a publisher and was turned down. Although initially sad and discouraged, I realized that self publishing gives me 100% of the control over the deck and now that it’s happening this way I’m grateful that this is the route I am taking.
The deck is all illustrated with traditional tarot in mind: Major Cards, Cups, Wands, Swords and Pentacles with each card featuring a different cat or some sort of cat element. Many of the cards focus on a real rescue cat with a story to tell. You can read all about these cats here: https://consideratecat.com/meet-the-cats-of-the-deck/
I've always been focused on details, I think it's the details that make people come back to something over and over and over again. When looking at my cards, I hope that the reader will see something new every time and that they will pull their own meanings out of the details.
The cards themselves will measure 70x120mm and be printed on heavy weighted linen cardstock. The deck will come in a two piece ridged tarot box with a small ribbon on the inside.
Thank you so much for reading about my project. I hope you will consider supporting Considerate Cat Tarot by one of the reward tiers. Please do contact me with any questions, concerns, comments or just to say hi!
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~Reward Tier 1~
Illustrated Thank You Card :An illustrated card exclusive to this Kickstarter launch. A small token of appreciation. If you want to support the project but Tarot isn't your thing or maybe you're saving to purchase at a later date this is the perfect reward tier for you.
~Reward Tier 2~
Considerate Cat Print (8x10) : If you select this reward tier you will be able to pick from any of the 78 illustrations from the tarot deck as a print. The print will be on 8.5x11 heavy weighted high quality paper.
~Reward Tier 4~
Early Bird Considerate Cat Tarot: First 50 people to purchase will receive the final deck at a reduced price. The tarot deck will contain 78 cards in a high quality two piece box with a small ribbon marker on the inside. The deck will be printed on high quality, linen card stock.
~Reward Tier 5~
Considerate Cat Tarot Deck :The tarot deck will contain 78 cards in a high quality two piece box with a small ribbon marker on the inside. The deck will be printed on high quality, linen card stock.
~Reward Tier 6~
Considerate Cat Tarot and Canvas Storage Pouch: This reward tier will come with the 78 card deck as well as a small canvas pouch with an illustrated cat on the outside, perfect for storing your cards. Pouches will be limited to this kickstarter launch.
~Reward Tier 7~
Custom Cat Portrait : If you like my illustration style, you can have a portrait of your cat done by me. I'm offering only 10 custom illustrations. You and I will work together to create your perfect portrait. You will receive an 8x10 illustration and the digital copy of your art.
Reward Tier 8
Cat Lovers Package: With this reward you will receive the full 78 card deck, the limited edition storage pouch as well as an 8x10 print of one of the cards. A dream for any cat lover.
Reward Tier 9
Two Considerate Cat Tarot Decks : One for you and one for a friend, or one for you and one for your wall. Either way, this one is for you if you're looking to purchase two decks. Decks compose of 78 cards and a two piece rigid box with a small ribbon on the inside.
Reward Tier 10
Three Considerate Cat Tarot Decks: Three decks of Considerate Cat Tarot. Each deck contains 78 cards and come in a two piece rigid box.
Reward Tier 11
Have Your Cat Featured on the Deck!: The ultimate reward tier. Have your cat and your cat alone on "The Wheel of Fortune" card. Have your cat be a part of the deck forever. You will also receive a copy of the deck, a canvas storage pouch and an 8x10 print of your card.
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All backers who purchase a Considerate Cat Tarot deck will receive a free Phaedra inspired enamel pin.
Here is the completed deck. The question marks represent cards that have not been released yet. I will update it as they are revealed
Risks and challenges
- The main risk of this project is collecting the funds that will allow me to publish the deck. I have allocated a month to allow for production after the project is complete. I have a printer lined up, ready to go should to kickstarter campaign be fulfilled.
-The artwork is largely completed and will finish by the end of the 30 days. I am still "tweaking" many things on the cards.
-Should there be any delays in production, shipping or anything else on the matter I will communicate it fully.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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