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A custom designed deck of tarot cards "78 Cards" and the 'Book of Meanings' to go along with it.
A custom designed deck of tarot cards "78 Cards" and the 'Book of Meanings' to go along with it.
A custom designed deck of tarot cards "78 Cards" and the 'Book of Meanings' to go along with it.
146 backers pledged $8,845 to help bring this project to life.

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     I've been drawing and playing with tarot cards since I was a little girl. I got my first deck from my Mom when I was about twelve -- she actually bought it for my little sister... but she was scared of them, so I inherited it :) As an angsty goth'd out pre-teen, I remember being intrigued by the pictures and the mystical stories behind them. I read up on the cards, learned the meanings of each card, and started doing readings with my friends. I have always wanted to design my own deck, but had never mustered up the courage to do so. 

     A few months ago, I took up drawing in a much more serious way and began working toward building a more professional drawing portfolio for myself. A couple of friends commented on my Instagram, saying that I could probably design a great deck of Tarot cards with my drawing style (thank you, thank you ;) ). Upon hearing this, I thought "Well, I've always wanted to do that, maybe I SHOULD!" and I decided to get started. 

I officially announced the beginning of my #78cards project on my instagram, around the end of July. I estimated that it would take me over a year to finish all the cards, estimating about 4-7 days per card. It's been about two months since then and, I should be finishing up card #12 tonight! (Only 66 more to go!)

     Initially, '78 Cards' was intended as nothing more than a way of staying focused on my goal of building a stronger drawing portfolio. As I completed the first couple cards though, I began getting requests from friends, family, and strangers to pre-order decks. I wasn't really planning to have the decks printed at the time, but after a few months of falling completely in love with the project, I am now DYING to make decks! This is where you guys come it. Printing custom decks of cards is not cheap, and to get a good printer, I need to order a big batch of decks.

     With the money I make from this Kickstarter campaign I intend to print 50 decks of cards, as well as 25 paperback books explaining the meaning of each card (as well as pay for additional rewards, kickstarter, amazon, and shipping fees).

  By backing my project, you are helping me fulfill my lifelong dream of creating my own tarot deck, helping me grow my portfolio for future endeavors, and pre-ordering your very own deck of cards!

  Reward Descriptions: 

  • Official 78 Cards, Deck - Each deck will be printed full color on 300 gsm cardstock with a smooth finish and rounded corners. Standard 2.75" x 4.75" tarot card deck size. 

    Each deck will come packaged within a custom designed tuck-box. 

  • The Book of Meanings - The book includes full color images of each card as well as interpretation of the meanings and lessons of each card. The book is great for anyone unfamiliar with tarot, looking to learn to read cards, and just as a great compliment to the deck.  

    The Book of Meanings will be a collaboration between myself and four professional Card-Readers. Please see project updates for information on each reader! 

  • 11x17 Prints- Prints will be full color 8x14 (same size as the original artwork) centered on heavy stock 11x17 paper. Each print will be signed by hand.  
  • Original Artwork - Original drawings are completed with ink, marker, and colored pencil on 8 x14 paper. Original artwork will be mounted and framed before shipping - expect 11"x17" framed dimensions 
  • Strength T-shirts - Soft cozy American Apparel T's - Available in Men and Women's sizes. 
  • Strength Hoodies - American Apparel zip-up hoodie - Available in Men and Women's sizes. 
  • PREMIUM DECK PACKAGE - The Premium Deck includes two exclusive secret cards (completed by two guest artists, Ian Caroppoli and Rachel Feigenbutz. These cards will only exist within kickstarter printed decks). This deck also includes higher quality tarot cards than the original deck. It comes in a custom designed and locally engraved wooden deck-box, it and will NEVER BE OFFERED AGAIN! It is a kickstarter, one time only, offering.

 Thank you, 
Lana Zellner

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78 Cards Facebook Group - 78 Cards & The Book of Meanings
My Instagram - http://instagram.com/lanazellner
My Tumblr - http://lanazellner.tumblr.com/

Hashtag - #78cards

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lana/78-cards/posts/1018505

Collaborators: 

Secret Cards
Card #79 - Ian Caroppoli
Card #80 - TBA

Deck Boxes
Mike Flying Irons

The Book of Meanings - Authors
Major Arcana - Kelly-Ann Maddox, The Four Queens
Swords - Ethony Dawn
Wands - Christy Talbot, Tarot Girl Next Door
Pentacles - Amanda Donnelly, 78 Whispers
Cups - Sebastian Åkesson, Father of Wands

Risks and challenges

There are three major risks and challenges associated with this project.

1.) Everyone I know will think that I am a witch from here on out... I'm not, but I guess that's the price I pay for taking on this project ;) Hopefully, no one will try to drown me.

2.) Finishing these drawings is going to take a LOT of patience, time, and willpower. I am 100% confident in myself to finish this project, and I hope you all are as well. There is very little in my life that is more important to me than this project right now and as far as I'm concerned quitting before I achieve my goal is NOT an option.

3.) Getting all of the rewards made (especially the deck and the book) will require a lot of planning and quality control. I'm an architect... so I'm really good at this sort of stuff. I've made dozens of spreadsheets researched a ton of printers, and am very confident things will go smoothly!

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    Past, Present, Future - Pick three cards from the deck (in person or via web-cam) - I will mail you the cards and give you a past, present, future fortune reading to go with them.

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    "Strength" T-shirt - graphic t-shirt featuring the linework for the Strength card.

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    Your very own deck of cards!!

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    A deck of cards & the 'Book of Meanings' to go along with it.

    Play with your cards, and know how to interpret your results!

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    TWO of your very own deck of cards!! Share... or don't.

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    A deck of cards, the 'Book of Meanings', and an 11x17 full color print of the card of your choice.

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    A deck of cards, in a fancy custom made box!

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    2 decks and a book

    (some people just want an extra deck... what can I say?)

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    Pick a card, any card!
    With this donation, I will set up a time to have you pull a card from my deck (in person, or via webcam). I will draw this card with you in my mind.

    You will get your own deck of cards, a copy of the book, and an 11x17 full color print of the card I have designed especially for you.

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    PREMIUM DECK PACKAGE -

    The premium deck includes the same artwork as the original deck, EXCEPT, it also includes two additional drawings. Surprise drawings :) That will not be announced or shown on this website, nor on ANY of my social media sites until AFTER the decks are shipped.

    The premium deck includes more rigid, higher quality cards and comes with a custom engraved wooden deck-box. I will be designing the engraving for the deck-box and having it milled locally here in Montana. Of course, you also get a copy of The Book of Meanings to go with your Premium deck.

    FIRST 20 BACKERS RECEIVES SIGNED ORIGINAL ARTWORK!!

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    Choose a card from the Minor Arcana, and I will design it in your honor. (Only cards that have not been designed yet at the time of your donation will be available to choose from)

    You will get your own deck of cards, a copy of the book, and an 11x17 full color print of the card I have designed especially for you.

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    Choose a card from the Major Arcana, and I will design it in your honor. (Only cards that have not been designed yet at the time of your donation will be available to choose from)

    You will get your own deck of cards, a copy of the book, and an 11x17 full color print of the card I have designed especially for you.

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    Choose any card, I will draw it for you, and I will mail you the signed original artwork (as well as a deck and book).

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