View Full Version : Tarot Court Cards (Kings & Queens) Swap Due June 16

04-01-2011, 01:32 PM
Tarot Card
Court Cards Swap
Kings, Queens, Knights and Pages
Due June 16, 2011

Swap Due Date - June 16, 2011
Signup/withdraw date - June 9, 2011
Number of cards - 4 for 4
Theme - Court Cards (King, Queen, Knight and Page)
Medium - ALL mediums
Size - *** 2.5 x 3.5
Number of Participants - 50


1. Draw/paint or collage 4 cards of one each Queen, King, Knight and Page. They can all be from the same suit or each from a different suit. Your choice.

The suits must be CUPS, SWORDS, WANDS OR COINS.

You can find a picture of each card in the Rider Waite deck at this website: http://www.learntarot.com/titlema.htm for inspiration. However, you can interpret your card however you like. If you wish to use trees, animals, people, things....doesn't matter. It's your interpretation of what that card means to you.

COLLAGE NOTE: If you are creating a collaged tarot card, please do not use images from current tarot decks either from cards or those published in magazines. Please use other images. You can use the same symbols that are shown in a tarot card, but they must be from other sources. For example: In the moon card you can cut out a picture of a moon, a dog and a crab which are shown in the Rider Waite deck and place the pictures in the same way, but do not cut the pictures from that same tarot card. I hope this makes sense. If you have questions, please pm me.

2. Include Title of card on the front. Does not have to be very big since the card is small ....but it should be somewhere on the front.

3. Since each card is your interpretation, it would be nice if you include key words on the back of your card so we know what it means. Or you can include key words on the front of your card as part of the artwork.

4. Please do your best work. Do not rush.

5. PM me for my address when you are ready to send. I live in Utah so if you have a previous address in MN, that's not correct!

6. Please include your username, real name, title of card, and medium that was used on the back of the card.

7. Please include a LABEL WITH YOUR RETURN ADDRESS. This is VERY important so that I can return cards to you. You do not need to send a return envelope! I will provide this.

8. You also DO NOT NEED TO SEND POSTAGE! I seriously have a ton of postage I really need to start using. So you are not required to send any. If you want to send an extra card, that's okay. I'd never turn down an extra card! But it is not required!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Each participant will receive one of each court card (King, Queen, Knight and Page), therefore you must create one of each - BUT it does not matter which suit!

1. Princessgene
2. AxisOfAnarchy
3. WildGoose (rec'd)
4. Artsylola (rec'd)
5. Phoenix (rec'd)
6. Debs913 (rec'd)
7. Cynthiasillitoe (rec'd)
8. LadyDoor (rec'd)
9. lindalaelm
10. Kavka (rec'd)
11. Gypsysoul (rec'd)
12. Chronata
13. Raingirl (rec'd)
14. Katelnorth (rec'd)
15. Oddbreed (withdrawn)
16. Tikaboo791 (rec'd)
17. Dilys (rec'd)
18. Zandradee (withdrawn)
19. Elizasquared
20. Pami (rec'd)

04-01-2011, 03:26 PM
Please sign me up. I am hoping to get a whole deck if possible.

04-01-2011, 04:19 PM
I"m in!
Really looking forward to creating some more cards,princessgene

04-01-2011, 04:42 PM
May I join?

04-01-2011, 05:23 PM
You knew I'd be here! I'm in!

04-01-2011, 06:06 PM
Oh yippee!!!! Sign me up :)


04-01-2011, 06:25 PM
YAY! Welcome everyone!

04-01-2011, 06:48 PM
Count me in, please!

04-01-2011, 07:11 PM
Welcome Cynthia!

04-02-2011, 12:31 AM
Sign me up for this swap, too! Yeah!!

04-02-2011, 12:34 AM
Welcome LadyDoor!

04-04-2011, 09:01 PM
I was waiting for this one. I'm in!

04-04-2011, 11:08 PM
Welcome lindalaelm and Kavka!

04-07-2011, 07:11 PM
Oh -- question!
The waite-rider deck uses pentacles, but you ask us to use coins as a suit.
Is there a reason for this? I've noticed that tarot decks vary a lot depending on artist and time period.

04-08-2011, 12:12 AM
Pentacles are interchangeable with coins. Some decks call them coins and some call them pentacles. If you want to use pentacles, feel free. I mean they look similar to coins! I just thought it seemed simpler to call them coins instead of pentacles.

04-08-2011, 12:23 AM
Alright, I was worried that they would be regarded completely differently by readers. I don't know that much about the use of Tarot cards, I just like the art. But I don't want to make a really oddball card (aesthetically pleasing or not) that no one could use in a functioning deck.

04-08-2011, 09:22 PM
If it's possible, I would prefer cards with coins. I don't really use Tarot for the Wiccan interpretations. (If not, I understand as well)

04-09-2011, 12:42 AM
Axisofanarchy....make sure that when you submit your cards that you include a request not to receive cards with pentacles. I won't remember when I go to swap the cards and I don't look back on the thread.

04-09-2011, 05:57 PM
Not a problem. :) I usually try and put a letter of some sort in with my submissions.

04-15-2011, 02:07 PM
Welcome Gypsysoul. So glad to have you aboard!

04-21-2011, 01:02 PM
Finished inking my Knight of Cups and Page of Cups cards today. I'm also going to make the Queen of Cups, King of Pentacles, and Knight of Swords.

I'm surprised more people haven't joined this swap so far. Maybe it's because while everyone knows about the major arcana most people don't know that much about the court cards?

04-21-2011, 09:58 PM
Finished my cards (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=222170) just now!

04-21-2011, 10:09 PM
Ooh! I want that queen of cups!!LOL!
Kavka...those are simply adorable.

oh... I guess I need to sign up then, huh? :D

04-21-2011, 10:23 PM
She sure is cool, isn't she, Chronata? She's a queen, mermaid *and* elf all at the same time.

And I'm always happy when my cards convince other people to join a swap!

04-22-2011, 01:35 AM
Love your cards Kavka! Maybe when people see your lovely cards they will join the swap!

04-22-2011, 12:06 PM
Those cards are amazing, Kavka! Love them all; such great style!

04-22-2011, 12:23 PM
Love your cards Kavka! Maybe when people see your lovely cards they will join the swap!

um...yes...like me!!! :D

Please do sign me up!

04-22-2011, 09:05 PM
Welcome Chronata! For some reason I thought you were already signed up. LOL

04-22-2011, 11:44 PM
I love your cards Kavka!

04-23-2011, 11:08 AM
My cards went in the mail yesterday!

04-23-2011, 05:11 PM
Please add me.

04-23-2011, 06:47 PM
OK, can't resist - I'll sign up. Probably won't do fabric cards for this one, though :)

04-24-2011, 01:28 AM
Welcome Raingirl and Katelnorth.

What?! No fabric Queens & Kings Kate? I can imagine that would be quite difficult indeed.

04-24-2011, 01:43 AM
id like to join too please...

04-25-2011, 08:00 AM
Welcome Oddbreed and Tikaboo791. You don't need to send postage.

04-26-2011, 07:57 AM
please sign me up. :cool:

04-26-2011, 08:36 AM
Yes, Dilys you are welcome to join. I will add you to the list. Collage is fine. However, I ask that anyone doing collage work to not cut out images from existing tarot cards or illustrations from the internet, magazine, etc. Please make your cards with other images.

Welcome zandradee.

I also received kavka's cards today. Wonderful cards!

04-26-2011, 11:04 AM
Yay my cards made it! :D

04-26-2011, 06:31 PM
Really cute cards,Tikaboo!

04-26-2011, 06:33 PM
Tikaboo your cards are darling. I love how simple they are. I especially like how you did the knight. Thanks for sharing,

04-29-2011, 01:27 PM
Ok, here are mine. I hope the Queen and King of Coins are self-explanatory. When I had all the words on them, it looked too cluttered. I always try to let the art win the argument as to how it should look.

04-29-2011, 05:16 PM
excellent cards Cynthia!

05-06-2011, 08:39 AM
Received cards from Cynthiasillitoe. Thank you, lovely cards!

I'd also like to announce that I will be moving in just a few weeks and I don't know what my address will be. I will probably be away from the computer too. But hopefully, I will know by June 1st and then you will know where to send your cards.

05-06-2011, 11:05 PM
Good luck with the move, princessgene!

05-10-2011, 12:32 PM
Please sign me up!

05-11-2011, 11:30 PM
I received an email from someone about requesting my address. I don't remember who that was because I can't find it in my inbox. So I just thought I would make a general announcement here.

Please hold your cards until I find out what my address will be. I'm in the process of moving at the end of this week. I will probably just get a post office box as soon as I get into town so I have some place for my mail to go right away. Thanks.

05-11-2011, 11:31 PM
Welcome Elizasquared.

Thanks for the good thoughts Gypsysoul!

05-11-2011, 11:32 PM
Received Tikaboo's cards today! YAY! They are so cute!

05-12-2011, 08:22 AM
I worked on them till I finished and they go in the mail today

05-12-2011, 10:06 AM
I love your Queen of Swords, PAMI!

05-12-2011, 10:41 PM
Beautiful cards, PAMI!

05-13-2011, 02:01 PM
Great cards PAMI!

As soon as I get a PO Box I will let you know so you can send your cards.

05-17-2011, 04:39 PM
gotta withdraw, cant get motivated on these...

05-17-2011, 07:12 PM
Here are my cards - I'll be sending them off later this week.

05-18-2011, 12:42 AM
Colourful and interesting cards, katelnorth!

05-18-2011, 01:01 AM
I chose Swords as my suite.... In a life reading I learned long ago and far away that was the one for which I had the most affinity ; so figured I might almost intuitively come up with the best design for that one...there's a Wild snowgoose as the bird added to the Page/princess one....

These are the original digitally coloured designs - EG the Knight is from a b/w still from the 1938 Russian movie, Alexander Nevsky with his original spear turned into sword and a new background added - that will be made into one-of-a-kind collages with added pen work before I mail them off... ( likely Friday, princessgene, if we get your new address by then)

05-21-2011, 11:24 PM
I'm Back!

Wonderful cards everyone. I have a temporary address for the next 3 months until I find a permanent place to live. I figured getting a po box would be the simplest solution for now. So if you are ready to send your cards, please pm me for my address.

05-21-2011, 11:33 PM
I rec'd Pami's cards just before I left Utah. Did anyone else send cards already to the Utah address? I am now in Minnesota.

05-22-2011, 07:41 PM
Got my cards done. It will be hard to let my King of Wands go though...LOL.


05-22-2011, 10:17 PM
Cute cards, debs! I hope I get that King of Wands! :)

05-23-2011, 01:35 AM
Great cards Deb! Very clever. I can see why you would hate to give up that king of wands. LOL

05-26-2011, 07:40 PM
My cards for the swap.

05-27-2011, 04:22 AM
I love your set of cards, raingirl, especially the queen of Wands. Excellent work!

05-28-2011, 08:29 AM
love 'em, Raingirl. and officially covet.

05-28-2011, 04:49 PM
Beautiful cards, Raingirl! They are a really nice set!!

05-31-2011, 05:52 AM
I rec'd Pami's cards just before I left Utah. Did anyone else send cards already to the Utah address? I am now in Minnesota.

Nope, I have sent the cards off to your Minnesota PO box - hopefully you will have them soon.

06-02-2011, 05:30 AM
I am afraid I won't be able to do my planned cards before it's time for me to mail them across the water. I was greedy in my sign-ups! Please withdraw me, with apologies.

06-03-2011, 10:05 AM
princessgene--any sign of my cards? I'm afraid my King of Wands may have absconded with the others!

06-03-2011, 09:26 PM
I do apologize for not being more prompt. I am currently without internet service (and having serious withdrawals lol). I finally got a chance to visit a friend and use her service so I thought I would just put a quick note to everyone that I have not forgotten about the swap. I did receive 3 envelopes the other day. I forget whose they were but I think they were from katenorth, deb and raingirl. I think. I don't have them with me right now, so I'm not absolutely sure. But if you mailed them to my minnesota address, then I'm sure I got them. Hopefully I will be back in the swing of things when my internet is back up and running next saturday. Seems like an eternity without internet!

06-04-2011, 01:54 PM
Poor baby! I'd have serious withdrawal too. Thanks for the update and hurry back :)

06-05-2011, 06:48 PM
I got mine out in the mail yesterday! Yeah!

06-07-2011, 05:02 PM
Normally, my cards would be making it to you in plenty of time....BUT!!!

I guess because there's now a rotating mail strike here in Canada, I"m strarting to worry about whether my cards are holed up someplace with others similiarly piling up...

...or whether I possibly could have gotten your new PO wrong and they'll only be sent back from being stored in Winnepeg or Montreal on the 15th or something....

:unsure:hoping mine are there soon, too, princessgene!

( Will send you a PM with what I wrote down as your PO )

06-08-2011, 03:52 PM
You poor thing, Princess Gene - I cannot imagine being without internet access - I'm such an addict!! Luckily, I have worked out how to use the forum on my phone, so even when I go on holiday this summer, I can still check in...

06-10-2011, 11:44 PM
I finally got hooked up to the internet in my new place and finally updated the list. If the list isn't correct, let me know.

Wonderful cards so far!

06-11-2011, 10:54 AM
Welcome back princessgene, we missed you!

06-11-2011, 12:16 PM
I'm dropping mine in the mail today! :jiggy:

06-11-2011, 02:56 PM
princessgene, I almost popped my cards in the mail today without confirming your address! You are in Minnesota now? I guess I'll need your address then...so glad I asked before I posted them.

My cards can be viewed in my gallery, if anyone wants to see them!

Thanks for a great swap, once again!!

06-11-2011, 04:37 PM
Very nice cards, Phoenix. I like the jeweled grip on the kings sword (gel pens? :)

06-11-2011, 08:28 PM
Your cards look great, Phoenix! Great concepts!

06-12-2011, 12:06 AM
Thank you debs, and LadyDoor! And deb, the grip is metalic markers with gel pens on top.

06-12-2011, 11:47 PM
I finally cropped and shrunk the files down small enough for the gallery. I loved the queen so much I made her my avatar.http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?u=9408 I added titles after I scanned the cards.

06-13-2011, 07:12 PM
Great card, artsylola. Yes, they are all adorable!

06-14-2011, 12:12 AM
Sorry I haven't been around. My life has been so busy since I moved and started a new job. Love the cards artsylola and phoenix!

06-20-2011, 01:28 PM
Sorry for the delay in responding to this thread. It's been difficult since I moved and having problems with my internet and working so much in my new job. Hopefully this will be a better week and I can get the returns out to you. There are still a few participants who have not sent cards. Hopefully they did not get lost in the mail and will be here before the end of the week.

I received fabulous cards today from gypsysoul, artsylola and phoenix.

06-28-2011, 10:06 AM
What is happening with this swap? I haven't heard anything in ages.

06-28-2011, 03:15 PM
Cards are going out this afternoon. I was hoping that I would have received a few of the cards from people who said they sent theirs, but they never came.

06-28-2011, 07:56 PM
Looking forward to the returns, princessgene:cute:

07-01-2011, 01:51 PM
Received great cards from artsylola, Dilys, wildgoose and Pami. Thank you for hosting princessgene.

07-01-2011, 03:44 PM
Sorry it took me so long to put in the feedback. I forgot about it until now. If I missed anyone, please let me know.

07-01-2011, 05:50 PM
Oh goodie! Cards are coming. Whomever gets my King of Wands...I want to know! I have some depilatory you can borrow to spiff him up if you need it :D

07-02-2011, 12:28 PM
Cards recieved from PAMI (Knight of wands), Taikaboo (Queen of Cups), Princessgene (King of Coins), and Phoenix (Page of Swords)!

07-02-2011, 01:01 PM
Cards arrived today! Big thank you to Dorene for the Luna Moth Queen of Coins, Raingirl's page of wands, Tikaboo's King of Cups, and lindalaelm's Knight of Coins. And many thanks to princessgene for hosting!

07-04-2011, 01:25 AM
I received my cards and am so excited to have them all! Thanks Kavka for the Knight of Cups, debs913 for the Queen of Cups, Dilys for the King of Cups, and Wildgoose for the Princess/Page of Swords. Greeat and wonderfully unique cards all!

Thanks again, Princessgene, for another great tarot card swap!!

07-05-2011, 06:15 PM
Fantastic cards from GypsySoul (Queen of Cups), Katelnorth (Page of Cups), Kavka (Knight of Swords), and Phoenix (King of Swords.) Thanks, everyone, especially PrincessGene.

07-09-2011, 04:51 PM
Got my cards today in the post - thanks for great returns from CynthiaSillitoe (Page of Wands), LadyDoor (Knight of Coins (Wasp)), Kauka (King of Pentacles) and wildgoose (Queen of Swords) - and of course, thanks to PrincessGene for hosting.

07-13-2011, 04:10 AM
Another awesome tarot swap, thank you princessgene!

I'm sorry its taken me a bit to write in about my returns...I haven't had consistent computer access over the last couple of weeks.

But BIG thank yous to CynthiaSillitoe for my very royal King of Coins, to lindalaelm for my lavish Queen of Coins, to princessgene for my earthy and bright Knight of Coins, and to Kavka for my gentle and sweet Page of Cups. What an awesome set!!

As a tarot reader, I cannot help to see that that I have a prosperous road ahead, if I'm patient and steady, yet I also have support and love with me too. Not bad!

Thanks everyone!!

Off to leave reps and I trader now...sorry they are tardy! (Edit: I owe you one, Cynthia...I must have rep'd you recently..lol!)

07-13-2011, 03:13 PM
They've come!

In all their courtly majesty they are:

Page of Pentacles from debs913,Queen of Swords from katelnorth, King of Wands from Raingirl and Knight of Cups by Dilys

A very fine swap, princessgene, thank-you for hosting!