View Full Version : Tarot Cards - Major Arcana Cards from III to IV - Due Date December 19th 2019

10-15-2019, 11:13 AM
Due Date: December 19th 2019
Sign Up/ Withdraw Date: December 12th 2019
Number of Cards: 3 for 3
Number of Participants: No Limit
Medium: H/D or mixed media. I will swap like for like

Tarot Cards - Major Arcana (Second 3 Cards) Due December 19th 2019

I love tarot cards. Whether you use them to tell fortunes or simply admire the symbolism, they can be very beautiful. I thought it might be fun to make the Major Arcana in the form of ATCs. The next 3 cards are III The Empress; IV The Emperor; V The High Priest (sometimes called the Hierophant). If this swap takes off, over successive months you will have your own ATC Tarot Set.

You can interpret the card as you wish. You can use the traditional images or adapt your own so long as you represent the particular Tarot Card. For example, you could make a card showing the Queen as the Empress, Elvis as the Emperor and a Shaman as the High Priest. So long as it represents the title of the card, anything goes.

Swap Rules

- All cards should be 2.5” x 3.5”.
- All cards should be sent in individual plastic sleeves for protection.
- Cards must be sent at least two weeks before the due date. I am in France, so this is how long it may
take for international mail to arrive. Late cards will be returned at your expense.
- If you need to withdraw, that is completely fine, just let me know.
- No cards and no communication may result in neutral iTrader.
- Keep cards as flat as possible to protect them.

Postage (France)
Please include a large address label and stamps to the value your cards took to mail to me. I will provide envelopes.

Postage (International)
Please include a large address label and $2 US cash or one Global Forever Stamp. Alternatively, I can accept PayPal although I'm hoping to obtain dollars for future swaps! I will provide envelopes.

Other Info
Please message me for my address when you are ready to mail and post to the thread when you send your cards. If you already have my address, it has not changed.

When you receive your returns, please leave iTrader for me and rep points for the artists.

Please ask if you have any questions. It’s better to clarify now than have your cards sent back because they don’t meet the requirements.


1. Zilliah
2. mim
3. Amandawas
4. IstinkrayIlversay
5. emmadreamstar
6. Wooper

10-16-2019, 01:49 PM
Sign me up :)

10-16-2019, 02:04 PM
I'm ready for the next set, sign me up!

10-18-2019, 09:34 AM
Hooray! Zilliah and Mim, welcome back!

10-18-2019, 09:57 PM
If not in on first cards can one still play?

10-18-2019, 10:17 PM

10-19-2019, 05:29 AM
Of course, you can join at any point, Zhouzhou.

Welcome to the lurker's bench, Thorn.

10-22-2019, 09:55 AM
LOVE this swap and want to continue please!

IstinKray IlverSay
10-22-2019, 10:55 AM
Yes me please!

10-24-2019, 05:19 PM
I collect tarot cards and this is such a neat idea for an ongoing swap... I would love to sign up... Sad that I missed the first swap tough for 0, I and II...

If anyone would like to do a private trade for the first 3 major arcana cards in the set with me I would love that, just let me know.

10-27-2019, 08:30 AM
Welcome emmadreamstar. I'll add you to the list.

10-27-2019, 01:04 PM
Here again! Sign me up

10-28-2019, 04:02 PM
Hooray! Welcome Wooper. I love your cards!

10-28-2019, 08:15 PM
I was thinking recently about how cool ATC tarot cards would be. Lurking with a question. Do we have to follow a certain style such as Rider Waite Smith? Or can we do what we feel is our interpretations of the cards?

IstinKray IlverSay
11-01-2019, 11:24 PM
Dithespy, is there a gallery up of the 0-2 tarot swap that can answer Cherie's question?

11-02-2019, 01:02 AM
@Cherie, I'm not 100% sure, but I'm fairly certain it's our interpertaions of the cards and long as the names and numbers of the cards are present. Wooper has played before and has some examples posted in their gallery you could check out.

11-02-2019, 01:42 AM
To quote the swap description :P

You can interpret the card as you wish. You can use the traditional images or adapt your own so long as you represent the particular Tarot Card.

I did the first swap, and my understanding was that you can use whatever imagery you like, as long as it represents the card's meaning. I believe most people included the name and number on the front of the card, but not everyone did. Here's the cards I did for the first swap as an example:


11-04-2019, 11:38 AM
Great! Thanks everyone for the info!

11-05-2019, 11:40 PM
There might be 2 week long postal strike happening in Finland soon! If it does happen, I'll have to drop out since my cards would make it in time :( We'll know more tomorrow.

11-06-2019, 02:40 AM
Sorry for the delay. Cherie, the idea is to interpret the cards as you like. The first swap included some amazing interpretations - they were all absolutely fabulous.

11-08-2019, 04:00 AM
The mail strike will happen, so I'll have to drop out from this swap :( What a bummer

IstinKray IlverSay
11-08-2019, 10:11 AM
The mail strike will happen, so I'll have to drop out from this swap :( What a bummer
Noooooo! I love your series so far!

11-08-2019, 02:47 PM
I'll lurk here just a bit and see what I can come up with. Sounds very interesting.

11-10-2019, 10:44 PM
I'm sorry you have to drop out Wooper! That's a real bummer.

11-11-2019, 11:27 PM
I was thinking I was going to do my next set of cards in the same style as the last, but now I'm thinking of something different. I'm so torn, I already have the thumbnails set out lol

11-14-2019, 05:08 PM
My cards are ready to mail in - sent a PM for the Address to the host, just waiting on a reply and I will have them mailed out as soon as I have the info!

Here is my set, hope everyone likes them:
Tried to get the traditional symbolism of each card in there while doing my own take/style/designs for the cards.

Done in a mix of Watercolor, Markers, Colored Pencils and Pens on Bristol Stock with Corner designs punched out. Took a photo this time instead of a scan so you could better see the punched out corners.

11-18-2019, 02:21 PM
Just dropped mine in the mail today!! :D

11-19-2019, 06:53 AM
Wooper, we can hang on for your cards maybe. Your last ones were fab!

I can't wait to see your cards, emmadreamstar.

IstinKray IlverSay
11-19-2019, 10:27 AM
Emmadreamstar, those are awesome!

11-19-2019, 07:45 PM
I certainly wouldn't mind waiting a bit longer for the strike to pass so wooper can play too! Thank you dithespy and istinkray for the lovely comments regarding my set! This was so fun to do, look forward to play the future sets for sure!

IstinKray IlverSay
11-20-2019, 09:18 PM
Agreed, I dont mind waiting at all!

11-21-2019, 01:58 AM
I would also be perfectly fine with waiting out the strike.

11-22-2019, 11:02 AM
Aww you all are so lovely! But the strike has been going on for 2 weeks now and may take 4 weeks in total (at least what we know now). So the cards might not reach you until January! That might be a little too long of a wait :(

11-24-2019, 06:29 AM
I was thinking the same thing about 0 l and ll. Id be more than happy to do a swap of these with you, just lemme know if youre still interested :)

12-03-2019, 11:02 AM
I'm going to have to withdrawl this one! I've got so much unexpectedly going on IRL I'm a bit overwhelmed.
When things calm down/next set I would love to do a private trade with someone/s though!

12-03-2019, 06:53 PM
No problem, mim. I'm really sorry you have to drop out. I hope you join in the next swap.

12-06-2019, 03:55 PM
I'm afraid I also have to drop - too many things happening this time of year and I'm very behind on all of them :(

mim and/or Wooper, I'd love to do a private makeup trade with one or both of you sometime in the new year, if you're interested?

12-06-2019, 06:14 PM
That would be great zillliah!

12-06-2019, 06:25 PM
Great! I'll send you a message in the new year once things have calmed down a bit for me :)

12-09-2019, 01:33 AM
That would be awesome zilliah! ^^

Also cant wait to participate in the next part of this swap when it comes

12-09-2019, 05:58 PM
Great, I'll send you a message in the new year as well :) I can't believe it's almost 2020....

I'm definitely planning to join the next swap too!

12-11-2019, 12:18 PM
Did my cards ever arrive? Sent them off some weeks ago. Hope they made it safely.

12-11-2019, 06:03 PM
They are here safely, emmadreamstar.

IstinKray IlverSay
12-14-2019, 12:09 PM
Oh no, I forgot you are in France! My cards were going to be ready to go on Monday but the absolutely wont make it in time. Poor planning on my part, I've been swamped. I zad to say I should withdraw.

IstinKray IlverSay
12-14-2019, 12:09 PM
Oh no, I forgot you are in France! My cards were going to be ready to go on Monday but the absolutely wont make it in time. Poor planning on my part, I've been swamped. I'm sad to say I should withdraw.