Aeclectic Tarot
Tarot Cards & Reviews Free Tarot Readings Tarot Books Tarot Card Meanings Tarot Forum

Trimmed Celtic Messages (in a tin!)

  > Aeclectic Tarot Forum > Beyond Tarot > Oracle Decks


 
missy's Avatar
missy  missy is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 02 May 2008
Location: At the foothill of the mountain
Posts: 3,295
missy 

Quote:
Originally Posted by pippi
Here's a photo. The combination of having them trimmed and in a tin just has me giddy!
Hi, pippi, I just wanted to say they look lovely! And the tin really does look like it was made for the deck! Fantastic!
Top   #11
BodhiSeed's Avatar
BodhiSeed  BodhiSeed is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 14 Oct 2004
Location: Under a Sycamore Tree
Posts: 8,105
BodhiSeed 

Quote:
Originally Posted by pippi
bodhran, yours look great! I did your Mother's Day spread today using this deck...
Here's a photo of my reading, for an example of the trimmed cards with the inner borders.
Don't you just find yourself wanting to use these more without the borders?
So lovely...
Top   #12
pippi's Avatar
pippi  pippi is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 12 Oct 2007
Location: ID, USA
Posts: 1,895
pippi 

Quote:
Originally Posted by bodhran
Don't you just find yourself wanting to use these more without the borders?
Yep! And I'm running out of material for readings! The other night I laid out the entire deck and read it like you would a Lenormand. It worked really well!
Top   #13
pippi's Avatar
pippi  pippi is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 12 Oct 2007
Location: ID, USA
Posts: 1,895
pippi 

Quote:
Originally Posted by missy_
Hi, pippi, I just wanted to say they look lovely! And the tin really does look like it was made for the deck! Fantastic!
Thanks Missy!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lewen
Wow, it looks totally different. Thanks for posting a picture. Now I'm eyeing my deck and wondering if I'm up to the challenge! Very lovely and the tin is just perfect!
My pleasure! Let us know if you get out the scissors!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MysticalMoose
Ohhhhhhh! I DO like how they look, these are much lovelier without those distracting borders... you have done wonderful job you brave person! I would love to trim several decks of mine but havent quite summoned up the courage yet!!! They look good in that tin dont they!!!
Now that you've made the leap into cutting off your DruidCraft borders, you'll probably be noticing more decks in your stash that suddenly "need" trimming!
Top   #14
MysticalMoose's Avatar
MysticalMoose  MysticalMoose is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 31 Dec 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 5,179
MysticalMoose 

lol! Yes I have already started! I trimmed my Druid Animal Oracle as well late last nite & am just looking at bookcase, scissors in hand going....."Hmmmmmm"
Attached Images
 
Top   #15
oak_woman's Avatar
oak_woman  oak_woman is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 06 Dec 2007
Location: Norfolk, UK
Posts: 1,427
oak_woman 

Well, I wasn't all that attracted to Celtic Messages before I saw this thread, but now I've just HAD to buy this deck in order to trim it! And I'm just loving it now! It's so exciting seeing each of the cards released from its clunky border. I'm up to card 22 now but I'm enjoying it so much that it's tempting to buy another deck just to start the process all over again (only joking!).

And what a fantastic idea to make mini-oracles from the border designs. I'm planning to incorporate the little squares into an oracle I'm making for my partner in the creative exchange 'Junk in your Trunk' so I'm very grateful for the inspiration, Pippi!
Top   #16
oak_woman's Avatar
oak_woman  oak_woman is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 06 Dec 2007
Location: Norfolk, UK
Posts: 1,427
oak_woman 

Finished!

I took my time as I was enjoying the task so much, and I'm so so pleased with the result. I just love these cards now, and can imagine using them lots.

I followed Bodhran's example and used the yellow circle on the back of each card as my cutting line. I don't think they are perfectly round but the slight unevenness doesn't seem to matter when you get the whole deck in your hands. I just used a sharp pair of nail scissors and focussed hard.

The result is that my cards are completely borderless, and although I like Pippi's deck with its thin borders I must admit I like them better the way I have them. The images flow off the edges of the circle and don't have that arbitrary colour around the edge (although I know it helps you to see quickly which suit you're working with).

I just started flipping through the cards as I was going to list the ones that look especially wonderful now that they've been liberated. But really they all look gorgeous.
Top   #17
pippi's Avatar
pippi  pippi is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 12 Oct 2007
Location: ID, USA
Posts: 1,895
pippi 

Yay!! Congrats on liberating your deck! Glad you could use the mini-oracle idea as well!
Top   #18
BodhiSeed's Avatar
BodhiSeed  BodhiSeed is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 14 Oct 2004
Location: Under a Sycamore Tree
Posts: 8,105
BodhiSeed 

I stand clapping with Pippi, and congratulate you on trimming your Celtic Messages! Trimming a circular deck is much harder than a regular one. So glad you like its new look Oak_woman!
Top   #19




 


 


Tarot Cards & Reviews Free Tarot Readings Tarot Books Tarot Card Meanings Tarot Forum
Aeclectic Tarot Forum Links
· Tarot
· Tarot Special Interest
· Beyond Tarot
· Forum Library

Aeclectic Tarot Categories
· Angel Decks
· Dark & Gothic Decks
· Goddess Decks
· Fairy Decks
· Doreen Virtue Decks
· Beginner Decks
· Cat Decks
· Pagan & Wiccan Decks
· Ancient Egyptian Decks
· Celtic Decks
· Lenormand Decks
· Rider-Waite Decks
· Marseilles Decks
· Thoth Decks
· Oracle Decks
· List All Decks
· Popular Tarot Decks
· Available Decks
· Tarot Books
· What's New

Copyright © 1996 - 2019 Aeclectic Tarot. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy. Contact us.