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The Low Rider Dachshund Tarot

A project in Peterborough, Canada by Melissa Wotherspoon

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A full 78-card dachshund-themed tarot deck. These cards are horizontal in orientation, long and low like the dachshund.
Backers: 151
Average Pledge Per Backer: $77 CAD

Funded: $11,577 CAD of $800 CAD
Dates: Apr 14th -> Jun 13th (60 days)
Project By: Melissa Wotherspoon
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Latest News


June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
The Low Rider Kickstarter is now finished and I have to admit it was more exciting to watch that countdown than any New Year's eve countdown (I might have shed a few tears). I am filled with so much gratitude for all of you, and will be sending out a... (Read More)

It's counting down in HOURS now!!

June 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone! I just want to send a big THANK YOU to all my backers so far! When I launched this project, I was WORRIED it wouldn't get funded because I'm a n00b when it comes to this whole Kickstarter creator game. I'm just so over the moon excited... (Read More)

WE DID IT!! The purple foil edges are a reality!!

June 4th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm so excited to announce reaching this awesome stretch goal! Now everyone who pledges at the deck level will be receiving the deck, with a pouch (hand screen-printed by yours truly), an AMAZING book-style box with magnetic closure, a companion... (Read More)

Getting closer to having shiny smooth metallic edges! Here's the colour!

June 1st - via: kickstarter.com
I've chosen the colour for the edges, for hopefully what will be a stretch goal achieved! It's going to look out of this world with the galaxy card backs... These are going to look and feel amazing!! (Sample photo)  (Read More)

The box is going to be a reality! (Thank you!)

May 26th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm so excited that I can now afford to bring this deck to life and include an awesome box! I don't know about you, but every time I open a tarot box with a magnetic closure, I get a buzz of happiness. I can't wait to bring that to you!  Please keep... (Read More)

At $7000 we add a sturdy box with magnetic closure for every deck!

May 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you for your support! There are about 2 and a half weeks left of the campaign and I want you all to stay excited, so I'm offering a box with magnetic closure (and matte finish) with every deck that is ordered. The accompaniment book will fit... (Read More)

Working on an exciting new stretch goal!

May 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone! I'm blown away at all your support so far! I have an exciting final strettttttch goal for the final few weeks that I really hope we are able to pull off! If we can get to $8000, I can afford to get everyone a sturdy box with magnetic... (Read More)

Balancing act: card design and card stock...and a new stretch goal!

May 11th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm making the big decision right now to go with entirely borderless decks. I am beyond happy with the way the test prints have turned out so far. The dogs and other important details become the most important aspect of each card, which is critical... (Read More)

Last sneak peeks before final tweaking and test prints

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Here are the last two suits - borderless! (Plus, an updated card backing, because who doesn't want more magic in their life?) Borderless wands Borderless swords The card back. On its "end" it creates an "S" for Stella. And you can't have Stella... (Read More)

The borderless pentacles - and a note about card stock

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
These were really fun to do! Once the rest of them are done, I can get TEST PRINTS of the borderless deck. As a riffle shuffler, card stock is really important to me. I like some weight, with a smooth feel, but not slippery-slidey (I hate playing "78... (Read More)

WOW! Stretch goal #2 reached!

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Now everyone who pledged for a deck will receive a printed copy of the accompanying guidebook! I can't wait to come up with a third stretch goal...stay tuned!   (Read More)

Borderless version of the Cups!! ...plus new rewards for buying multiple decks

April 30th - via: kickstarter.com
I have added pledge levels to make it easier to pick up two or three decks with just one combined shipping fee. Hopefully this helps those of you who have had trouble pledging for multiple decks. It is not too late to adjust your pledge level. In... (Read More)

First stretch goal achieved...and a sneak peek at the borderless majors

April 27th - via: kickstarter.com
I woke up this morning to snow and zero degrees (Oh, Canada), AND the first stretch goal achieved!! That means everyone who orders a deck will most certainly be receiving a printed cloth tarot pouch! I've been working hard on a borderless version of... (Read More)

Working on a borderless version as an option...here's a sneak peek!

April 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Borders tend to confine images. Because this deck is based on oil paintings, the challenge will be to do the digital work to eliminate borders, while retaining as much of the original oil painting as possible. Here is a mockup comparison of The Fool... (Read More)

Stretch goal #2 (I can't contain myself!) - A physical copy of the companion book for everyone who orders a deck!

April 21st - via: kickstarter.com
I've been spending the past couple of days digging into writing the accompanying book for this deck, beginning to put into words what went through my mind as I was worked on each card design. As it stands now, everyone will receive an electronic copy... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1! At $4,000 every backer who buys a deck will receive one printed cotton tarot pouch!

April 19th - via: kickstarter.com
I am truly blown away by your support of this project which is so near and dear to my heart. I'd like to offer a stretch goal as a thank you. At $4,000, I'd like to send a Low Rider tarot pouch to anyone who has bought a deck.  I have chosen The... (Read More)

Thank you! The Low Rider Tarot is FULLY FUNDED!!

April 15th - via: kickstarter.com
I am so thrilled beyond words that you have embraced this project so readily. Stay tuned for a stretch goal COMING SOON! George would like to give you his cold wet nose of thanks!  (Read More)

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