DECK PREVIEW & PRE-ORDER INFORMATION

Smoke, Ash & Embers, Volume 2 (first printing)

Wander Into a Magical World Where Dragons do Exist

Created by Stephanie Burrows, Illustrated by Adam Oehlers

Pre-orders officially launch on June 1st, 2021

 

HELLO! And to our previous supporters and customers, welcome back! We're so excited to introduce you to the beautifully illustrated Smoke, Ash & Embers; an eco-friendly, Rider-Waite-Smith inspired Tarot deck featuring whimsical woodland dragons (printed right here in the UK).

 

Whether this is your first Tarot deck, one of many, or you simply love the artwork, we invite you to wander into a magical world where dragons do exist. You might find a dragon curled up, peacefully sleeping under a mossy rock, splashing in a puddle, or hiding in the hollow of a tree.

There’s quite a bit to cover, so please read all the information below before you commit to purchase. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Here we go...

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DECK SPECS

  • 78 Tarot cards (22 Major Arcana, 56 Minor Arcana), two double-sided companion reference sheets, two themed art cards and a secret bonus card. That's 83 cards in total! 

  • Card size: 70mm x 120mm (with white borders).

  • Card stock: Eco-friendly, 400gsm, FSC accredited / carbon balanced paper with veggie inks (protected by matte, anti-scuff laminate).  

  • Box: Housed in a newly designed, 350gsm tuck box (with an easy to open lid and a glued base).

The double-sided companion reference sheets include keywords that thoughtfully depict the nature of each card, allowing the deck to be read intuitively. Since we want to keep Smoke, Ash & Embers as eco-friendly as possible, there is no physical guidebook that accompanies this Tarot deck, and there are no plans for one.

THE MAJOR ARCANA

These cards showcase imagery that parallels the 22 individual universal archetypes represented in the Major Arcana of a classic Rider-Waite-Smith deck. Most of the Majors are distinguished by their dark, mystical skies, which really emphasise the Major Arcana's importance. 

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THE MINOR ARCANA

  • The Cups are water-based and quite playful. They represent feelings, emotions and relationships. This is the brightest suit of the bunch, with the dragons having little webbed feet, gills and a frog-like appearance.   

  • The Pentacles are earthy and grounded. They represent the material world. The dragons in this suit generally have leafy scales and a strong connection to the forest.  

  • The Swords are airy and a bit serious. They represent intellect, thoughts and state of mind. The suit is illustrated with dark colours and black, winged dragons. 

  • The Wands are fiery and curious. They represent creativity, inspiration and passion. Here, you’ll find lots of reds, smoke, fire, and fog.

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THE CARD BACKS

It looks like a dragon has found himself a comfortable place to settle among the flowery vines, so who are we to disturb him?  While the backs of the cards aren't reversible, they are stunning and really tie the deck together. We hope you love them as much as we do.

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WHY YOU NEED THIS DECK IN YOUR LIFE...

1) DRAGONS! Need we say more?! It’s also a beautiful, whimsical collectors deck that we hope you’ll enjoy for years to come.

2) It's intuitive. We feel that as you work with this deck, you will begin to develop personal associations with the cards. Since it's based on the Rider-Waite-Smith system, the cards are easy to understand.

 

3) It's eco-friendly. Smoke, Ash & Embers is printed right here in the UK with FSC accredited/carbon balanced paper and veggie inks (please see the ‘OUR PRINTER’ section below for further information).

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OUR PRINTER

After the fantastic experience we had with Generation Press printing our first Tarot deck (Oak, Ash & Thorn), we’ll be using them, once again, to print Smoke, Ash & Embers in the eco-friendly manner that is so important to us. There are so many reasons we love this company:

  • They’re local to us (based in Brighton, England), which reduces our carbon footprint.

  • They have been EMAS certified since 2014 (that’s the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, which allows all types of organisations to improve their environmental performance and achieve recognition for doing so).

  • They use their own generated solar power and are topped up with renewable energy supplied by Ecotricity, they’re carbon-neutral, they offer sustainable paper, and they use vegetable-based inks. We also love that they’ve funded the planting of 6001 trees in the UK. Ecotricity invests more in creating renewable energy than all other UK suppliers put together.

  • They offer the Carbon Balanced Paper programme, enabling their customers to offset their emissions through The World Land Trust (an international conservation charity that protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre).

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ORDERING INFORMATION

So you've made it this far, but you might have a few questions...

 

WHAT IS A PRE-ORDER?

Pre-ordering means that you won't receive your order right away. Instead, you will secure your order for a later date. This helps us estimate how many decks have printed.

 

WHEN DO I PAY FOR MY PRE-ORDER?

Payment is made the moment you place your order to help aid in the creation of this deck. Pre-orders are non-refundable.

WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO RECEIVE MY ORDER?

The current timeline for production and shipping is as follows. We’ve tried to be liberal with the dates to account for any delays due to the strange situation the world finds itself in. We will be posting updates weekly via e-mail to keep everyone in the loop.

 

By pre-ordering, you accept/understand the shipment time will be several months after your purchase is complete. 

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HOW MUCH DOES SMOKE, ASH & EMBERS COST?

 

ORDERS PLACED IN JUNE 2021 (the early-bird pre-order window)

£37.50 per deck + shipping; includes one set of early bird extras per deck (one A6 sized print pack, one sticker pack, one fridge magnet and one A6 sized colouring page). 

 

£75.00 per bundle + shipping when you purchase Smoke, Ash & Embers and Oak, Ash & Thorn together (bundle packs will be listed on our website when we launch); includes one set of early bird extras per bundle (one A6 sized print pack, one sticker pack, one fridge magnet and one A6 sized colouring page). 

 

Checkout the extras you get if you order in the month of June 2021...

 

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ORDERS PLACED FROM JULY 2021 ONWARDS

Decks increase to a retail price of £42.50 per deck + shipping; extras are not included; however, they may be purchased separately. 

'Not-so-early bird' bundle pricing when you purchase Smoke, Ash & Embers and Oak, Ash & Thorn together (£80 per bundle + shipping); extras are not included; however, they may be purchased separately. 

 

For additional information regarding our Terms and Conditions (Shipping, VAT & Customs, and Return Policy), please click here. 

ARE THERE ANY FURTHER DISCOUNTS?

Due to the discounted early-bird pricing in June 2021 and specially priced bundle packs, there will not be any further discounts available. 

HOW WILL MY ORDER BE SENT TO ME?

Most orders weighing 2kg and under will be sent tracked via Royal Mail. For orders shipped to addresses outside of the UK, a tracking number will be available upon request via e-mail (24 – 48 hours after you receive a dispatch notification). 

 

Please remember that shipping times are estimates and are not guaranteed. Experience has shown us that some packages can take up to 35 days to be delivered; however, the vast majority are delivered in a timely manner. While we aim to dispatch orders promptly, unfortunately, we cannot promise on-time delivery, and we cannot provide more information than what the tracking shows (if applicable).

For additional information regarding our Terms and Conditions (Shipping, VAT & Customs, and Return Policy), please click here. 

IF YOU WANT TO ORDER MORE THAN 4 DECKS (meaning your order will contain 5+ decks), PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST (after we launch) SO WE CAN FIND THE BEST SHIPPING RATE AND CREATE A CUSTOM ORDER FOR YOU.

WHAT IF I PURCHASE OTHER ITEMS? WHEN WILL THEY SHIP? 

Please note everything you purchase will ship together in the same package. We're afraid that we're unable to split orders (as this would result in a disorganised dispatch process).

RIGHT! HOW DO I ORDER?

First of all...thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!  Please bookmark ThreeTreesTarot.co.uk/shop. We officially launch pre-orders on xx/xx/xxxx at 5pm (that's UK time).

 

Remember that if you're planning on ordering, but you're unable to do that right when we launch, it's okay. Remember that there's special early bird pricing for the whole month of June 2021.

We truly appreciate your support, and we cannot wait to get this deck into print! 

 

Let's do this!

 

Three Trees Tarot 

xoxo

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Adam Oehlers

Adam Oehlers is the illustrator of this deck. He currently works out of Norwich, England. He has exhibited worldwide from Australia to the UK, Europe and the States. He has worked alongside writers and publishers from around the world. He has worked as a concept artist, character designer and writer for animations and computer games.

 

Adam has always found a great deal of inspiration from the classic illustrations of Arthur Rackham, Edward Gorey and any intricate classic pen illustrations and print work. He has a great love of old stories and fairy tales and aims to tell a story through every illustration. In his work, he strives to create a sense of nostalgia to take the viewer back to a forgotten memory, to remind them of the soft magic that surrounds us.

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Stephanie Burrows

Hi! I'm the creator of this deck. The West Yorkshire countryside that I now call home is the source of my inspiration. Some of my earliest memories of Tarot include my mother reading Tarot for friends and family. Now, I enjoy starting my day with Tarot for inspiration and guidance.

The journey to where I am today has been incredibly wonderful. I am thankful to everyone that has supported me along the way. Your e-mails and messages are so lovely, and it reminds me, every day, how lucky I am to be doing what I'm doing.