I braved the local bookstore chain today – only because I got a gift card for my birthday, so it was “safe” – and made a tarot score:
The Color Your Tarot Boxed Set by Liz Dean, for $10 ! It’s a little worse for wear (I think it might have spent some time shoved into various corners) and I haven’t checked if the cards are all present and accounted for, but for that price? AND the set comes with a colour-your-own as well as an actual printed deck, so it’s two for one! You even get 10 colour pencils.
The artwork has a certain “book of hours” charm to it and the Death and Moon cards are two of the more unique ones I’ve seen in a RWS clone. The Minors are Marseilles-style pips with no variation from card-to-card, other than the number of elements. However, this is a plus when it comes to colouring your own cards because the empty backgrounds allow you to add whatever details you want.
I think I’ll scan the cards in, both so I can play with colour options in Photoshop and so that I can print copies to experiment with using different techniques. Naturally, I want to turn one into a glitter bomb :D It is true that the card stock is flimsy, but that is a minor concern to me (nothing 10 layers of (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧ GLiTtER won’t cure!) Maybe I could find a few more copies? I am giddy at the sheer potential for alteration possibilities!
ETA: All of the cards are there. There is a printing error on the blank deck, with the Page and Knight of Swords both being labelled “Knight”, but again, meh. That’s what liquid paper is for.