How to Create and Print your own Oracle Cards by Kathy Shanks

Oracle cards have been around for centuries and are used as a tool for divination, guidance and self-reflection. Many people have found them to be a helpful way to tap into their intuition and gain insights into their lives. If you’re interested in creating your own set of oracle cards, the process can seem daunting, especially when it comes to printing. However, there are now exciting new printing packages available that make it more accessible than ever before.

Designing your own oracle deck can be a deeply personal and rewarding process. It allows you to infuse your own unique energy and creativity into the cards. The first step is to choose a theme or concept for your deck. This could be based on a particular area of interest or expertise, such as astrology, crystals or animal totems. Alternatively, you could create a deck based on your own life experiences or personal journey.

Step 1 – Design your Cards

Once you have a theme in mind, the next step is to create the artwork. You can use a range of software packages, from professional Adobe products to user-friendly platforms like Canva. Artwork can be created on paper and scanned, or created as digital artwork. It’s important to ensure that all images are produced or scanned in high resolution (300dpi) and that text is professionally formatted and clear. Colours may need to be corrected to ensure they print well on a professional printing press. If you’re not confident in your design skills, consider hiring a professional designer to help bring your vision to life. 

Step 2 – Print your Cards

Printing can be the most challenging aspect of creating your own oracle deck. You may want a single set for your own use, a small quantity for your family and clients or large orders for bulk distribution. Traditionally, printing small quantities of 100 or 200 sets can cost around $40 per deck – this makes it a challenge to make a profit from card production. To get a realistic cost per unit, you would need to order 1000 sets, which could cost around $10,000. This is a significant outlay for many creators and can make it difficult to bring their vision to life. However, Turtle Publishing has secured a deal to allow short print runs of oracle cards, making them more accessible than ever before. Now, for the first time, you can print quantities of 100, 200, and 300 for as low as $10.54 per set, and that’s including a box! 

This new package from Turtle Publishing is an exciting development in the industry, opening the doors for many creators who may have previously been unable to print their own oracle cards. This fantastic offer allows for a low-cost entry into the market, without compromising on quality. You can now print your own oracle cards with confidence, knowing that you are getting a great deal.

Creating your own oracle deck has many benefits. Firstly, it allows you to tap into your creativity and intuition, and bring your own unique perspective to the cards. It also provides a tool for self-reflection and personal growth, as you explore the themes and messages within your deck. Additionally, if you plan to sell your cards, it can be a lucrative business opportunity. With the rise of the wellness industry and increasing interest in spirituality, there is a growing market for oracle cards.

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Case Study – Melissa Mills

We had the pleasure of collaborating with Melissa Mills, a gifted medium, on two major projects. She first contributed her wisdom on mediumship to the Spiritual Discovery journal, a beautiful and thought-provoking publication focusing on the practice of journaling to embrace your spirituality. After the journal’s successful launch, Turtle Publishing eagerly helped Melissa create her own oracle card deck. Melissa had already worked on the cards and was ready to produce them, but needed guidance on the next steps. Her mother had painted a full series of watercolour images that matched the messages she had collected from readings with her clients. Combining the words and images was Turtle Publishing’s responsibility. Printing watercolour images could be challenging, however, we enhanced and corrected the colours to produce a stunning, vibrant deck that perfectly showcased the messages. 

The beautiful artwork and messages of the Whispers from Above cards are designed to allow your loved ones in spirit the opportunity to pass on messages they wish to share with you.  Using these cards will allow you to strengthen your connection and relationship with your loved ones in spirit and enhance love’s eternal bond.

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Kathy Shanks

Kathy Shanks is the pioneer of Turtle Publishing and assists writers with editing, design, illustration, self publishing, optimisation for selling on Amazon, interior formatting and overall book writing support! An amazing service all under the one roof.

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