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Original hand-painted illustrated deck of playing cards with queen flamingos, king alligators, banana leaves and geometric patterns.
Original hand-painted illustrated deck of playing cards with queen flamingos, king alligators, banana leaves and geometric patterns.
Original hand-painted illustrated deck of playing cards with queen flamingos, king alligators, banana leaves and geometric patterns.
37 backers pledged $1,098 to help bring this project to life.

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Islet Playing Cards

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 Hi! My name is Karla, and I am a Surface Designer. I create patterns for companies to use on wallpaper, greeting cards and textiles, and I wanted to make something of my own to sell in my online shop. I hand-illustrated these playing cards, and I love how they turned out! 

Mixed patterns on backs of the cards
Mixed patterns on backs of the cards

In the $12 reward: two-thirds of the backs of all the cards feature part of a banana leaf pattern with citrus and flower bits strewn in. The other cards are geometric prints.

If you chose the $20 reward: One set of Islet Playing Cards - Standard Deck of 52 Cards with uniform card back illustration. See update section for image of the Banana Leaf card back for this reward.

Queen of Hearts
Queen of Hearts

The face cards are tropical animals; a flamingo queen, alligator king and sea gull jack. 

The quality of the cards is just what you would hope for; sturdy, slick and with just the right amount of shine. I hand-drew all the artwork for the cards and then completed the artwork in Illustrator.  

They come packaged in a great little custom designed box as well.

back of box
back of box

I really hope people use these to enjoy a game on a warm sunny day, preferably with a cold drink in hand, and maybe on a beach too :)

Risks and challenges

I absolutely love the quality of these printed cards. I don't for-see any challenges as I've already designed all the cards, and everything is ready to go!

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    One set of the Islet Playing Cards: standard deck of 52 cards and custom box.

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    One set of Islet Playing Cards - Standard Deck of 52 Cards with uniform card back illustration. See update section for image of the Banana Leaf card back for this reward.

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    Two sets of the Islet Playing Cards: standard deck of 52 cards and custom box. (original set of mixed patterned backs)

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    Two sets of Islet Playing Cards - Standard Deck of 52 Cards with uniform card back illustration. See update section for image of the Banana Leaf card back for this reward.

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    Five sets of the Islet Playing Cards: standard decks of 52 cards and custom boxes.

    Get one for yourself and give the other four as gifts!

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