About this project
Hi! My name is Karla, and I am a Surface Designer. My day job is creating patterns and illustrations for companies to use on wallpaper, greeting cards and textiles, but I really love making products of my own to sell in my online shop. I hand-illustrated these playing cards, and I think they'll be perfect for holiday gift-giving and those long hours of family time after you've eaten your weight in mashed potatoes.
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 Photoshop. This is my third set of playing cards. My Islet and Windsor playing cards were fully funded on Kickstarter earlier this year. People seemed really pleased with the quality of the cards, which makes me really happy! By the way, if you are interested in picking up a set of those cards, now they are available in my online shop.
The face cards are of my favorite woodland creatures: a stately stag, a serious looking bear, a jack rabbit and a mischievous squirrel, of course holding a nut.
I really wanted this set of playing cards to be perfect for Fall and Christmas time. I designed a warm plaid for the backs of all the cards. Unlike my previous sets, all the backs are uniform in this deck. I still really love the look of varied card backs, but this plaid for this set has so much color that I am happy with a uniform back this time. I had a lot of feedback from serious card players that they prefer a uniform back, so I hope the Bridge players rejoice!
They come packaged in a great little custom box I designed as well. I haven't received my sample back from the manufacturer for the box yet, but I know it will be of top-notch quality, just like the other boxes I've purchased from them. Take a look at my other kickstarter playing cards or in my online shop to see examples of the finished box. Here is an image of the artwork as it will be printed, before it is folded:
Please let me know if you have any questions! I can't wait to deliver these to all of you in time for Christmas!
Risks and challenges
This is my third set of playing cards, and I've ordered and received hundreds of sets from my manufacturer, so I don't for-see any challenges. I will be mailing out the cards to all the backers by December 10th, in time for Christmas! I absolutely love the quality of these printed cards. I've already designed all the cards, and everything is ready to go!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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