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Masquerade is the second of BrainVessel's Artist Series Playing Cards featuring the artwork of international artist Denyse Klette.
Masquerade is the second of BrainVessel's Artist Series Playing Cards featuring the artwork of international artist Denyse Klette.
Masquerade is the second of BrainVessel's Artist Series Playing Cards featuring the artwork of international artist Denyse Klette.
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Masquerade is the second of BrainVessel's Artist Series Playing Cards featuring the artwork of International/Canadian Artist Denyse Klette. These will be printed by USPCC (the United States Playing Card Company).

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Masquerade Black Box Edition

This Black and white edition will have a black and silver foil with more additions to be added with upcoming stretch goals. 

Note: The Black Box Edition will contain the same cards as the Masquerade Special LE. only with a different tuck box.

Masquerade Special Limited Edition

This special edition of the Masquerade playing cards has an exclusive printed tuck and is limited to 200 decks available within the Kickstarter campaign. The full run of this tuck was 1000.  800 Decks are being reserved for the JDRF-Central PA Chapter, a prestigious Gala that benefits individuals with Type-1 Diabetes.  The event is being held in Hershey, PA on April 14th, 2018.  

NOTE: The remaining 200 decks are all that will be available!  Once they're gone...they're gone!  Limited to ONE deck per pledge and WILL NOT be available as add-ons.

 The four Pip Enamel Pins are a limited run of 250 sets and each will be individually numbered. For a closer look at the designs Click Here.

 The Masquerade Coin will be 1-1/2" pewter dealer coin. Click here for a closer look at the design.

 The following are all the add-ons you can add to your pledge by increasing your pledge amount by the amount listed under your location, United States, Canada, or International (rest of the world). Note that the Pip Pins and Limited "Gala" Edition cannot be added as add-ons since they are very limited. 

At the age of 8, Denyse Klette announced to her parents and the world that she would become an artist after helping with a mural for a school play. Although she takes herself lightly, even then she was serious about her art and has never waivered over more than 40 years. 

Today Denyse’s paintings are featured prominently in hotels, private collections around the world and represented in galleries internationally. She became an approved sculptor for licensed Disney characters, has illustrated several children’s books and and created work for licensing for home decor products and beachwear. Denyse co-created Belly Button Buddies; which grew from an award-winning book to a children’s TV show airing in Canada and the UK. Denyse signed a worldwide contract with St Martin’s Press for a series of whimsical adult colouring books. 

Denyse has released her first series of bronze sculptures of her whimsical paintings which has had huge success with her collectors.

January of 2014, Brain Vessel’s first playing card campaign, the Seven Seas Playing Cards ended raising over 67k. Through that success we were able to grow as a company, expanding our office to include a shipping station and built our online store, bvcargo.com. We have also grown as a branding and design company, using our unique skill set to re-brand and guide many local business in our area.

Seven Seas Master Collection
Seven Seas Master Collection

 We then launched a our second successful playing card campaign, the Seven Seas Master Collection in August of 2015, expanding our line of nautical themed playing card decks by five decks with more pirates and sea creatures alike. At the same time we were building a brick and mortar gallery space to showcase our products and the create a space for others to showcase their talents. Since then we have expanded Brain Vessel Art Gallery and held around 18 events showcasing a multitude of artists and talents, both local and international.

With the Artist Series we want to use our history and knowledge of Kickstarter and playing card production to bring the unique art from artists we’ve showcased in our gallery to a wider audience through playing cards. The first artist in our Artist Series and out lastest playing card release was Jason Kreiger with the Bones Playing Cards. We've wrapped up fuffillment on that project in December. Feel free to check out the comments section of that campaign to see what people thought of the deck!

Risks and challenges

There is always the chance for production delays concerning a project such as this, but we've taken precautions to minimize that outcome. We've learned a lot from our previous playing card campaigns, and we are very familiar with the process. We always make sure to instill quality in our products and when we do something we make sure to do it right.

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    Single Pledge

    One Masquerade deck Black Box Edition or the Mardi Gras Edition once unlocked through stretch goals. This EXCLUDES the Special Limited Edition Deck. Free US Shipping. Lowered Canadian Shipping.

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    • Masquerade Playing Card Deck
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    Two Masquerade decks, either Black Box Edition or the Mardi Gras Edition once unlocked through stretch goals. This EXCLUDES the Special Limited Edition Deck. Free US Shipping. Lowered Canadian Shipping.

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    Gala Pledge

    This pledge level includes a Special Limited Edition Masquerade deck, one Masquerade deck Black Box Edition or the Mardi Gras Edition once unlocked through stretch goals, and the Limited and numbered Pip Pins.

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    • Masquerade Playing Card Deck
    • Masquerade Special Limited Edition Deck
    • Pip Enamel Pins Collection
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    Masquerade Pledge

    Two Masquerade decks, either Black Box Edition or the Mardi Gras Edition once unlocked through stretch goals. This EXCLUDES the Special Limited Edition Deck. Also included is a 5x7 Fine Art Print of your choice, Coin, and Leather Pouch. Free US Shipping. Lowered Canadian Shipping.

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    • 5x7 Print of Choice
    • Masquerade Coin
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    Festive Pledge

    Six Masquerade decks, either Black Box Edition or the Mardi Gras Edition once unlocked through stretch goals, or half and half. This EXCLUDES the Special Limited Edition Deck. Free US Shipping. Lowered Canadian Shipping.

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    Grand Gala Pledge

    One Special Limited Edition Deck, two Masquerade decks, either Black Box Edition or the Mardi Gras Edition once unlocked through stretch goals, Limited and number Pip Enamel Pins collection, Coin, Leather Pouch, and 5x7 Fine Art Print of your choice. Free US Shipping. Lowered Canadian Shipping.

    Includes:
    • Masquerade Special Limited Edition Deck
    • Masquerade Playing Card Deck
    • Pip Enamel Pins Collection
    • Masquerade Coin
    • Branded Leather Pouch
    • 5x7 Print of Choice
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    Party Favor Pledge

    Twelve Masquerade decks, either Black Box Edition or the Mardi Gras Edition once unlocked through stretch goals, or half and half. This EXCLUDES the Special Limited Edition Deck. Free US Shipping. Lowered Canadian Shipping.

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    • 12× Masquerade Playing Card Deck
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