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Hello, my name is Randy Butterfield. I'm the designer of the ORNATE Series of Playing Cards. I also designed the first HOPC Deck on Kickstarter - the IMPERIAL Deck.
I've been an avid user of Kickstarter for over 2 years now. During that time I have Backed more than 60 different projects, as you can see in the Backer History from my personal Kickstarter account.
The ORNATES are some of the most unique Decks in the world of modern Playing Cards. They are highlighted by beautiful fans, elaborate details throughout and detailed borders on the Back and Front of every Card. THIS PROJECT WILL BE THE FINALE FOR THE ORNATES.
THE OBSIDIANS ARE UNLOCKED!
LIMITED BICYCLE SET:
Each Deck in the Limited Bicycle Set shares a connective design that follows the curve of the Bicycle logo and forms a sine when all four are placed side-by-side. We have 1,000 Sets of Bicycle White ORNATES available within 675 different Pledge spots. Once these spots are filled, they are sold out. The Bicycle Sets are NOT available as an Add-On item and are only available as a complete set of four.
The Unbranded Set integrates the ORNATE Logos from the original Custom Brick Boxes to create a look that ties them to the originals, but gives them a unique vibe of their own. They each have a connective design that is colorful and tasteful. Any of the Unbranded Decks are available separately, in their matching pairs or in sets. They are also included in most of the Brick Box Pledge Tiers. Brick Box A (3 Unbranded Sets) is the only Brick Box that is available as an Add-On item.
THE FACE CARDS:
The White ORNATE Face Cards have had a facelift and a lot of subtle redesigns throughout. To keep them consistent with the originals, the Sapphire and Scarlet Decks share Face Card designs (Blue/Gold for the Clubs & Spades - Red/Silver for the Hearts & Diamonds). The Amethyst and Emerald Faces are Green/Gold for the Clubs & Spades and Purple/Silver for the Hearts & Diamonds. All of the Face Cards have new two-tone PIPS and utilize a new PIP layout in the Number Cards.
CUSTOM BRICK BOX:
The unique Brick Box for the White ORNATES is setup to fit four Decks wide, opposed to the usual three. The retractable display header has a custom Diecut around the shape of the ORNATE Logo. Each Brick Box will be hand-signed by myself and contain three full sets of White ORNATES (12 Decks in total). We have many Pledge Rewards that contain various combinations of Unbranded and Limited Bicycle Sets.
ORNATE 2" COINS:
The ORNATE Coins will measure 2" in Diameter and be manufactured by the same company that produced our Imperial Coin. The Antique Gold Finish Coin will have Blue Enamel on the Sapphire side and Green Enamel on the Emerald side. The Antique Silver Finish Coin will have Red Enamel with the Scarlet side and Purple Enamel with the Amethyst side. The Obsidian Coin will be made from a Black Nickel material and will have Dark Grey and Gold Enamel design elements. The above images are conceptual mockups. The finished Coins should look sweet! The Coins are only available as Add-Ons — $16 ($18 INT.) for a single Coin, or $30 ($34 INT.) for the any TWO, or $45 ($50 INT.) for all THREE.
All four unique Cards are available in an Uncut Sheet. These are great for display purposes. The detailed color borders give the ORNATE Uncuts a truly unique look over most other Uncuts. The Uncut Sheets are only available as Add-Ons — $40 ($50 INT.) each, or $125 ($135 INT.) for a set of all four. OR all FIVE (5) Uncut Sheets for $150.
To add any extra items to your base Pledge Reward, just click on the Blue "MANAGE YOUR PLEDGE" Button and change the dollar amount to account for the added item(s). Please send us a PM if you have any questions.
Risks and challenges
The key risks in this project are timely printing and delivery by the makers - The U.S. Playing Card Company. I have created decks in the past that were printed by USPC, and while there can be occasional delays, they usually are able to print and deliver a deck consistently in their estimated time frame of 6-8 weeks from when a print run is initiated.
All of the Designs, including our Stretch Goals, are 100% finished and ready for Production. No bottleneck waiting for the designs to be completed!
For delivery, I have teamed up with House of Playing Cards, the producers and distributors of my original ORNATE and Imperial playing cards. HOPC has lots of experience with producing and shipping thousands of decks of cards in a safe and timely manner.
Thanks to my great relationship and past experience with HOPC, and their direct line of contact with USPC, any stumbling blocks should be very minor and we are all committed to overcoming any potential production problems quickly and efficiently!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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