Pet - Terrier Set of 6 (choose)
Woof. For dog lovers! This set features a terrier and is a part of our new pet collection that celebrates our furry friends.
Buster, the terrier, was the first dog created in the Pet series. I wanted to try something besides words, but still be able to convey a certain feeling, in this case, sheer happiness. The position of Buster's tail, details of his wiry coat of fur at the bottom, and the position of his brow were all considered when creating this lovable terrier. This card was created with loving care to bring joy into someone's life. Woof!
About this card
This Scottish terrier card in the Pet collection has a special plaid pattern just for this dog. I love patterns and textures, so it was a fun challenge to create the entire pattern in one solid color. The imagined color that runs in one direction took on one angle of stripes and the other imagined color had stripes with an opposite angle. When they intersected, the color became solid, seen in the gold squares.
As with the other pattern made entirely of dog bones, the plaid pattern on the back of this card is a larger investment than the dies of all the other dogs on the front of the card. There is also a massive amount of gold film that is needed to cover the surface of the back side of this card. A die is needed to stamp the artwork in gold and in this case, it was not only larger than the back side of the card itself, but also had to include the fine print of the copyright, brush strokes of the Atsui Cards logo, and the "TM" next to it. Stamping this pattern was not easy, since the stripes have thin open spaces and the pattern includes all the elements I mentioned in one shot, at the exactly the same temperature and pressure. Imagine cooking different ingredients in the same pan and making sure each one is finished at exactly the same temperature and time. Altogether, these elements make the backside of the this card alone, an art piece and the pressman, a master craftsman.
I have been asked why I take time to create the back side of the card when it's the front of the cards that sell. I don't personally believe this to be true and because I am an artist, I consider the entire piece of paper my canvas. Plus, I like to have some fun with each card. I have seen my customers hold my card and run their fingers across the surface to really feel the texture of the artwork. It's truly a unique experience to have one of these cards in your hand and I care about each one of my creations.
About Atsui Cards
Every card has a unique combination of elements that makes the overall card a joy to behold- the coating of the paper, printing process, intricacies of the embossing, the details of the raised letters, or its execution. It's a piece of paper, yet, much more than that. There's love and dedication to the work that I do and I am committed to making each and every card a special one.
Send some love today. 🐶 Our dogs love us to the very end.❤️
- Set of 6
- Blank inside
- 5.5" x 4.25" folded
- 100 lb. specialty paper, smooth texture
- Gold stamped artwork (matching color front and back)
- Triangular European flap envelope, white
- Made in the United States of America
- All original artwork © 2020 April Tsui. All rights reserved.