The Artifice deck took Ellusionist to the smoky back rooms of hole-in-the-wall gambling dens, where cunning and exceptional skill are the tools you need to escape not only with your winnings, but your knee-caps.
The jacquard design on the card backs are reminiscent of the high-roller rooms in the world's finest casinos, whereas the metallic linework conjures up images of the platinum credit cards littering the wallets of the gentlemen who frequent such rooms.
Here, for the first time, we present uncut sheets of the three Artifice gems to survive the cutting room floor; Sapphire Blue, Emerald Green and Purple Amethyst.
It's been nearly four years since we last offered uncut sheets on our website. At that time, they were selling them for between $150 and $250 a sheet. We only have limited numbers of each design left - some as few as 25 sheets, some never to be printed again.
As part of our 2012 Holiday Giveaway Celebrations, we are again releasing these from our private reserves - and at these drastically reduced prices - they're not going to last long.
These are genuine playing card sheets - pulled off the presses at the United States Playing Card Company before they had a chance to be cut and packaged in boxes. They will ship separately from the rest of your order via USPS, carefully rolled in specialty poster tubes.
Please note; whilst every precaution is taken to safely pack these, some minor scuffs, scratches or creases may occur at the extreme edges of the sheets. As these blemishes are unavoidable - and generally covered during the mounting process, Ellusionist will not accept returns for these items. That said - if there is damage that makes the sheet unusable, we will gladly replace it for you.