Every now and then, I come across a line of greeting cards or stationery that completely mesmerizes me, and Red Cap Cards is one of those lines. Red Cap Cards was established in 2004 by Carrie Gifford and Hal Mertz and carries both printed and handmade cards. Each handmade card features original artwork by Carrie and is hand torn, hand painted, and individually mounted on a 30% recycled cotton card stock. I know that I’d love to buy one of every illustration and frame them as small works of art!
I find Red Cap’s illustrations absolutely enchanting in a slightly offbeat way. I was reminded of Edward Gorey, one of my favorite illustrators, when I first saw this line.
Porter and The Dove Card ($3.95 each)
Leonard Spider Card ($3.95 each)
(clockwise from top left) Circle Tree, Snail Thank You, Palm tree, and Pickles Cards ($3.95 each)
images from Red Cap Cards