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Review: Superior quality 9.25″ x 7.75″ thick mouse pad covered with corgi art by Lyn Hamer Cook. The hues of blue and lavender in the blanket of this piece titled “Corgi Snuggles” are as dreamy as the corgi on top. The artist’s signature is partially visible on artwork. The signature should be repositioned on the image so that the artist name is visible in its entirety.

  • Overall product rating – Five Stars
  • Artwork rating – Five Stars
  • Print quality rating – Five Stars
  • Packaging rating – Five Stars
  • Delivery rating – Five Stars

Stellar printing on top quality mousepad.

Lyn does a great job of capturing the magic of one of the corgi’s most common dream poses. The texture of the original art canvas is visible in this card, making it more attractive to collectors.
This is a frameable art card. It would make a lovely framed keepsake, with the card giver’s thoughts for the recipient secretly sealed inside. I tested it in both in 8×10 (without mat) and 11×14 (with mat) frames. The artist’s name is appropriately displayed in the lower left hand corner.

  • Overall product rating – Five Stars
  • Artwork rating – Five Stars
  • Print quality rating – Five Stars
  • Packaging rating – Five Stars
  • Delivery rating – Five Stars

My Personal Art Critique:
As the artist is licensed to make changes in creating derivatives or adaptations of their original artwork, I think it would be to the artist’s benefit to revise the artist credits on the back of the greeting card to include references to her website address and social media channels.  The border around the artwork should be deleted with the background color bleeding to the edge to accommodate all types of frames and matting and print feed variations that may occur in printing.