2006 Card Contest Winners

 

Grand Prize Winner
Artist: Jennifer Satterfield
Title: True Colors of a Diva

Find this rubber stamp here.
We loved how bright and beautiful this card turned out. Congratulations Jennifer!

Instructions (by Jennifer Satterfield):

Stamp image in pink, red, yellow, blue, and green dye ink on white paper, emboss with Transendence Embossing powder, mount panels on Corresponding cardstock, then mount onto a 5-panel card. Computer generate text, mount on corresponding cardstock, then adhere to 5 panel card.
Text reads: "Green with Envy, True Blue, Mellow Yellow, Red Hot, and Pretty in Pink."
 

 

First Place Winners
(in no particular order):



Artist: Julie Gonzales
Title: Malena

Malena ferret stamp here.

Stamp is realistically colored in muted tones and is layered portrait style. The star-shaped embellishment was a nice added touch.

My pet is a star stamp is exclusively available
to winners of our annual pet lover's star search contest.


Artist: Marnie Shagunn
Title: Untitled

Both stamps here.

A great example of "making it look easy" - this card uses a variety of techniques (embossing, layering, embellisments, etc.) while keeping a simple elegant look.
 
 

Artist: Debbie Truitt
Title: Chloe
Look closely, Chloe is three dimensional with a lovely embossed/raised face!
Stamps used here.


Artist: Beverly Shupp
Title: Cheetahs

Find this rubber stamp here.
Loved the creative use of our stamps; here our sea urchin doubles as grass scattered in the foreground. Coloring on this stamp was done with markers and just looks luminous on glossy cardstock.

 

 

Honorable Mention:

(these are just a few of the cards that made our choice so difficult this year),
in no particular order.







Artist: Marnie Schagunn
Stamp used here.
Pink flower about the tag is raised, as is the butterfly on the tag. Lovely colors on the stamp (worm)!




Artist: Jennifer Satterfield
Stamp used here.
Text is computer generated; boa attached is a lovely match to the pink card stock, in real life!
 


Artist: Marnie Schagunn
Stamps used here.

Layers upon layers upon layers and a great use of texture.




Artist: Jennifer Satterfield
Title: Cutie Pie Hi!
Stamps used here.

Instructions: Black emboss image, watercolor. Mount image on black panel. Stamp background in light pink ink, attach panel to black card. Use a stencil to sponge "Hi!"
 
     

Click here to see all the entries

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our 2006 Greeting Card Contest - receiving all your cards was great fun!

As always, our choice was very difficult. There were many creative, clever, and occasionally eccentric entries and only five prizes available for this round.

We also chose 4 entries for honorable mention - though we would have liked to have chosen many many more for recognition.

All card entries have been resized to fit this page; a few have also been cropped or digitally enhanced in other ways - to better suit this page and our purposes. Our judges made their choice based on the original entries as submitted; many factors were considered.

All decisions are final. Prize packages (store credits) will be sent to winners by email during the week of June 5th. If you are a winner and have not been contacted, please email us.