Grand Prize Winner Artist: Lisa J. Thompson Title: Hello Spring!
Find this rubber stamp
We loved how bright and beautiful this card turned out. Congratulations
Colored with Tombow Markers
(flowers, bunny ears), Prismacolor watercolor pencils blended
with Dove blender pen (dachshund). Brads and ribbon used as accents.
First Place Winners
(in no particular order):
Artist: Roxanne Marker
Roxanne's card uses multiple layering
techniques, heat embossing, and embellishments to create a rich textured
American Staffordshire Terrier
Image is embossed and painted with H 2.0 Twinklers. Additional Rubberhedgehog
Pro-animal stamps are used on the interior and back panel of the card
to complete the theme.
Artist: Sharon (last name withheld on request) Title: Hamster Card
A great example of "making it look easy" - this card uses a
variety of techniques (embossing, layering, embellishments, etc.) while
keeping a simple elegant look.
Instructions (by the artist): Hamster
image was stamped in clear ink, then heat embossed using silver powder.
The image was then matted and layered onto lilac/purple card. "Thank
You" background was embossed using Cuttlebug folder. Ribbon and Brads
added as accents.
Artist: Julie Strache Title: Serenity: This ferret founds it's way and left an everlasting
mark through her journey.
Instructions (by the artist): I used two different
card stock colors and ripped the green stock to enhance a 3-D effect.
I stamped the ferret stamp on paper, colored it in with chalk and colored
pencils. I used a clear craft lacquer for the 3-D effect [the ferret
image is VERY glossy and rich looking]. I then used the ferret paw stamp
to grab the attention of the card holder, in hope that the card holder
would understand the ferret "mark". Then used the ferret multiple
footprints stamp as if the ferret had traveled. I used the string to
add some personality and the button brad for just a little added touch.
Artist: Marnie Schagunn Title: Ferret with Balloon
Instructions (by artist): Stamped
image in blk pigment ink and clear embossing powder. Ferret is colored
with chalks and balloon is embelleshed with Stardust Stickles [it is very
sparkly, though the scan doesn't do it justice].
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our 2008 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 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 Grand Prize and First Prize winners by email during the week of June
16th. If you are a winner and have not been contacted, please email