2008 Card Contest Winners


Grand Prize Winner
Artist: Lisa J. Thompson
Title: Hello Spring!

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


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 effect.
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.
Stamps used here and here.

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.
Stamp used here.


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.

Stamps used here.

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].

Stamps used here.




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.
The ladybug in the stamped image has been covered by a very cute ladybug embellishment for a very 3-D effect.

Artist: Marnie Schagunn
Stamp used here.
A simple card design with a lovely result.

Artist: Roxanne Marker

Stamps used here and here.

Each ferret image on the front of this card is in its own 3-D frame behind plastic. Very cute!

Artist: Veronica Noechel

Stamps used here.

This card was embellished with lots of dazzle. The title, "Smitten" is a lovely glittery applique and the crown is a dimensional embellishment with lots of dazzle and sparkle.

Click here to see all the entries

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 us.