Rules for our 2012 greeting card art contest

(Contest Ended on 08/31/2012)

Entries must be post marked by August 31st in order to be considered for this round

Welcome to our 2012 greeting card art contest!

We started our business because we wanted to spend our days interacting with other human beings who shared our love and commitment to animals and to animal welfare. In this respect our business has quickly become a huge success. Not a day goes by that we don't find ourselves listening in awe to a customer who has helped to rescue or rehabilitate or otherwise help an animal in need. Many of our customers head up households filled with pets rescued from inhumane conditions or from shelters that are too often overcrowded and underfunded. It is to their credit that these people who willingly take on so much heartbreak are able to find the joy in their experiences and express them to us over and over again. In these expressions of joy in helping others more vulnerable, we have found ourselves renewed in spirit and faith in humanity and we are very grateful.

We regularly receive phone calls from animal loving rubber stampers from all across the country and emails from all over the planet. We also receive greeting cards from them, many of these cards are created with our own rubber stamps. These lovely creations cover most all of the walls in our office and workshop now and have been the source of much wonder and conversation about the creative genius of our friends and customers. We have enjoyed your art so much that we'd like to share it with the world. So, please send us your art!

Entering your hand stamped greeting cards:

To enter, you must send us your hand-stamped original art work in greeting card format (postcards, multi-folds, circular or other shaped cards, etc. are all considered greeting cards). All artwork entered becomes the property of RubberHedgehog.Com and may be used in part or in whole in future advertising campaigns, in our catalogs, and on our web site. All stamps used in your artwork must be by RubberHedgehog Rubber Stamps.

Entries must be post marked by August 31, 2012 in order to be considered for this round - and must be accompanied by the information requested in our rules, below. Winners will be notified by email and will receive their prize-redemption codes at that time.

Entries will be judged based on originality, design, beauty, and the effectiveness of overall theme or mood.


We anticipate awarding prizes to one grand prize winner and to three first place winners. However, we reserve the right to award additional first place prize packages if the number and quality of entries warrant it.

One Grand prize winner:

Our grand prize winner will receive $50 in RubberHedgehog.Com store credit to be used within 12 months of the end of the contest.

Two First Place winners:

Our first place winners will receive $20 in RubberHedgehog.Com store credit to be used within 12 months of the end of the contest.


We anticipate this event proceeding as outlined above. However, we reserve the right to call off this event with no notice, should unforseen circumstances arise which we believe would hamper its successful completion. In this event, we will do our best to notify all entrants.

All artwork sent to us becomes our property. We reserve the right to determine the use or non-use made of any and all entries, regardless of whether or not the entry is chosen to receive a prize.

By sending your artwork and entry information, you are agreeing to all the terms of this contest as outlined above.

We reserve the right to disqualify anyone sending artwork that we find distasteful or inappropriate for any reason. Disqualified entries will not be posted to the web site. Employees of RubberHedgehog.Com and their families are ineligible for this event.

We are not responsible for miscommunication caused by typos or other errors that may be printed on this page. Any and all rules are subject to change.

2006 First Place Winner
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.

2011 Grand Prize Winner
Artist: Julie A. Strache
Title: Spooky Grave Yard

Find Halloween rubber stamps here.

Our team loved this card because of its overall great coloring scheme. It almost glows with brilliant Halloween color. The composition made excellent use of the available stamps and the giant harvest moon is luminous. Great job! Congratulations Julie!

Supplies: Rubberhedgehog Stamps, white card stock, black staz-on ink, pumpkin pie ink, more mustard ink, craft sponge, and circle punch

Instructions: Cut white card stock so you have a 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 piece. Place your card on your scor-pal horizontally and score at 4-1/4. Stamp all your images first with black staz-on ink. Punch out a circle with your circle punch. Take the circle and place it on your card where you desire to have your moon. Using the craft sponge, sponge around the circle and the top half of your card with more mustard and pumpkin pie ink until you get the desired look you want. Using the other side of the craft sponge, sponge the black staz-on ink on the bottom half of your card until you get the desired look you want. Sponge the black starz- on ink heavy in the center of your card.

Note: The small trees were stamped multiple times. Your card is complete!


**The 2012 Greeting Card Contest at RubberHedgehog Rubber Stamps is limited to greeting cards of all shapes and sizes that have been made with our rubber stamps. All cards must be hand stamped and original. Every batch of cards must be accompanied by a statement of permission as detailed in our rules on this page. Please read the rules carefully; we want to be sure everyone gets the chance to show off their art!

2011 First Place Winner

Artist: Roxanne Marker
Title: Prairie Skyscraper
Find Grain Elevator stamp used here.
Stamp the grain elevator onto a piece of paper. Give the grain elevator a weathered look. Then cut it out. Though I know that the scan does not do the image justice, we loved the way this image was made to look weathered. The coloring was excellent and brought out the beauty of this rustic image.

To enter:

Send your artwork and the following information to us at:

2012 Card Contest
RubberHedgehog Rubber Stamps

16117 Colonial Drive
Williamsburg, Ohio 45176

Be sure to include the following:

  1. Your artwork (make sure it can't be bent or otherwise damaged in shipping); please be sure you are not sending us anything irreplaceable. Artwork cannot be returned to you. Send as many cards as you like.
  2. Your name, full mailing address, email address, and phone number (I will not post your address, email address or phone number to the web site or share it with anyone without your permission). If you do not want your name published, let us know.
  3. Your written permission to use your artwork. Please print out and use the form here.
  4. The title for each card, along with a short description of any specific techniques used to create your artwork, including materials used.

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