Rules for our 2013 greeting card art contest

(Contest ended on 07/31/2013 - Thank you to everyone who entered!)

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

Welcome to our 2013 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 July 31, 2013 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.

Three 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.

2011 First Place Winner
Artist: Elise Gerke
Title: Shamrock Fox Terrier
Find Fox Terrier Stamp here .
Stamp images and color with copic markers. Die cut with spell binders. The card is made with layered disc shaped paper cut outs - and hinges on the single green button on the side so that the card slides open instead of folding.

2012 Grand Prize Winner
Artist: Roxanne Marker
Title: Proud to be

Find Farm rubber stamps here.

Our team loved this card because of its creative use of layering and textures (yarn, wire, embossing, and

Supplies: Rubberhedgehog Stamps, watercolored paint, Distress Ink, Mulberry paper, Archival Brilliance Inks, and Memory Box Dies

Instructions: Four different Rubberhedgehog stamps were used (barn, windmill, small grinning cow, and haystack - Find Farm rubber stamps here.). The background was painted using watercolored paints. Distress Ink and craft nibs were used to pain the barn. The windmill is heat embossed in silver with popped blades. The three dimensional wire fence is made with bundled mulberry paper and real wire layered over mulberry paper green field. The cows and haystacks are stamped with Archival Brilliance Inks, cut out and raised with foam. The clouds were layered (and popped with foam) and colored using memory box dies. The entire scene is backed with more raised foam for a very dimensional effect.


**The 2013 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!


2012 First Place Winner

Artist: Judy Carlson
Title: Peek A Boo Pop Up (Cover)
Find Immanuel Kant Stamp here .
Artist instruction available as PDF.

Artist: Judy Carlson
Title: Peek A Boo Pop Up (Inside ofCard)
Find Raccoon stamp used here.
Artist instruction available as PDF.

To enter:

Send your artwork and the following information to us at:

2013 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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