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!
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
Note: The small trees
were stamped multiple times. Your card is complete!
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.
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.
All cardstock from California Papergoods. Plastic "jar"
was hand drawn on a freezer baggy with a permanent marker. Ink on the
gerbil is a Ancient page archival. VersaMark ink is used on the background
chicks and rats. Adhesive transfer gun and red sticky tape used. Metallic
flakes used on the outer border. Jar lid was hand drawn.
This entry was intensely creative
and we loved the good match between the image (mischievous pet) with
the pun "in curry gerbil (incorrigible)". I think there is
real curry glued INSIDE the jar. Thank you so much to Cathy Ryan for
putting her heart into this one!
(these are just a few of the cards that made our choice
so difficult this year),
in no particular order.
This photo was taken by the artist from her back deck one night (in
Alaska) It was about -12 degrees. The photo then was printed onto printer
paper and used as the background for this card. She then stamped it with
RubberHedgehog rubber stamps.
This card was very dimensional.
When opened up on the accordion fold, the cute little bell dangles just
about the ferret on the interior fold. The ferrets are fuzzy with flocking.
Cut white card stock so you have a 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 piece.
Place the cut white card stock vertically in your trimmer/cutter at 2
inches. Cut a slit from 2-1/8 to 7-1/2.
Now put your card stock on your scor-pal turning your card
horizontally so the slit is down (meaning, closer toward you). From the
top of your card stock to the slit, score at 2-1/8. Now score the entire
card stock at 4-1/4. Also score the top of your card to the slit at 5-3/8.
If you are using the scor-pal move the left edge of your card stock to
the 1 inch mark and score at the 6-3/8 mark, then move the card stock
back to the edge of the scor-pal for the next two scores. Score from the
top of your card stock to the slit at 6-1/2 and at 7-1/2.
Accordion fold card - making sure the 4-1/4 score is the
mountain folded at the narrow side, and the valley folded is at the wide
part. Stamp your images and color with color pencils, markers, or chalk.
Using two-way glue, lightly cover your desired areas you
want the light brown and white fun flock to cover. Add your fun flock
and tap off any lose pieces. Cut out your images and add dimensional to
the back side. Stamp any images or sayings on your card. Cut two 1/8 slits
about 1/8 apart from each other at the top of the mountain fold of the
card and slide the tooth pick through. Add a bell to your string, tying
it slightly into a knot. Add a dab of glue to the tied knot to keep it
firmly in place. Once the glue is dry, tie it to the tooth pick and add
another dab of glue to secure the string to the tooth pick. Remove your
backing on the dimensional and adhere your cut out images to your card.
Your Card is complete!
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. Using
the big shot and the scallop circle die, carefully cut out your scallop
card, making sure you leave at least 1-1/2" wide fold at the top.
Place your card closed, with the folded side against the
corner wall on the scor-pal. Score on the fold of your card at 1/4 inch.
Paper pierce two holes through to the backside, one on each side of your
card, just above your fold. Add your silver brads and set aside. Punch
out 12 small chocolate hearts and one small scallop circle. Set aside.
Using the big shot cut out your white 3" circle. Stamp your images
with black straz-on on the 3" circle.
Take the small scallop circle and place it between the
tree branches. Take your craft sponge and dab it in the bashful blue.
Now dab it on the edge of the small scallop circle to create the clouds.
Color the raccoon with the black colored pencil. Use the aqua painter
and pull the black color until you get the desired look you want. Use
the chocolate colored pencil to fill in the tree branches. Use the blush
marker to color in the ears and feet of the raccoon. On the clean side
of your craft sponge, dab it on the soft suede ink and rub it onto the
sides of the 3" circle until you get the shade you like. Also, dab
the soft suede ink lightly on the rest of the white area. Adhesive tape
each heart and place accordingly with each scallop on your card. Adhere
your 3" circle to the scallop card with adhesive tape. Make a bow
with your ribbon and adhere it to your scallop card with two glue dots.
Add pink liquid pearl to the nose and set aside to dry. Your card is complete!
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. Cut
a 5-1/4 x 4 piece of wood sheet. Stamp the image with the black starz-on.
Color image with desired colors of markers.
Corner punch each corner of the wood sheet. Paper pierce
a hole in each corner. Add a antique silver brad to each corner. Sticky
tape the wood sheet onto your black card stock. Your card is complete!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our 2011 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 four prizes available
for this round.
We also chose 8 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 September
26th. If you are a winner and have not been contacted, please email