(Outside of Card)
(Inside of Card)
Title: Hiding Hedgehog at the Library
Stamp used here.
This card made us laugh out loud. The library is assembled from layers of cardstock
and fabric. The storage room door is made of fabric and can be lifted
up to reveal the hedgehog reading inside. The card was a masterpiece of
creativity and included many original details. And, of course the literary
message is clear (or seemed clear to us): The library is for every kind
of patron and has reading material to suit all interests. So, visit your
I used plaid scrapbook paper for wallpaper, wood plank paper
for the floor, and patterned card stock for the mop board. I cut a rectangle
of white card stock and used colored pencils to draw shelves and books.
I cut a piece of burlap for the rug. The reading giraffe was colored with
colored pencils, cut out and popped up with foam tape. The quote by the
giraffe is from A Tale of Two Cities. The storage room curtain
is a burlap ribbon. Flower pot is a sticker with flower embellishments.
The hiding Hedgehog is reading from Sidney Sheldon's, Sands of Time.
Title: By The Light of The Harvest Moon
Stamp used here .
This is a larger format card with thoughtful stitch effect layering and a real
glow in the dark moon and stars. The hills are overlapping layers of cardstock
and the overall scene was beautifully rendered. The harvest theme was
The Stars and Moon glow in the dark. Using paste and star
stencils, make the stars. Let dry. Cut 2 1/2 inch circle and spray with
Glow by Krylon Spray Paint. Once stars have dried, keep stencils on and
spray them as well. Cut landscape out ( I used stitched borders by Poppy
Stamps). Stamp and cut out Grain Elevator and hay stacks. Stamp hay bales
and Buffalo. Layer with burlap and embellish.
This card was a larger format card done as a Halloween cemetery scene.
The artist used a variety of stamps combined with superb positioning and
effective masking technique to create a layered scene with depth and originality.
The images were richly colored and shaded to create a riveting night time
scene. Our team loved the card that resulted!
This card is a maze of 18 different stamps combined with
masking and using a stamp-a-ma-jig. Most of my stamps are wood mounted,
so using a misti tool was not an option. Copics were used for coloring
and a wink of stella pen (white shimmer) for accents, and a uniball pen
for highlights. I covered the background paper with cheese cloth for dimension
and raised it up with foam. Found some black tulle and tied that on the
bottom. The hardest part in making a night scene - lots, and lots of ink!
Title: Tropical Birthday Shaker Card
Stamp used here.
This card is very polished. The cuts are crisp, the cardstock
colors are well coordinated, and the coloring is well done. The shaker
parts are assembled cleanly and with enough room for the sea shells inside
the card to move around freely.
The card contains real sand and
several tiny sea shells collected from the beach.
The card is lovely
and made with precision and care. We loved it!
Artist's instruction available as PDF.
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our 2016 Greeting
Card Contest - receiving all your cards was great fun!
As always, our choice was very difficult. There were many creative,
clever, and polished entries and only five prizes available for this
We also chose 10 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. Honorable mention card
crafters will receive a small gift in the mail from our crew for their
amazing contributions to this year's contest. If you are a winner and
have not been contacted by September 15th, 2016, please email us.