Card Contest Winners 2018 - RubberHedgehog Rubber Stamps

Card Contest Winners 2018

Grand Prize Winner

Artist: Roxanne Marker
Title: Totally in Awe

Stamps used: Dog & Cat Looking Up, Hedgehog, Ferret.

We loved the eclipse theme of Roxanne's card and the clever way she used the rolling penny cut card in her design. We also appreciated the eclipse viewing technique of her hedgehog. Safe viewing is so important to enjoying an eclipse! Her attention to detail (egs. making the sky darker where the eclipse was total) was also impressive. Great work, Roxanne! We always love your cards.

The artist's instructions are available as a PDF.

 3 First Place Winners:
(in no particular order)

Artist: Margaret Davies
Title: Happy Vacation

Stamps used: Dog & Cat Looking Up, Bear in Hammock, Beach Chair, Island Hammock, Kayaking Cats, Tabby Cat.

We always love Margaret Davies' cards; but, this card was extra special. The photo doesn't do it justice. Her layered card was absolutely luminous with color and detail. And, her creative use of our rubber stamps was impressive. We loved her bear lounging (made from two different stamps)! Overall, we just loved her great use of color and composition. Thank you, Margaret!

The artist's instructions are available as a PDF


Artist: Laura Karl
Title: Lifting Your Moo'd

Stamp used: Cow Getting Abducted.

Laura's card was just hilarious. We loved her amusing global warming meme. Global warming is a serious issue, for sure! But, her card treats it with a bit of levity (get it! LOL!). We found it fun and a great use of the alien abduction cow stamp.

The inside of the card reads, "One cow at a time." Thank you so much for your entry, Laura. We loved your card.

Artist's instructions:

I used 6 1/2 x 5 cardand spritzed the card with Dylusions torquoise in spray. Torquoise card stock. Computer generated words. Colored with LePlumb & Pentel Metallic Gold.



Artist: Shellie Nelson
Title: Stray Bar

Stamps used: Octopus at Bar, Deer at Bar, Dog at Bar, Frog at Bar, Bar Fly.

We were blown away by Shelly's card this year! She used our bar stool series stamps to create a lovely scene inspired by Gary Larson. But, everything else on this card is hand drawn. Shelly is an amazing lady and a wonderful artist. Thank you so much for your awesome entry, Shelly!

Artist's instruction:

For those of you who are old enough to remember "Far Side", this card will bring back memories. Gary Larson took a group of dogs (without collars) in a bar setting and created the stray bar comic strip. When I saw these stamps it came roaring back in my memory. So this is a tribute to Gary Larson's great comical sketches. I used all 5 of RubberHedghog's animal saloon stamps. I drew the entire bar scene and colored with copic and some colored pencils. I used a couple highlights with gel pens and thats it.


 2018 Honorable Mentions

Several cards were selected to appear in our honorable mentions gallery located here. You can also view all of this year's entries by clicking here.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our 2018 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 four prizes available for this round.

We also chose 11 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, 2018, please email us using our contact form.