Would you believe that 98% of our readers – at least the ones who respond to our annual survey – are stampers at some level? I think it’s the versatility of stamping that is so appealing. After all, you can make background paper, stamp a sentiment, color a stamped image with markers and do it all in a rainbow of colors, too.
For this year’s Stamping Royalty Card Contest, we asked for card designs in five categories (see the full list below) and got hundreds and hundreds of entries. The 15 lucky winners got a fantastic prize package worth over $200, plus a tiara and custom-made tote bag.
Although we thought these techniques would be challenging, it turns out that it just brought out the very, very best in so many stampers. I was especially impressed with Yolanda Beltran’s winning entry, the Happy Spring Card. She took this plain outline stamp called Snow Village by Stamps ‘N More…
…and turned it into a lovely spring scene with markers and some detail work.
Build A Scene category:
Thanks for Being You Card by Julie Campbell
Back to School Card by Susan Liles
Thinking of You Card by Mercedes Weber
Stamp Kissing category:
Happy Anniversary Card by Cindy Holshouser
Have a Delightful Day Card by Rosemary Dennis
Dream Card by Stephanie Halinski
Creating Patterned Paper with Stamps category:
Hello Blossoms Card by Stephanie Halinski
Enjoy the Moment Card by Niki Estes
Just Because Card by Ashley C. Newell
Adding Color with Markers category:
Welcome Baby Card by Araceli Jessee
Academics Card by Susan Liles
Happy Spring Card by Yolanda Beltran
Adding Color with Dye Ink Spray category:
We Miss You Card by Becky Olsen (Salt Lake City, UT)
Thankful Card by Jean Cross (Brooksville, FL)
Once Upon a Time Card by Julia Stainton (London, ON, Canada)
Bowing to these royal artists,
P.S. If anyone will be at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in St. Paul this Friday and Saturday, come and find me to say hello!