Jennifer Schaerer

Jennifer Schaerer

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.

Winner Ashley Newell modeling her Stamping Royalty tiara and tote bag.

Here's winner Ashley Newell modeling her official Stamping Royalty tiara and tote bag. All hail Queen Ashley!

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.

Happy Spring Card by Yolanda Beltran.

Happy Spring Card by Yolanda Beltran

Below is the full list of winners, and in case you missed the feature in our November/December issue, you can see all 15 cards HERE.

Congratulations to our 2009 Stamping Royalty! Click the image to see the entire feature online.

Congratulations to our 2009 Stamping Royalty! Click on the image to see the entire feature online.

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,
Jennifer

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!

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