Cardmaking Contest Honorable Mentions

Although there is only one $50 prize for the Cardmaking Contest winner, I chose a few of my other favorites for Honorable Mentions.  You can click each image to see the original post including directions to make the card.  Use this link to see the winning card in Friday's post.

This card from Dorothy Thompson is a definite favorite.  My assistant "judge" JoAnne's comment about it is that it made her feel very calm and relaxed.

Bette Schroder's entry was an obvious choice for favorite for me.  I love the harmonious design and the soft, lacy, style. 

The only problem with this entry is that it doesn't quite fit the criteria of current 90% Stampin' Up! products–especially once I decided that the 90% should apply to surface area.  Plus the sentiment, as a Sale-a-Bration stamp, was only current until March 22nd. 

This card from Robbie Chandler gets the "Best Background" award, with it's layered images, textures, and vintage style.  I'll have to CASE this technique sometime.

Donna Breunig's lovely card inspired me to create the My Friend card I included in the last Newsletter.

Did I relate that I had a hard time choosing the winner?  Even narrowing down the Honorable Mentions to these four was difficult.  These are my favorites, with several others that were close! 

As for your favorites, Bette Schroeder's card (pictured above) had the most comments on this site.  On Facebook, Michelle Pepper's card got the most "likes," with Robbie Chandler's card (seen above) a close second.  Here's Michelle's card:

I hope all the entries have inspired you, and that you'll be courageous enough to enter the next contest.  Congratulations to everyone who entered, for the point of the "contest" was to honor all cardmakers for all the heart and soul they put into their creations, regardless of level of skill and experience.

Kudos to all the Honorable Mentions in the Stamping Madly Cardmaking Contest!