Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Look Back Series – 2008 Winter Scenes

Welcome back to the Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Look Back Series. The 2008 winner, George Humeston, submitted a beautiful design featuring a calm winter scene. In today’s entry, we wanted to showcase a couple of designs in our line that also depict stunningly beautiful winter scenes.

2008 Winning Entry – Full Moon Winter Night Christmas Card

Full Moon Winter Night Christmas Card

 Card Description: The majesty of winter reveals itself in a breathtaking silhouette of moonlit tree limbs and iridescent falling snow upon a dreamlike, snow-blanketed landscape. Subtle blends of blue and aquamarine illuminate this strikingly beautiful and powerful painting. Expect awestruck recipients!

City Snowfall Die-cut Seasons Greeting Card

City Snowfall Die-cut Seasons Greeting Card

Card Description: This cobalt blue card shows a lovely night in a town park setting. Streetlights glow within the backdrop of winter snowfall on this dazzling holiday card. The die-cut window in this card will showcase your company name in the foreground to all of your business associates, corporate clients and friends.

Snow Frost Pines Season’s Greeting Card

Snow Frost Pines Season's Greeting Card

Card Description: The tranquil setting and soft watercolors of Snow Frost Pines is a gentle murmur of Season’s Greetings. Send this bit of serenity to your valued corporate clients, business contacts and friends.

Winter Impressions Holiday Card

Winter Impressions Holiday Card

Card Description: Christmas in the Country! What better way to spend the holiday. This old barn is even painted a bright red to celebrate. This is a charming watercolor scene with such great detail you can almost feel the fresh sunshine on your face. Finished off with gold foil accents, this is a lovely card to send or receive.

It is always nice to look at the various different winter scene designs that we have in our line and George’s beautiful entry is a great addition to that group of cards. It truly is a stunning representation of the beautiful calm of winter.

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Look Back Series – 2008 Finalist Highlight

Welcome back to another installment of the Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest Look Back series. As we have done for the other contest entries, we always like to draw attention to the finalists.

Every year we get thousands upon thousands of amazing submissions and even through there is only one winner, the finalists deserve to receive as much attention as possible as well. In today’s entry, we wanted to show off a couple of submissions form our finalists which we particularly liked. You can view all of the finalists in the 2008 Scholarship Finalists Gallery. Also, don’t forget to let us know which of the below designs is your favorite in the poll right underneath the gallery.

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Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Look Back Series – 2008 Finalists

Welcome back to another entry in our Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest Look Back Series. As we continue our look into the 2008 contest we wanted to use today’s post to showcase two beautiful finalists entries which were turned into a set of amazing Christmas cards in our line. As has been the case in most years of the scholarship contest, we found a couple of entries which while they weren’t selected as the winner, we felt were just too beautiful to pass up.

The first entry is from Corinne Thompson, who submitted a beautiful painting of a quiet and serene view of a snow-covered hill glistening with freshly fallen snow on a cold winter’s day. The scene was just too beautiful to not be added to our line. When we converted the entry into a card, there was not much that needed to be done. Some of the designs details were enhanced with some embossing to give them a three dimensional feel and really make them pop! We also added some multi colored reflective glitter to give the sensation of falling snow before adding it to our line as the Glistening Snowscape Holiday Card.

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The second entry was from Devon Rutherford, who submitted an amazingly detailed painting of a poinsettia with rich red petals and bright yellow stamens. The entry was placed within a beautiful white frame with golden accents to give the card an elegant look and as added to our line as the Seasonal Splendor Holiday Card

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It truly is a testament to the skill and creativity of the entrants when you see just how great the designs are and how just a few enhancements to the submissions can turn them into stunning cards. We hope you enjoyed this look into the 2008 finalists and look forward to next week when we continue our look behind the scenes of the 2008 Scholarship contest.

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Look Back Series – 2008 Winning Design

Welcome back to another installment of our Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest Look Back Series. The 2008 scholarship was our second run and we were all excited and ready to get going. Clearly there was alot of excitement from our first scholarship contest and boy was it evident in the final number of submissions which totaled over 11,000! There were so many beautiful entries to choose from and in the end, George Humeston was selected as the winner for his beautiful painting depicting a stunning winter night scene with snow covered tree branches.

After the entry was selected as the winner, our artists turned it into the stunning Full Moon Winter Night Christmas Card.

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There wasn’t much that had to be done to the entry itself for it to be turned into the card but we did add some enhancements. The card was stamped with silver refractive foil and enhanced with some embossing (raising some details of the image to give it a three dimensional effect). Falling snow was added in with the use of silver foil dots to really drive home the winter scene feeling. A white frame was also added around the image to give it the framed painting feel. It was a beautiful entry which easily became a beautiful card in our line.