So Very Merry Quickfire Foil-Pressed Holiday Photo Card Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our So Very Merry Quickfire Foil-Pressed Holiday Photo Card Challenge! Once again, we looked to you, our talented community of artists, to continue pushing the boundaries of holiday card design. Congratulations to all of our winners!

Out of the Box Award

For the most design-forward, risk-taking holiday card that you would only find at Minted


Winner: Agate by Lori Wemple


Runner Up: Sparkling by Itsy Belle Studio

Runner Up: Joyful Sunburst by Baumbirdy

Originality Award

For the design that incorporates the best original drawing, illustration, or lettering that makes innovative use of foil and has been made specifically for this Challenge and not used before


Winner: Snowbank by Julie Murray


Runner Up: shining cheers by Anastasia Makarova

Runner Up: Holly by Leah Bisch

Modern Minimalist Award

For the best single-photo design that embodies a restrained design aesthetic — simple and clean, allowing the photo to stand out


Winner: Drawn Frame by Snow and Ivy

Runner Up: bright snowflake by Sumak Studio

Runner Up: diamante by chocomocacino

Runner Up: Cookies by Carolyn MacLaren

Classic with a Twist Award

For the best design that embodies a fresh twist on a timeless aesthetic that would appeal to the customer seeking elegance


Winner: Sofisticato by Jessica Williams


The More the Merrier Award

For the design that best showcases multiple photos in an original way


Winner: Joy Collection by Erica Krystek


Runner Up: A side of joy by Lea Delaveris

Runner Up: Magical Merry by Melanie Severin

Visions of Die-Cuts Award

For the best design specifically created for one of the die-cut shapes or ornament cards Minted offers


Winner: best ever by Susan Zinader

Runner Up: Snowflake by Owl and Toad

Runner Up: Scandinavian Snowflake by Amy Payne

Critique Award

For providing helpful critique during the Challenge

$150 towards art supplies or art classes

Congratulations, Christie Garcia!

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