I sent a card to Audrey McGuire to arrive when she starts her Freshman year in college. She likes giraffes. She likes pink. So....
My apologies that this cutie giraffe is in a stamp set from Avery Elle, What's Up, that I now realize must be discontinued. First I laid the giraffe down on the water color paper so I knew where to stamp the greeting. I stamped it in Versafine black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I did the same with the scarf. Since I wanted it to be in front of the giraffe's neck I had to stamp it first, then mask it. I put the mask over the scarf and stamped the giraffe and heat embossed it.
I water colored the giraffe, scarf and blue background. I find that if I heat emboss the image it makes watercoloring easier as the water and paint stay in the lines. To create the black flecks of ink I applied some Black Soot ink to an acrylic block and sprayed it with a little water. Then I used a really small brush and flicked the wet ink on to the card front until I got the look I wanted. Then I applied googly eyes with Multi Medium Matte.
To finish the card I matted it in pink cardstock and then mounted it on a white card base.