Card for Jacinta!

Hi girls!

I soooooo wanted to share something BRAND NEW with you today … but had to take myself off to bed last night. That coldy/heady thing got the better of me! I have two kids home sick today with the same thing! Not a great start to the season!!! We are going camping over Easter … so really need to get well again! So … I am sorry … I have opened my box of goodies … but haven’t had the energy or inclination to play! You should see the pretty Supernova glitters! Love the colours & can’t wait to use them! I do feel a little better this morning … but with my mum visiting this morning … and getting organised for camping … I’m not sure when I will find time to stamp.

So … I am sharing a post that I had drafted a couple of days ago! It’s nice to have a couple up my sleeve … for busy times! But … this is my last one! Will have to get busy sometime soon!

I have to admit that this card did take a little longer than usual! But … it is for a niece who is turning 12 soon … and I know she really loves making cards & doing craft … so I know it will be TRULY appreciated! I know she will pore over all the details … so it was worth putting a little extra effort into this one!


The colours for this card were determined by the brayering I did for the background. I had a picture in my head before I started … but chose the colours knowing that I was creating a “painting”! I started with a piece of white card & brayered some “Pink Pirouette” along the centre of the card. Then I brayered some Baja Breeze (light blue) & Not Quite Navy on the top … and some Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive along the bottom. These were the colours that I incorporated into the images & cardstock … but I also added some “Perfect Plum” (inks & card) & some “Close to Cocoa” on the tree stump & Melinda’s hair! I just love the colours … so pretty!

This is another gorgeous NEW image from Whiff of Joy “Musing Melinda” & their “tree stump” & butterflies. The three flowers are stamped using a “Polka Dot Punches” (recent Sale-a-bration set) image & punched with the 5 petal flower punch. I have added some tiny flower embellishments in the centre of each. All the images have been watercoloured with ink picked up from the stamp pads using an aqua painter. I am really enjoying getting back to some watercolouring recently!

whiff-of-joy-009This card has lots of layering … and 3D effect. But … you can’t see that at all in the picture above. This pic here shows it a little better … but still doesn’t show that I used double dimensionals on the Melinda image so she is even more 3D than the tree stump (mounted using single dimensionals). It is hard to show dimension in photos! 😀

I have also added some “bling” … Dazzling Diamonds on Melinda’s wings … the butterflies & the flowers. I was thrilled with this one … and I know Jacinta will absolutely love it! Potential for a new recruit??? Only 6 years before she can join up!!! 😀

whiff-of-joy-012And … of course … I always like to finish a special gift card off with a pretty insert & envelope to match! Sorry about the photography. I have decided it really is better to photograph in daylight without a flash to wash out the bling & the colours!


signature-picHave a lovely day!

PS … The “Birthday Wishes” is from “Verve Stamps – Wonderful Wishes”

Images copyright © Stampin’ Up! ® 1997—2009, Whiff of Joy 2009 & Verve. Artwork by Andrea Lowcock.


  1. Tanya Kitto says:

    Andrea, this colouring is absolutely gorgeous 🙂 & the card is stunning
    hugs Tan
    Andrea adds: Thanks, Tan! Had fun doing this one!


  2. Hope you are feeling better Andrea! Sleep that nasty crud away and drink lots of fluids!! (Dr. Michelle’s advice! LOL!) Super cute card that put a smile on my face… Hugs! 🙂


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