For those who might be interested, I used the cute giraffe from 'Bundle of Joy' SU and punched with my oval scallop. I first stamped in onyx black (Versafine) then coloured the image quite roughly with a pink Marvy pen to match my card and softened it with my aqua painter. It's quite effective to just go outside the lines to soften the image.
I strengthened the colour on the giraffe's spots to intensify them. I was doing 12 so I punched them and painted them all at the same time. Dotty black organza from Mayarts and pink grosgrain from SU. You can't see it here but I used the swirly stamp from the Bundle of Joy set inside the card in black which got me thinking about a pierced image on a rather bare part at the top of the front of the card. I used the Lasting Impression piercing guide at the top of each card to add a little more interest. I then attached the ovals with dimensionals and finally added fruit punch stickle to highlight the giraffe's spots. My lovely new baby set from "My Favorite Things" http://www.mftstamps.com/home/homepage.html arrived and I used the 'special delivery' stamp to liven up the pink envelopes.
Here is another little sample so the boys don't feel left out!