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Watercolor Graduation Card – Spec-tacular!


Watercolor graduation card

Congratulations to my “baby” sister! She is walking across the stage at the graduation ceremony in London today, so I’m sharing the watercolor graduation card I made for her…I’m “refreshing” the Stamp Sketching idea from about a month ago, and playing with my Kuretake watercolors too. Enjoy the video below or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube!

For the card assembly, I angled the panel with the image on it – I needed room for my sentiment idea. I had a couple of these folder tabs sitting in a drawer forever – so wanted to fit them on the watercolor graduation card. I used the “Bravo” from the Spectacular set, the “Proud” from Lil Hoot, and Congrats was in an old dollar-stamp-set.

Sandy Allnock - Watercolor Graduation Card 2

I’m posting photos from my trip on Instagram, so be sure to check in over there periodically to see how my trip is going! 🙂

PS! I’m finally convinced that I need one of THESE… Video to come after I get home and get mine:)


Hoping this is cute enough that my sister isn’t sad she gets a watercolor graduation card rather than a Copic one!

20 thoughts on “Watercolor Graduation Card – Spec-tacular!

  1. So cute! Your art is so wonderful! I enjoy watching your videos. I really enjoyed taking your class! Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

  2. Super cute card, love how you create your own backgrounds. You are such a gifted artist! Congrats to your sister and may you have a safe and wonderful trip!

  3. Love your card Sandy and I bet she did too. Congratulations to your Dr. sister!

  4. Oh my goodness! This is so darn adorable your sister won’t even be thinking about Copics!! LOL!

  5. Adorable card! Congrats to your sister!

  6. What a great graduation card for your sister.

  7. Love this card! Your sister will love it. Have a great time visiting!

  8. I just love that mouse stamp, it’s so cute. I’m sure your sister is going to be tickled to receive your card.

  9. Loved this card. The mouse is adorable. Love watching your videos. Congratulations to your sister. Have a wonderful time on our trip. Can’t wait to see the videos.

  10. Really cute and clever card! I love it and I know your system will love it!
    Congrats to her on this mousumental achievement!

  11. Love this cute little mouse! Thanks Sandy!

  12. Great video as usual LOL. Oh yes a MISTI is a must. For me since I can’t hold a block any longer. BUT it also is good for mass production and repetitive stamping. Have you seen Maureen Wong’s videos? She uses an octagon for stamping in a circle. Another user donated templates. $49.99 at My Sweet Petunia.

  13. Cute card. Love the file tabs. Congrats to your sister and enjoy. The Misti is on my wish list. TFS

  14. Great card as usual. Congratulate your sister for me. I wanted to watch the second watercolor video but the link is not working for me and didn’t find it on youtube. either. Enjoy your trip.

  15. Super Cute

  16. Very cute card and congrats to your sister. I like the file tabs.

  17. Happy Graduation Day for your little sis, and I doubt she would care even if you had done this in crayon. It is adorable.

  18. So cute!

  19. Clever card – and so nice that you are able to join your sister for her graduation in London! I know you’re having a blast – thanks for leaving something for your fans to nibble on while you’re gone! I’m thinking this “dabbing” technique might be a good way to learn to be “not afraid” of watercoloring small objects – must go try…

  20. Your sister will love it.

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