You are pretty fantastic

Our family is in the midst of a season of graduations as all three of our children are awarded diplomas or degrees. We enjoyed one last week, another yesterday and will attend one more next week. I will share some photos next week after our son graduates from high school. Today’s card is the one I made for my older daughter who has just received her Master of Teaching. As you can imagine I am exceedingly proud of her; I think she is pretty fantastic!

This card is also my only participation so far in Kathy Racoosin’s current 30 day colouring challenge. This month’s festivities have left very little time for colouring. I embossed the flowers from Penny Black’s ‘happy together’ transparent set in silver powder on hot pressed watercolour paper. I used four zig real brush pens for the petals colouring with a deep colour (purple or blue) near the base of the flowers and with a light blue near the tips of the petals. I then blended the two or three colours with a paintbrush and water until I had soft blends covering the flowers. I added a bit of violet to a few flowers for some extra depth and variation. I used light green and light blue for the leaves and sepals. To make the flowers pop a bit more I coloured around all the edges with a grey zig maker, blended it with water and a few dabs of light green. I was inspired by a few of Susie Lessard’s recent cards. (here’s the link to one on IG)

I completed the card with a purple mat and sentiment from the PB ‘perspective’ set also in purple.


Stamps: happy together, perspective

Markers: zig clean color real brush markers (blue, purple, light grey, violet, light green, light blue)

Inks: versafine clair monarch, versamark



12 Comments on “You are pretty fantastic”

  1. Chrystal Lewis says:

    Congrats to all your children for each of their accomplishments. ________________________________

  2. creatingincolors says:

    What a beautiful card. I love your watercoloring. What a special month it is for you and your family. Congratulations.

  3. Pat says:

    These look like Campanula flowers and so pretty in that heathery blue and the perfect colour for you I love the soft green in the background and the great sentiment too. Congratulations to your children for their wonderful achievements, and you and your husband must be very proud parents! x

  4. Bonnie says:

    Congratulations to your daughter and son, Heather! It’s a proud time for you. Love, love, love these flowers and how you’ve colored them so richly!

  5. Cheryl Robertson says:

    So pretty with the silver embossing. I love purple and silver together. They were the colors in my wedding 38 years ago!

  6. Heidi says:

    Beautiful! Lovely card for your daughter.

  7. Karen Jackson says:

    What a delicate, fragile, pretty card for such hearty and well deserved praise. Congratulations to all on their achievements.

  8. Betsy W says:

    Beautiful! I hadn’t noticed this stamp in the set …until now!

  9. memalagene says:

    Gorgeous graduation card!

  10. maureenchandler says:

    Your card is just stunning and congrats to all your children and their achievements!!! Thank you for sharing your lovely cards!

  11. Congratulations to you and all those fantastic graduates you’ve raised! You created a beautiful card for your daughter and I’m delighted that one of my cards inspired you.

  12. Daria says:

    I love this card; it is so beautiful.

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