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Age is merely a number

Hi everyone, today I have this masculine birthday card to share with you all!

Step 1:

I started my project by printing this digital image by Make it Crafty called “Brian drinking water” onto alcohol marker friendly paper. Today I used my Spectrum Noir original TriBlend markers for colouring the image.

For skin I used the Fair Skin Marker and the Tan Blend marker.

For hair I used the Gold Brown Blend maker and the Gold Brown Shades marker.

For my blues I picked the Ice Blue Blend marker, the True Blue Blend marker and the True Blue Shades marker.

For the towel I used the Jade Green Blend marker and the Jade Green Shades marker.

For the olive green part I used the Yellow Green Blend marker in combination with a SN Classique marker in YG05.

For the yellow parts I used the Citrus Blend marker and the Gold Yellow Blend marker.

For the white parts I used a little bit of the lightest colour in the Brown Grey Shades marker (that I made slightly lighter using the colourless Blender marker) and I used the same marker for the ground part.

Around the image I coloured with the middle colour in the Burnt Orange Blend marker, and I also made this colour a tint lighter by putting some Blender marker over it.

After the colouring is done I added back in some highlights using a white gel pen and I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.

You can find all the TriBlend markers that I used here:

Step 2:

For my background I die cut a square panel two sizes smaller than my card base. Onto the panel I stamped my sentiment (Kaisercraft “Background Birthday Sentiments”) using black ink.

Next I placed my stencil of choice (this one is TCW906s) over the panel and I applied some Spectrum Noir Water-Reactive ink in the colour “Orange” over the stencil using a stencil brush. For some extra interest in the background I also added some splatters using the Spectrum Noir Metallic Ink in “Green Citrine” in combination with a brush and let that dry.

Step 3:

Time to put my card together: I die cut a slightly larger square panel from matching dark blue card stock and I adhered both square panels together using liquid glue. This combination I adhered to a creme coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape. And to finish my card I now only have to adhere the coloured and fussy cut image on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape.

Detail picture:

And that is it for today’s project, I wish you a creative day!

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