The Barmaid



Hi everyone, today I’m on the blog to share a masculine birthday card with you all!



Step 1:

I started my project by printing this digital image by Dr. Digi called “Bev the Barmaid” onto alcohol marker friendly paper. Next I’m colouring the image using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol markers that you can find here: https://www.crafterscompanion.eu/art-and-colouring/spectrum-noir/illustrator.html


For skin I used: FS7, TN1 and CR1 (for blush);

For the hair I used: GB1, GB7 and EB8;

For red I used: CR1, CR7 and CR11 (which is a more corally red serie);

For green I picked: DG1, DG4 and CG3;

For my gold and yellows I used a combination of: CT4, GY3, GB4 (and GY05 from the SN Classique alcohol marker collection);

For grey and black I picked: IG2, IG6 and IG10;

And for the remaining brown tones I used: MB1, RB2 and EB5;

Around the image I used GG1, which matches the ink pad that I’m going to use later on nicely.


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.



Step 2:

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


Next I place my stencil of choice onto the panel (this stencil is TCW482s) and I applied some Spectrum Noir Water-Reactive Ink in “Frosty Jade” over the stencil using a stencil brush.



Step 3:

Time to put my card together: I die cut a slightly larger rectangle panel and I adhered both rectangle panels together using liquid glue. This combination I adhered to a white 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 masculine project! I wish you a creative day!