Welcome to the first set for our Artist Project Swap with Arjita and Elina. For the Month of May, we challenged our artists to exchange tutorials and create each other’s designs in order to see how each of our artists interprets style and choices. The receiving artist did not know who designed the project, nor did they receive any images! In today’s post, Arjita’s turn to give the directions and recommended supplies list and Elina created the project.
Lime Color Theme Happy Birthday Card by Elina Stromberg
I have to admit that I’m bit rebellious when it comes to detailed project instructions. Reading tutorials and watching instruction videos is always very inspirational, but the projects I make are very seldom precise replicates of the original projects. In case of Arjita’s tutorial, it includes techniques that I’m not familiar with, so I followed the instructions more carefully in order to learn. But once I think I’m mastering the key points, I tend to go my own way, using my own colors, patterns, and supplies.
On this project, I used two green Memento colors for the background in Bamboo Leaves and Pear Tart. For applying the inks on the background, I used a brayer and decorated the inked background with Shimmer Creative Medium. The stencil I used was not the same as on the original project; I used ‘Corncob Etching’ from TCW.
My card is not as monochromatic as the original project; for coloring the stamped flowers I did not use the background color, but yellow Memento in Cantaloupe and Dandelion. The result looks different, but I’m quite happy with the outcome! I did not want to use too much black on my card, so the die-cut circle background is not black but dark green. My nesting Sizzix dies cut quite a wide border, so I narrowed it to half with my scissors.
- Memento Inkpad – Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Cantaloupe, Dandelion
- VersaFine – Onyx Black
- Sponge Dauber
- Altenew – ‘Adore You’ flower stamps
- ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment stamp
- Stampin’ Up – ‘Party Pandas’
- TCW- ‘Corncob Etching” stencil
- Sizzix – Nesting circle dies
- Cardbase – White
- Cardstock – Green
Original Design by Arjita
What do you think of Elina’s interpretation of Arjita’s tutorial?