Thursday, July 7, 2016

Two Cancer Cards (I Love Math Challenge #2)

Hello everyone and welcome to I Love Math Challenge. :o)

I'm so happy the challenge got live and your great response to a first one. Thank you for all your lovely comments and support mails. You are wonderful!! :o)

For new visitors, a brief introduction...

The idea behind:
To combine my two greatest passions together: Math and Crafts. Also to show Math isn't the worst thing in the world. :o)

In each challenge I'll create a project, describe how I made it and create an inspiration board. Something mathematical will be included in each challenge. :o)

My plan is to hold challenges at least two times a year. I'll announce new challenge two weeks before it starts.

And now to the second challenge...

Two is an even number and first prime number

An even number is a number that can be divided evenly with 2.

A prime number can be divided, without a remainder, only by itself and by 1.

I made these two Cancer Cards, for my two friends, a couple. Like I, they both love Astrology, so Zodiac themed cards were logical choice. Once again, Happy birthday Dijana and Marko! :o)

My take on number two:
  • two cards for my two friends, a couple
  • two stamp sets from two different companies
  • sentiment has two words created in two techniques (stamping and heat embossing)
  • black on white and white on black
  • two enamel dots on each card
  • two pop-up elements on each card

To make these cards I CASEd my own card, you can find here.

I stamped Cancers on a white watercolor paper and colored them with Stabilo Markers. I fussy cut them out and colored edges with black Stabilo Marker.

I use thin watercolor paper. I don't like to spend a lot of money on paper and this one I use is white and I love to color on it. :o)

I wanted images to pop-up, so I had to make images thicker. I stamped two more Cancers on a white cardstock paper, fussy cut them out leaving a white border around them and glued colored images over them. I added withe highlights with a white pen and images were finished. :o)

I stamped part of a sentiment directly on card bases, and the other part, I heat embossed in white on black cardstock paper stripes.

I glued 3-D foams on back of images and heat embossed sentiments and placed them on card bases. I embellished both cards with two enamel stickers and my cards were finished. :o)

Dimensions of both cards: 91 mm x 127 mm (3 5/8" x 5")

List of supplies:

Now it's your turn...

Create anything inspired by number two: two same design cards, two ATCs, two boxes, use number two on your project, stamp two same images on your project, use stamps from two artists/companies, use two words in your sentiment, embellish your card with two embellishments, use two colors... Possibilities are endless. You are welcome to CASE my cards. :o)

Come back for more inspiration in two weeks, on July 21st, when I will be honored to host very creative Guest Artist here on my blog. :o)

Details about the challenge...

Challenge Starts: July 7th 2016, 8:00 PM CEST (UTC +2)

Challenge Ends: August 7th, 7:55 PM CEST (UTC +2)

Challenge rules:
  1. Create any kind of project (card, ATC, tag, painting, drawing, altered art...) inspired by number two.
  2. Theme: Anything Goes
  3. Your creation must be new. Please do not link creation that has been posted prior to the day of the challenge.
  4. Projects must be handmade!
  5. Any stamp company/artist is welcome.
  6. You must be a blog follower.
  7. Mention the challenge in your blog post and link back to the challenge.
  8. Link up as many projects as you want.
  9. You are welcome to combine your project to as many challenges as you want.
  10. No blog hop and direct selling links are allowed here.
  11. Link your direct blog post and not your entire blog, so I could locate your creation.
  12. Please turn off word verification.
  13. Have fun!
I reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with challenge rules.

One Jane's Doodles stamp set of winners choiceGuest artist and I will select two favorite projects each (TOP 4), which will be featured here on my blog on August 21st 2016. Among TOP 4, there will be a random draw (using for one lucky winner who will then receive the prize. :o)

That's all. :o) If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. I can't wait to see your creations! 

I am entering my cards to following challenges:
Note: bold text is a direct link to the current challenge and blog badge is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Craft Stamper Magazine, Take It, Make It Challenge, July: Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Crafting By Desings, July Anything Goes Challenge
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

3) Create a Smile, Challenge of the Month July, Birthday
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

4) Little Miss Muffet Challenges, Challenge #141 - Anything Goes

5) STAMPlorations, July CAS Card Challenge
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback! Enjoy and smile! :o)

Crafty Milka

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  1. TWO brilliant CAS, and I see also two crab's claws and two eyes in both the cards... eheh :D

  2. Both of your creation in pairs are marvelous, love the fun concept of 2!! Love them!
    Thanks for the fun challenge!

  3. Great new challenge Milka, I will definitely be making a card! I already have something in mind even! :) I love the cards you made -cute and CAS is the perfect combo and great coloring too! xxx

  4. Thanks for joining in the Craft Stamper's TIMI challenge, LOVE your entry!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  5. I created a MM creation Milka with 2 pairs of chipboard bubbles, flourishes, hope it will count!

  6. Fabulous CAS design .... love it! Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge xx

  7. Milka, your cards are sweet, clean and stunning! Love the small details you added to this simple image and matching enamel dots. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

  8. I'm smiling at your first card and again at your second, which makes for TWO smiles - of the brightest kind imaginable! Charming cards and a brilliant challenge!



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