Card making, rubber stamping techniques and project videos for papercrafters


Hello, everyone! Melanie here, and my turn to host a challenge again, I hope you will play this week!  I'm going to admit right now, I totally forgot I was hosting this week until Karen poked me a couple days ago! Summer is in full swing, so I had a bit of a panic, “what am I gonna do?” moment!  Luckily, I noticed a theme emerging in BOTH the cards I’d already made for our design team kit hop today (be sure to visit our hop!!) that I knew I hadn’t done  in a past challenge, so it must be a sign! 

Notice the offset sun image here with the new Sentimental Summer StampTV kit…offset is AWEsome!

For this offsetting challenge, you can use dies or cut out your images, but find some way that your image that is enhanced when it is offset (twisted or shifted a little or a lot so that the original image doesn't line up) Could just be to add interest, show off something fun underneath, or create a bit or virtual motion, the way the rays now seem to radiate a bit more!  It is NOT a requirement to have a colored layer underneath like I did in these samples, that just happened, but it DOES make the offsetting POP! If you don’t have a die to cut out the image, NO SWEAT!  You can also stamp the image underneath, and then offset it when you pop up the layer that you’ve cut out, rather than having that negative cut out from the die, know what I mean?  I think this is going to yield some really cool designs, and I can’t wait to see what you make!  It can be a shape, stamped image, sentiment, your choice! Get creative!!!

Visit my blog for creation details for both of my cards! :)

I cannot WAIT to see what you all come up with! I’ll be checking throughout the week and commenting in between all our summer fun!

And the small print:


Be sure and have your creation uploaded to our gallery with the tag STV17MON24 and no later than

Sunday, June 17th, 8PM CST for your chance to win an awesome $20 gift certificate from Gina K Designs!! 

Here is a link to the gallery for this challenge:


Tags: MIUM, STV17MON24, melanie, offset

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Fun, fun, fun.


Bonnie said:

Fun, fun, fun.

I'm liking this idea!  Never thought of it myself.  Thanks for the challenge.

Awesome seen it on the hop and was immediately drawn to it, can't wait to try, thanks!

Fun cards and fun challenge. Can't wait to give this a try. The blog hop was awesome.

cool challenge and will be fun playing to get a nice result.

Your cards are beautiful. Very interesting challenge!

Wonderful cards indeed and I will try to get a card into the challenge if the internet keeps working. 

Both these samples are beautiful and what a great challenge!  :)  <3  Thank you for hosting this week.   

Awesome challenge, Melanie! Will give it my best shot :-)

Love this idea and your cards are so beautiful . Thanks for hosting this week's challenge.

Noticed this yesterday - was a great hop! Your cards are beautiful! Now to figure out what to do!

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