Tuesday, January 15, 2013

U R My Sunshine Card

Right now over at Stuck On U Sketches there is an interesting challenge going on. The challenge is to replace  one letter with a die cut shape in your title. As well as to use scraps if at all possible  I decided to see what I could do. This is the card I came up with using my own take on it.

If you have been following my blog you know that I am a frugal crafter. A company several months ago was giving away free ledger pads along with other office supplies that they no longer used. I had not done anything with the ledger paper and since this year's intentions is to use what I have on hand I decided to use it for the background.

The large sun was cut from a piece of white card stock left over from a print and cut. I heat embossed it with Zing gold embossing powder. It was a free Silhouette file and still may be.

The phrase sunshine at one time was a free weekly offering from Silhouette. I decided not to use the "You are my" that was part of the phrase. I don't remember what font I used for the U R and MY. I welded the letters together for the MY. With the knife tool in Studio I cut out the u in the sunshine phrase and replaced it with a smaller version of the sun. Welding it to the s. Then welded it to the rest of the phrase. I also replaced the heart that was the dot for the i with a smaller sunshine. I colored the suns with a yellow glitter gel pen. The sentiment was cut out of scrap calligraphy paper.

Originally I had stamped Happy all over the ledger paper but when I placed the other elements on it it was too busy and detracted from the sentiment. I also changed my idea of having the U R MY straight on the card. Sometimes I find I have to play around. until I get something that I like.

Besides my intention of using what I have on hand more I have the intention of using more the different features in the Designer Edition of Studio. A challenge like this is perfect. Especially since it requires me to think and figure things out. Luckily Studio has an undo icon which gets used a lot. LOL!

I encourage you to try this replacing a letter in a title or sentiment with a image. Also I encourage you to use what you have on hand. Especially all those scraps which are taking over.

Thank you for stopping by and do come back again. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. What a very creative card!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stuck on U Sketches

  2. Thanks for playing along with us! What a terrific card!

  3. Your card is so neat the way you used the image within the sentiment. Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. oh that is too cute.. Love your take on our challenge..Such a cute idea using the sun shape... Thanks for playing along with us girls over at SOUS

  5. I love that sun in the word sunshine! Thanks so much for joining us over at Stuck on U Sketches! :)

  6. Very creative.....love that you used scaps too, which I'm sure we all have heaps of! Thanks for joining us at SOUS!


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