Monday, September 7, 2015

Cool Dude in the Shades

I have been waiting all summer for a challenge to come up where I could use these 'cool dude' sunglasses.  I cut them out of the cups my Starbucks Venti Matcha Iced Green Tea Lattes have been served in this summer!  There were four frame styles on each cup -  and I immediately thought "I can use these on a card someday!!!" 
and today's the day!!  Here's my card.  I adhered the sunglasses to the barn board patterned paper with foam dots. The stamps are from Free Spirit Sentiments by Waltzingmouse.  I layered the patterned paper to a slightly larger piece of mirrored gold card stock.
and here's the challenge inspiration I'm linking my card to:
Curtain Call - Shades
You can see - I went pretty literal with my card design!  
It was so nice of Starbucks to have the glasses on their cups in the perfect size for our cards, don't you think??!!
Stamps:  Free Spirit Sentiments - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Rustic Cream - PTI, Mirror Gold - Joann's, DP - Country Batique/Fancy Pants Designs
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  sunglasses from Starbucks cold drink cup, foam dots.

19 comments:

Georgiana said...

Very cool set of glasses! Great way of making them.

~amy~ said...

JULIA!!!!! Aren't you clever?! LOVE this!

Annette Allen said...

how awesome.. i am loving these cool glasses

SmilynStef said...

I've been staring at those all summer, and never had this thought ... doinggg ... these are awesome.

Marisa said...

Oh how I needed a pair of these glasses when making my card!! Adorable :)

Betty Wright said...

WOW! You thought,right! You sure did use them, too! Totally rocked the inspiration piece! Fabulously done! Fantastic card, Julia!

Juliz Design Post said...

What a super idea Julia and your right it is a very cool dude card.
Julie x

Becca Cruger said...

How to know if you're a crafter: you see everything as a potential card. Haha! But they did turn out so cool!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh you inventive and crafty girl, brilliant idea to save those sunglasses images from your Starbucks! Deb xo

Karren said...

Love these shades and they're perfect for this challenge! Fun, fun fun!

libleycraftsblog.com said...

This is definately a 'cool' card Julia!

Mona Pendleton said...

So fun Julia! All the shades look fab!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So clever even though it's literal 😊 those glasses r too fun

Team Clark said...

You did so good on this! The glasses are so much fun!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fun card Julia. Love the recycled pieces... what a neat way of using them... and yes... it's the perfect challenge for them. :) Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh what a fun idea and perfect time to use them! Nice way to repurpose them! Love the card Julia!

Kim Heggins said...

Very cool....what a fabulous idea!

Deepti said...

This looks sooooooooooo cool, way to rock the challenge :)

Lisa H. said...

wow!! those shades are super cool!!! loooove how you used them on this card. thanks for playing along with curtain call.