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Sunglasses Shaped Card

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sunglasses template

Project and template designed by Sara Sandberg.

Follow these easy step by step  instructions to make these lovely sunglasses in no time at all!


First things first, use the templates to cut out all your pieces!


Ink the edges of the frame by rubbing a small inkpad gently across the edge – do this very gently and build the colour up.  You can also use a sponge – dab it on your inkpad, then carefully sponge the edges.


Apply PVA glue to the back of the frames.  I like to use this fine tipped dispenser for most of as it gives a fine stream of glue that doesn’t bobble the card.  Stick the frame to the solid back.

Turn the frame and back over, and attach the arms by sticking them to the back.

Attach the second solid back to the glasses over the join of the arms.




Now it’s time to decorate the glasses!  Here are a few ideas.

Diamonte give the glasses a Diva Sparkle!!!!

With Letter Bubbles you can add a designer name to the arm of your sunglasses!

Add a designer label with a special greeting!  

Stamped Images 1990-2009 Stampin' Up!

Cut out your templates.  Stamp the image you want to remain white with VersaMark.  Sprinkle with clear embossing powder, and heat set.  Don’t forget the frame will be covering the edges!

The birds and sunset are what I enjoy looking at through my glasses, but behind my glasses, I often just shut my eyes and dream.  Because of my dreams my life is a Splendid Adventure.  The word dream goes across the lenses as it’s what’s going on behind the glasses, not a reflection.


Dab your Distress ink pad on your plastic mat.  Give it one spray of water – the more water you use, the more opaque the ink will be.  Use a cosmetic sponge to pick up the ink from the mat and using a cirucular motion, ink the glasses lens.  Gradually build up the colour, blending them into each other.  I wanted the top part to be even darker, so I dabbed the sponge directly onto the ink pad and carefully applied it to the top in a circular motion.


I held some card over the letters I didn’t want to appear on my project when I inked my stamp.  Use Stazon or archival ink or it won’t ink the embossed areas.



Now for the frames.  Again, dab your distress inks onto your craft mat and spray with water.  Dab them onto your frames, using the lightest colour first.

Give the frames a spray of water – you will see the distress inks come to life and mingle beautifully together.



Ironing the frames flattens the card out again, and dries the ink.  I have a little travel iron I keep for my crafty stuff.  I don’t think the words holiday and iron go together, but it’s very handy for crafty stuff!!!


I used a sponge with a texture to dab gold Brilliance ink on as a finishing touch.  The frames now  have a lovely tortoiseshell effect.


Now repeat the process with the arms of the glasses.


I sponged the edges of the arms and the frames with a darker colour distress ink.


Once everything was dry, I stamped my wording on the arm.

 Sara Sandberg 2018


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