Friday, October 22, 2010

Fan Mail

Who doesn't love getting a piece of "fan mail" in their mailbox? Almost makes one feel like a celebrity...minus the camera-snapping paparazzi hanging around outside your home. I created this little gem for my old friend, Beth today. (Heh, heh, she is exactly one day older then me, I never let her forget that.) We have an ongoing joke that when one of us decides it has been entirely too long since we have had a chat, we gently "stalk" each other as a reminder. It's my turn to do the "stalking" and creating a card is so much easier then getting all dolled up in the black unitard with the night-vision goggles. (That is a joke, by the way!)

For my inspiration, I turned to two great online challenges. First up, this week's sketch over at The Paper Players got my wheels turning:
Then, when I saw this color combo from the Curtain Call Color Challenge, all I could think of was the 1970's. I love it! What, you ask? That doesn't quite look like Tangerine Tango on MY card?! Well, you would be correct. I accidentally grabbed a sheet of Dusty Durango when pulling colors for this card. I figured out it was the wrong color when I snagged some Tangerine Tango ribbon and it just looked a "little off". Ooops! It's in the same color family, so that counts, right? :)
I was trying to think of something "punny" to create this card with, because that is just Beth's sense of humor. Then it hit me, I had the perfect set, that has never been used since I acquired it over a year ago: Puns From the Past. The clean design of the sketch worked so well with these retro colors...I loved it! I added some texture with the Square Lattice embossing folder and lots of Stampin' Dimensionals. I rounded just 2 of the 4 corners because it seemed to fit the "groovy vibe". I only used a portion of the punches for the sentiment, to keep it subtle. 
I couldn't forget to jazz up the inside of the card either. Simple Whisper White with a stamped strip of Dusty Durango. Perfect for writing a little note to my friend from her favorite "fan". 

Don't you love those amazing friendships that stand the test of time and distance? I have known this gal for over 23 years (wow!) and we can always pick up right where we left off! That is pretty awesome and so is she! Hmmm, I hope she isn't reading this or the secret is out! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Puns From the Past
Ink: Chocolate Chip classic ink
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Tangerine Tango  ummm, I mean Dusty Durango card stock
Accessories: Corner Rounder punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, Dusty Durango ribbon (ret.) and Antique Brass brads.

Thanks for visiting! 
Have a HAPPY day, 


  1. "Fan"-tastic card, Anne Marie! I love the color combination and all of the rounded corners...awesome! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

  2. Super! Love the color combo too. So cute.

  3. Love this card, it is so cute and your friend will just love it. The colors are really great, kinda fall with a twist. Love your blog picture, so pretty.

  4. Awesome card Anne Marie. Love the fans... great use of the colors. Very striking! :o) Thanks for playing along with us at Curtain Colors.

  5. This is a great card! I love this image, the sentiment and the fun colors. You did a great job on the challenges. Your friend is going to love this.

  6. So much fun and great embossing as well. Way to rock the color curtain challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  7. Great colour combo and such a fun combo of image and sentiment!

  8. Fun color combo for your fan themed card.

  9. I'm starting to wonder if you're ever going to create something I don't love?? Everything about this is perfect!! You have inspired me to do some stamping this afternoon - I have a lot to catch up on!! ;).
    Oh and GREAT new pic on your sidebar!!

  10. mail ---> that is hysterical. What a cute card. I just got my square lattice from SU yesterday and i'm itching to play with it.

  11. This is so cute, love the little brads, nice touch :)

  12. way to work the challenges...i think this card is "fan"tastic...may have to "borrow" an element or 3

  13. great card, Anne Marie! thanks for playing the curtain call!

  14. Oh Anne Marie, first let me just say I love your new photo - you are one gorgeous lady!

    Your card is fabulous! And so fan-tabulous! :) Beautiful color palette - I used this color combo on a card during the summer and thought this won't turn out so well but it did! It turns out to be a fabulous color combo after all! THis is just all around perfect - have a wonderful weekend!

  15. Great card Anne Marie...had a giggle picturing you in night vision gear...LOL! Love your rounded corners and use of colour!

  16. Great card! I saw this color challenge, and keep thinking I should play. Your use of texture is wonderful!

  17. What great colors combos and fabulous crisp, clean and fresh designs. Awesome cards.


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Anne Marie