The Plum Crazy! challenge at the Moxie Fab World Blog was to create a project that 'captures the essence of plum in its design.' With hazel eyes and fair skin, plum has always been a favorite color of mine for make-up and clothing, so I'm thrilled to see its one of the "in" colors for the year. I love creating plum paper crafts as well. I decided to embrace some plum snowflakes for my design.
The Hero Arts Stunning Snowflakes backgrounder was stamped in Versamark Dazzle ink on white cardstock and clear embossed. Next, I used a sponge to add Wisteria and Warm Violet ColorBox Chalk ink to the background. The final step was sprays of Graphite and Pearl Glimmer Mist for an all over sparkle.
The Clear Design Holiday Sayings sentiment was created using the same technique. I think the thin white mat helps bring out the contrast of the white embossing. I finished with some plum sheer ribbon from Close To My Heart.
This card also works for the Simple Holiday Card challenge at the Hero Arts blog, since it would be easy to stamp four backgrounds on one sheet of cardstock, and sponge and spray it all at once for quick assembly.