Hello friends and happy July!  We hope your summer is off to a fabulous start!  The Design Team at Joy Clair Designs is excited to share the mood board for this month.  Mood boards (also commonly called “inspiration” boards) are a combination of colors, images, textures and patterns that can offer guidance or direction.  If you feel like you don’t know where to begin a project, try looking at a mood board and let the creative juices flow.  You might just be surprised by the end result!

Let’s take a look at the July 2022 Joy Clair Designs mood board:

This month mood board celebrates all things 4th of July – summer fun in the form of BBQ’s , popsicles, gingham and American flags!

Here is a card created by Design Team member Crystal Komara that was inspired by the colors of this month mood board:

Card details:

The base of this A2 sized card was made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock.  I cut a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of the same white cardstock and ran it through my big shot with a stitched leaf embossing folder.  I printed out the butterfly from the new You Fill My Day digital stamp set.  I printed the butterfly at 65%.  I colored the butterfly with Copic markers in various shades of red and blue.  I fussy cut the butterfly and adhered it to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I printed the sentiment “you fill my day” from the same digital stamp set.  I notched both ends of the sentiment strip and adhered it to the card.  I added a couple clear rhinestone drops placed randomly and lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly for added sparkle.  

We would love to see YOU create using this mood board as inspiration too!  Feel free to use similar colors in whatever brand of cardstock you have readily available.  We’d love for you to use your Joy Clair Designs stamps if you have them!  And if you don’t have any yet CLICK HERE TO START SHOPPING TODAY!

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Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!  For more inspiration, you can follow me on my websiteInstagramFacebook and on my YouTube channel.

XO, Crystal

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