Hello crafty friends and happy April!  This is Design Team member Crystal Komara here with you today sharing a card that I created inspired by this month’s beautiful mood board colors.  First, let’s take a look at the April mood board:

Swoooooon!  This month’s magical dreamy board is made up of all my favorite things – from the pinks, purples and fuchsia colors to the tulips, marble, macarons and YES to whatever is in that pretty looking pink drink!  I envision lots more creations this month inspired by this color palette, but here is the first card I created:

Card details: 

The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock.  I cut a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of black cardstock.  I stamped a plaid printed background stamp on this black cardstock with Versamark ink.  Then I heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  I LOVE a black-on-black background and they especially make for powerful backgrounds against brighter floral images.  I die cut a large scalloped oval from white cardstock and adhered this to the center of the card.

I printed the lilies from the Refresh the Soul digital stamp.  I enlarged the lilies to 5″ x 2 3/4″.  I colored the lilies with Copic markers and then I fussy cut the images out by hand.  I adhered the lily on the right directly to the card.  I adhered the second lily slightly on top of the first lily, but used 3M foam adhesive to make this flower pop.  I also printed the sentiment “happy birthday” on the Neenah White cardstock and then punched it out using a scalloped oval punch.  I adhered the sentiment to the bottom right of the card using 3M foam adhesive.  Lastly, I added a couple pink rhinestones to the card for extra sparkle.

I hope YOU will enjoy working with this beautiful color palette as much as I have!  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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