Hello crafty readers and happy 1st of September!  The Design Team at Joy Clair Designs is excited to announce that we will be starting a monthly mood board to help inspire YOU to create.  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 September 2021 Joy Clair Designs mood board:

(Images courtesy of Pinterest)

This month’s mood board is a slightly non-traditional take on some fall colors, but isn’t it just beautiful?  Think teal, mint, blush, gold and white!  It’s so modern and feminine.

Here is a card that Design Team member Crystal Komara created inspired by this month’s mood board palette:

The base of this A2 sized card was made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock.  On a separate sheet of 5 1/4″ x 4″ of white cardstock, I stamped the long row of leaves from the Fall Greetings stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black ink.  I colored the leaves using Copic markers G000, R20 and BG75.  I cut this paper in half and on the bottom half of the cardstock, I stamped the sentiment “sending love” from the Fall Greetings stamp set in Versamark ink.  I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.  I then set these two stamped and colored pieces aside.  I cut 1/4″ strips of cardstock in the following colors:

I placed the strips at a slightly diagonal angle on the cardstock base.  Using 3M adhesive I placed the two stamped image layers directly over the colored strips.  I added two 1/4″ strips of gold glitter paper along the top and bottom edge.  Lastly, I added a couple clear rhinestone bubbles for added texture.

I am SO in love with this color palette and can’t wait to design more cards using these colors!  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!

Be sure to tag us on social media using the following hashtags so we can see your cards or other papercraft projects:



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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