Hello readers!  This is Design Team member Crystal Komara here with you today sharing another card that was inspired by this month’s beautiful mood board.  In case you missed it, on the first of every single month, we share a mood board that is designed to 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.

Here is the April mood board:

Here is the card that I created using the Spring Rose Digital Stamp Set:

Ironically, when I created this alcohol ink background, I didn’t initially love the ink colors.  When I work with alcohol inks, I typically create a whole bunch of backgrounds at one time (maybe 40-60 pieces) and I save them.  Then I can pull from these pieces to create “quick cards.”  Well, this piece was one that I almost threw away because I just “wasn’t feeling it.”  After coloring the flowers, I searched through the bin of pre-made alcohol ink pieces and wouldn’t you know, the one I didn’t like was nearly a perfect fit!  It’s funny how that works out sometimes.

Card details:

The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock.  The alcohol ink background was created on a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Yupo paper using purple and pink alcohol inks.  I printed out the two flowers from the Spring Rose digital stamp set onto Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock.  I colored the flowers with Copic markers and then fussy cut each flower out.  I adhered the two flowers to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension.  I printed the sentiment from the You Are Loved digital stamp set.  I used an oval punch to punch out the sentiment before adhering it to the card.  Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for added sparkle.

This month’s mood board is inspired by the fresh, fun and bright colors of spring!  For some of us, March and April does mean the start of spring, while for other geographic locales, they’re not quite there yet!  Either way, let these colors start to put a little spring in your crafty step! 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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