Hi friends! I love to use mood boards for my card inspiration. Mood boards can provide a new and unique way to use color, texture, and design on your cards! Mood boards can be found easily, too, by googling them or by searching Instagram, which is how I found the one that I’m using for my card today!

What inspired me with the mood board above are the colors of green, teal, yellow, and white, the texture from the vases and pillows, the flowers, and the beautiful throw rug with daisies on them! So, from this mood board I have color, texture, and a design layout for my card! Now, let’s apply all of this to the card, shall we? This is where your own imagination comes into play! How will you use the elements from the mood board?

For my card, I decided to use Flora Layering Plates to imitate the throw rug in the mood board, using shades of dark green, teal, and yellow. The throw rug didn’t have teal in it, but I loved the teal in the vases, so I decided to incorporate it into the Flora layers. I also love how the Flora Plates have texture in them, another feature I noticed in the mood board!

Next, I wanted to add an element to my card that was similar to the white vase in the mood board, so I die cut a rectangle and then ran it through my die cut machine with one of the Flora Plates layers to add texture. I adhered it over the Flora background.

Now it was time to add flowers, but the flowers in the mood board were mainly white and I wanted mine to have color to help them pop a bit from the busy background, so I used the colors from the pillows in the mood board for my flowers.

Using Wispy Blooms Contour layers die, I die cut both flowers in white and then ink blended them in shades of yellow and coral. I used a dark green for the stem. Then I hot foiled the “Just a Note” Sugar Script Sentiment over white cardstock. I adhered the flowers in the corner over the white rectangle and applied the sentiment over the flowers to create a cluster in the lower corner.

I finished with Fairy Jewels over the flowers just within the center of the white rectangle to bring the eyes to the center of the card.

Here is one more look at the mood board so you can see how I used the elements on my card! Next, I want to create a background similar to that piece of furniture! I’ll share that with you at another time!

I hope that you were inspired today to search for mood boards (you can search “mood boards” or “color mood boards”) and use them on your cards to bring them from average to WOW!!!