In The Mood Class Premier Blog Hop! Alcohol Inks Background Video Tutorial

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blog hop board Through mood board inspiration, our designers teach class participants many different ways that you can draw inspiration from the world around you.

What is a Mood Board?  A Mood Board is “an arrangement of images, materials, pieces of text, etc., intended to evoke or project a particular style or concept.”

Mood Boards can be incredible sources of inspiration for paper crafting projects, but sometimes it’s hard to know how to translate the inspiration to paper, and every crafter has a different interpretation!

So how was I inspired by the above Mood Board?

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I was inspired by color pallette, the butterflies and flowers, the soft watercolored flower and the touch of gold on the earrings (ummm….I WANT those earrings!).

I made a really fun background with Alcohol Inks, then die cut butterflies and flowers for a couple Clean and Simple cards.

*This post was originally for an Online Class which registration is now closed for.  If you are excited to be inspired by Mood Boards, check out Inspiration Nation at StampNation!

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  • Kellie June 18, 2015, 11:42 pm

    Love this technique and the sentiment font. The colors are refreshing.

  • FeM June 19, 2015, 12:01 am

    I can see how the mood can inspire anyone. Your cards are gorgeous…clean and simple.

  • linda June 19, 2015, 4:53 am

    love how all the colors went together. butterfly is beautiful.

  • Barb Sabo June 19, 2015, 9:01 am

    Bbbbeeeaaautiful colors, absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to get into the class. Thank you!

  • Debbie Lou June 19, 2015, 9:03 am

    Love blog hops. And this one features such
    beautiful colors. Thanks!

  • Loia June 19, 2015, 9:16 am

    Still can’t figure out how you did that butterfly! It’s beautiful!

  • Bobby June 19, 2015, 9:35 am

    Gorgeous cards, Catherine.

  • Yvonne June 19, 2015, 9:54 am

    I love love love the colors so pretty! I’m inspired:)

  • Faith Gaspar June 19, 2015, 11:01 am

    I LOVED the Hop… I haven’t followed along on a Hop in a long time… I was pleasantly Surprised by this one… I know Butterflies are popular right now, but I was drawn to the cups and flowers myself… This Ladies out did themselves… Thank You for a chance at a few class…


  • Dawn B. June 19, 2015, 11:55 am

    You are so bubbly and infectious, I just love watching your tutorials and this one was no exception! I’m a butterfly fanatic and my goodness I love that butterfly card and the technique you showed looks so simple and beautiful. Thank you!

  • Linda Wilkinson June 19, 2015, 11:56 am

    Catherine your cards are amazing I am so glad to take part of this class thank you ♥

  • Jennifer lubinsky June 19, 2015, 12:57 pm

    I love the colors and how the dies come off the page. Great cards.

  • Lisa Zielke June 19, 2015, 1:29 pm

    Wow! I just discovered your tutorials!! Love!!

  • Jennifer H June 19, 2015, 1:47 pm

    What a fun and beautiful technique!

  • Joyce Erb June 19, 2015, 2:13 pm

    Looks like fun

  • Kim June 19, 2015, 4:33 pm

    I love these colors and how simple, but elegant the cards are. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  • Conny June 19, 2015, 5:54 pm

    Love your cards – now I know what I have to try to make tomorrow! Have a great crafting summer!

  • Teresa June 19, 2015, 6:18 pm

    LOVE the purple!

  • Alma Dirpaul June 19, 2015, 6:55 pm

    Wow those are beautiful cards!

  • Chritine June 19, 2015, 7:05 pm

    Love, love, love the butterfly. I will be going to the post to learn how to do this. Thanks for sharing.

  • Andrea Jolley June 19, 2015, 8:36 pm

    Totally what I need. A myriad of ideas. So cool! I love watching you work and share your wonderful talents. Thank You

  • Myra June 19, 2015, 9:27 pm

    Awesome technique!

  • Gigi June 19, 2015, 10:19 pm

    Gorgeous card and stunning butterfly….. love it. Thank you!

  • Kathryn Zetts June 19, 2015, 10:47 pm

    Love the colors, I am a big blue/lavender/purple fan!

  • Carol Mc June 20, 2015, 1:02 am

    Gorgeous cards. Love that Penny Black butterfly.

  • Heather P June 20, 2015, 9:37 am

    Both cards are beautiful. I especially like the floating die cut technique using the acetate behind it.

  • Ellie f June 20, 2015, 9:40 am

    Love the card. Time to get out the forgotten alcohol inks I think! These colours are just great.

  • Jeannette aka Jnett June 20, 2015, 10:48 am

    How pretty and great inspiration!

  • Carol Cel June 20, 2015, 11:57 am

    Your card is gorgeous — first I’m going to sign up for the class, then I’m going to go “play”. Thanks!

  • JaniG June 20, 2015, 12:38 pm

    It’s been too long since I played with alcohol ink. Thanks for this great inspiration!

  • Loly Borda June 20, 2015, 4:20 pm

    Love those colors! TFS

  • Victoria Dent June 20, 2015, 5:26 pm

    Very pretty color combination/interpretation. Must try this.

  • Heather Quinton June 20, 2015, 9:17 pm

    Love the butterfly and technique.

  • Bev Chapman June 20, 2015, 11:42 pm

    I love the alcohol inks and never thought about die cutting them. Awesome!

  • Marilyn Boyle June 21, 2015, 8:36 pm

    I love this board! The colors are just stunning – everything I love and so tranquil. The cards are so beautiful. I feel inspired already!

  • Marilyn Boyle June 21, 2015, 8:41 pm

    Love the colors – they are so beautiful! Can’t wait to see more.

  • Michele June 21, 2015, 8:41 pm

    What a fun technique. I love the colors and would love to win a spot in your class! Beautiful cards, love the acetate trick. TFS!

  • Billie June 21, 2015, 11:21 pm

    This seems like an amazing idea. I am hoping I can do my butterflies that beautiful someday. Lots of luck on your “mood class”.

  • Kim June 22, 2015, 9:11 am

    Just beautiful colors. Those dies really lend themselves to using alcohol inks, don’t they. On the wish list they go…along with the inks.

  • Tammy J June 24, 2015, 3:15 pm

    Love your cards and the colors are awesome.

  • Ericka S July 1, 2015, 12:07 am

    What a fun technique.

  • Sharon July 6, 2015, 6:58 pm

    Love this technique using the alcohol ink and alcohol. Makes a fabulous colored butterfly
    and flowers or anything else one cut out!

  • Mary Lou Cota July 26, 2015, 7:28 pm

    Not sure what websie is, but I did sign up for ‘In the Mood’ classes.
    Not sure how to get into it. Will someone please help.
    Thank You

  • Catherine July 27, 2015, 10:09 am

    Welcome to the class! You will find the classes at If you have trouble, just click the contact button at the top of my website and we will help you. Thank you!

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