Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Merry Monday - Clean & Simple Red, White, Black

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I'm happy to report that summer has officially started here in the Clark household! We finished our standardized testing and I successfully homeschooled my 3rd and 6th graders into smart little graduates of Clarks Academy :) Now we get to spend the summer pursuing our interests. One will learn guitar and Java script, the other will be learning small engine repair (my 9 year old!), and I will be hopefully catching up on scrapbooking and revving up my crafty mojo with some new SU goodies. Soon! Oh, and gardening.

What's a sunny May day without a look ahead to Christmas? I used the Merry Monday sketch to create this clean and simple card.

I decided to go with only red, white and black. Simply using clean lines and dimensionals, I stamped one tree from Lovely As A Tree on one side of the rectangle, and hand cut a tiny cardinal and placed it on a branch. I used the snowy panel to stamp my sentiment, and mounted them on Real Red glimmer paper. Finally, I added (sparingly) Dazzling Diamonds glitter with Tombo multi glue and a fine paintbrush.

You should give the sketch a try! There's some great inspiration over at Lesley's blog.

Have a blessed and creative day! ~ Erika

STAMPS: Lovely As A Tree, Many Merry Messages
PAPER: Whisper White, Real Red, Red Glimmer
INK: Black Staz On, Real Red
EMBELLISHMENTS: Dazzling Diamonds glitter


  1. Very pretty card, I love the simplicity of it.


  2. What a gorgeous card Erika. The glimmer paper is stunning with the simple design. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

  3. Very attractive and elegant - thanks for sharing for Merry Monday 64 - Hazel, Guest Designer x

  4. Oh, my! Erika, this is super gorgeous! Love all the sparkle and how you used my all time favorite tree! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  5. Love that tree image and the touch of sparkle is fabulous. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

  6. Love. love, love the glitter and especially the glitter crusted snowbank!
    The red is so elegant together with your white, the tree and the glitter!

    Super Job!

  7. Beautiful card, I love the touch of glitter. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.