CASology – [Crystal] Cave

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge – CRYSTAL!

I thought I’d post some more inspiration for you:

You Add Magic to My Life | by karen h @ carefree creations

I know you might be looking at this card and scratching your head and saying there isn’t a crystal to be seen! This is why I put this idea as my second card and not the “official” one posted on the challenge post. Ages ago (at least 25years ago), I read The Crystal Cave – a book about Merlin. I haven’t read it since, so I honestly don’t know if it is problematic so read at your own risk, but I know I enjoyed it at the time – I love books about magic, especially Merlin/Arthur. Anyway, that is where the idea for this card came from.

This is one of those rare times I planned my card out before actually stamping anything. I figured out where I wanted the gold sparkle embossed bursts and put a tiny pencil dot on the watercolor cardstock. Then I used the Ranger Distress ink to paint the swirls around those dots. I really didn’t want such a hard line on the outside, but I didn’t want to overwork it either (i.e. done is done).

Use your imagination with the “Crystal” cue and please join us at CASology – and, for more inspiration, check out the other design team members:

Thanks for stopping by!

You Add Magic to My Life
Stamps: Magical Day, Its a Celebration (Stampin’Up – SU); Magic Sampler (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Distress: Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Tattered Rose, Hickory Smoke (Ranger); black (Palette);
Paper: watercolor; Highland Heather (SU);
Other: Magic Mates dies (SU); washi (Doodlebug); Enchanted Gold embossing (Ranger);

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