CASology #207: ROUGH

Hello and welcome to a new week at CASology!

Literal or metaphorical – lots of ways to go with this one again this week.


Dry-embossing is a great way of adding physical texture to a card, minus the bulk. I chose a ‘rough’-looking square lattice EF to create some textured ground, and paper-pieced the pooch in some burlap patterned paper for added texture. The glitter paper-pieced black nose (almost visible in the pic), adds a hint of sandpaper.

As for the sentiment, well, in this case, that agonized howl could only mean one thing:


How might you interpret ‘rough’ this week?  The Design Team has lots of inspiration for you:

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins – you are here!

Jacquie Southas

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Sherrie Mannion

Tracey McNeely

Guest Designer:  Anna

Sponsor: STAMPlorations

Thanks for visiting!

I am also linking this card to:

STAMPlorations July CAS Challenge: Anything Goes with the optional twist of ORANGE.

Gerda Steiner Stamps: Share Your Designs Challenge #23

AAA Cards: #69: One Stash Favourite – it has to be the burlap patterned paper!

Materials used:

  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla; Cherry Cobbler (Stampin’ Up!); Barista patterned paper (Basic Grey) Black Glitter cardstock (my stash)
  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler; Memento Tuxedo Black (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Stamp: Howl Are You? (Gerda Steiner)
  • Embossing Folder: Square Lattice (Stampin’ Up!)

10 thoughts on “CASology #207: ROUGH

  1. After reading your Facebook comment this morning, I think this is the perfect word to describe how things were going on your side of the world Hazel!
    Your card is so sweet, I love the added texture!

  2. So adorably cute , I love this card. And that burlap paper, well it just looks so real – no wonder it’s your favourite.Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. Such a cute pup and I love that you chose burlap patterned paper for your paper-piecing, Hazel! Great idea to add texture with your embossed border, too! Love this sweet card!

  4. Rocking the Gerda doggies again I see! Your sweet pooch looks fabulous in burlap and I always seem to use Cherry Cobbler on my dog collars too. Great minds…. 😀

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