Week 207 - Rough

It’s Tuesday and time for a brand new CASology cue word!  This one had me a bit distressed when brainstorming, but I finally resorted to my usual…coffee.  When the going gets tough, the coffee starts brewing in my house.

2016 July19 ROUGH WM

Both the main image and sentiment are from STAMPlorations, our sponsor this week!  Did you know they now have dies in the store?!  How awesome is that?!

I had found some colorful watercolored looking papers a while ago and put a piece to use on the cup.  I didn’t watercolor the cup!  It’s a piece of decorative paper!  I simply stamped the cup image on the paper and fussy cut it!  I did watercolor the flow of coffee in brown.  The sentiment was stamped once that was dry.  Since the cue word is “rough”, I distressed the edges of the main panel before popping it up with foam dots.  I find diagonal lines on a design appealing to the eye.

I hope you’ll take some time and visit the rest of the design team members’ blogs as well as our guest designer’s blog!  Go ahead and leave them a little blog love!

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Then, don’t forget to link up your own creation on the CASology blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win the prize from STAMPlorations!

Have a terrific Tuesday!




  • Hannelie Bester Posted Tuesday, 07/19/2016 9:48 am

    beautifully done Melissa!

  • ElizStewart Posted Wednesday, 07/20/2016 5:53 am

    Cannot love that sentiment more! But what I really need to check out before I go to work is 31! Great post!…and to think I was here to tell you how much I loved your Casology card!

  • Joyce M. Posted Friday, 07/22/2016 7:14 pm

    This is a funny sentiment, and a fantastic CAS card. Love how you made the sentiment look like it is pouring out of the cup.

  • Jen W> Posted Monday, 07/25/2016 11:51 am

    Great minds this week, Melissa! I love the gorgeous paper you used on the cup and the sentiment flowing from it is perfect!

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