Admit it. Masculine cards are hard. I struggle, I know others do too. But I really wanted to use this weight lifter image from Half Sheet 139A. Smaller images can pose a problem too. I did what I always do when I'm a bit stuck......I found a sketch that worked perfectly!
For the orange cardstock, I repeatedly stamped the "Enjoy the good life" sentiment from the full sheet, Beach Theme. Instead of using a watermark ink (like versamark) for a more subtle look, I went with ink the same color as the cardstock for a bolder look. Afterward, I added a little sponging to the edges for a completed look.
To add to the masculine feel of the card, I added a designer paper and coordinating paper in tones of blue--not necessarily colors I'm drawn too, but I think all together, it works.
A few star sequins and some piercing, complete the whole thing!
So, go ahead.......try a boy card! Someone in your life needs a paper hug!
Don't forget to be awesome!