It was a challenge for me to make "manly" cards. These cards are the last of the 15 I made for a customer. It was a lot of fun and I felt myself getting out of my creative "box". She gave me some paper to use.
I'll talk more about this card later. But for now: Do you see that cardboard type paper that is toward the bottom? I tore that and put it under the strip of paper. I see a lot of ideas using that kind of paper (even digital).
It looks like there's a shadow on the left side of the card, but that's actually the paper. This was my first time using Stampin' Up!'s Groovy Guava paper and ink. (Yes, this is kind of girly too...sigh).