That's what card swaps are good for....things that you find hard :-) So I signed up for a card swap and came up with one idea that I made a bunch of:
The stamp used is a Gina K one called Tree Silhouettes. I loved this set from the first time I saw a card with it in a gallery at SCS--when I look out my kitchen window I see trees like this and they are just so beautiful, and this artist rendering of the tree is really good. I sponged the centre area with sahara sand ink (having masked the circle) and then keeping the mask on stamped the trees with mellow moss. The background is mellow moss paper embossed with my Cuttlebug and the mat is sahara sand. To liven it up and keep it masculine I used black ribbon and brads.
So what do you think, will the men who receive these cards like them?