Making cards for men can be tricky. You have to think of manly colors, themes and no flowers. For me that is usually hard. (I love flowers). So when I saw the world map stamp in the annual catalog, I knew that I could come up with some cool manly cards using it.
I started with a base card of Always Artichoke. I then took a piece of scrap natural and covered it with gesso (canvas primer). Once dried I stamped the world map image in black stazon. I then used crumb cake, soft suede, chocolate chip and always artichoke to smudge the surface to create an old map look. I tore the edges and then used a lighter to burn them.
I stamped the True North for the Hello Sailor stamp set on a scrap of natural and smudged too.
The happy birthday was stamped in black stazon direct on the card base.
I created this at church on Saturday, and my Pastor said he wanted it for his birthday, so it passes the man seal of approval!