Cards for men are always a challenge for us cardmakers. I know I have boxes full of pretty, floral, pink and feminine looking cards, but I could probably put all my manly cards in one hand! For today's sketch challenge I went for the wild look and masked out a forest scene featuring all the new animals from the last MFT release. I used a sheet of Basic Grey 6x6 paper from the Archaic pad for the main image. I started with my moose first, and stamped him then created a mask to cover him up. Then came the wolf, the bear and lastly the raccoon. The trees were stamped with Olive and Artichoke ink in the background. Once all my images were stamped I colored them in with Copic Markers in various shades of grey and brown.
The front panel was scored 1/2" from the top and adhered to the card base with Scor-tape, then large eyelets were set to thread the linen through. I didn't have a brown linen, it was a little rusty looking, so I colored it with copic markers to make it darker.
The inside of the card has a layer of the same green Basic Grey paper used for the main image with a trail sign saying "Happy B-Day". Nice and simple for a guy!
Let me know what you think!