Here's a card I made for my Father-In-Law. I always struggle making cards for men (why don't they like pink and flowers??). After looking through my stamp sets I once again pulled out my trusty Lovely As A Tree set. How great is this set for masculine cards?
The base of the card is Kraft card stock (retired) which I've stamped the leaves onto with Chocolate Chip ink. I used my Big Shot and the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies to create the letters for DAD from Chocolate Chip card stock. I added Crystal Effects over the top of the letters to give them a glossy finish (after I assembled the card).
I cut a square of Chocolate Chip and Soft Suede card stock and layered on top of each other. I added some twine to create the squares and button embellishments (not all Stampin' Up!). I also used one of the leaves from Leaves #2 Originals Die for the Old Olive leaf - I scratched the leaf's veins into the card stock with my paper piercer and then sponged with Soft Suede ink.
Overall, I was very happy with the card. Happy Birthday Kev!!