I'm sharing with you today a card I made for my husband's nephew last month. The birthday boy, who turned 17 (am I stating the obvious?) is a soccer fan. I created a soccer ball embellishment by running some Whisper White card through my Big Shot, with the Hexagon Hive die. I adhered the cut-out hexagons to a piece of Basic Black card, then used a 2" Circle punch to make the ball.
My original intention with this card was to have an ombre look, with the triangles stamped in black, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate. My Basic Gray inkpad didn't stamp nicely, so I've covered up that middle section with some washi tape stuck on Whisper White card. It adds just the right amount of colour I wanted, so it worked out for the best in the end! (The black and white washi tape is now retired, but the Tangelo Twist spotty washi tape is current.)
Don't you just love the size of the sentiment? This was my first time using the Happy Birthday, Everyone stamp set, and I am in love! The set can only be earned for free, with Stampin' Rewards with a qualifying order. All other current products I have used are listed below, and may be purchased from my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images.
Make sure you check out the rest of the Design Team's card samples, to give you inspiration for making masculine cards. We'd love for you to link up your own creation on the Just Add Ink blog, too!