In any event... I found a couple challenges today to help me turn my idea into a card that he will really enjoy. My card layout is from the sketch by Kylie at Addicted to Stamps - Sketch Challenge #1. Even though she calls it "a bit unconventional", I liked it the minute I saw it and have several other ideas for what I could do with this sketch (see below).
The colors for this card were inspired by the Dynamic Duos Challenge #13 - Monochromatic (Early Espresso and Crumb Cake) - so perfect for a masculine card, I think, and I also used the Tic Tac Toe board from The Paper Players Challenge #106 (see below).
I'm pretty sure you can figure out two of the items I used for this card (hint... it's the column on the right). The favorite color is not mine - I like deep pink, but my dad doesn't - lol, so I used my favorite colour to used for masculine cards - dark brown - which is also so conveniently one of the colors for the Dynamic Duos challenge this time ;o) I don't really know what my Dad's favorite color is - he has never said but I know he likes to buy black cars and green tractors. The punches I used on this card are the curly label and a retired gear punch (both from SU). I punched the small gears out and then spritzed them with brown to create a rusted look.
I sponged around all the edges with Espresso ink to age everything a bit (since Old Guys Rule) to match the style (era) of the truck and the age of the recipient (don't you dare tell him I said so - lol!). Here's a pic of the inside too (the sentiment is from a Fiskars clear set):
Hope you like today's card and thanks again for stopping in to visit. Til next time - Hugs!!