I got the idea to use the Motorcycle with this card when I was trying my first attempt at this week's challenge over at Stampin' Royalty.
I used a very light gray as a base coat. I then layered on Basic Black. On this card, I left the black alone. I used SU's circle brads. I cut out my Motorcycle in an oval from Natural White and put it on a bigger black oval. I cut open (well.... my husband cut open) an Arizona tea can and I ran the aluminum through my cuttlebug with this embossing plate for a very manly look! (Seriously... how cool is that?!? It's totally green and it looks so cool!) To go with the sketch more, I added a circle of natural white with the message "enjoy the journey" from the It's the Thought set stamped in Cherry Cobbler to add a little bit of color.
On this one, I used a really cool rough brick wall embossing plate to emboss my black layer that's underneath. Then I used my platinum all purpose ink from SU (which is really messy- FYI) and a sponge and inked up the embossed background to bring out the pattern a bit more. Instead of brads at the bottom like the sketch, I used my "screw" brads in the four corners on my aluminum embossed panel. Then I used my 1" and 3/4" punches and punched more aluminum (bonus: the can sharpens the punches!). On the 1" circle, I used my stazon to stamp Happy Birthday from the Vintage Labels set and added a mini black brad. I popped that up with pop dots and put the second 3/4" circle under that one a bit
This one is also very similar. This time I embossed the black with an embossing folder that has rough edged lines (all the rough backgrounds just struck me as very manly). On this one, I added 3 square silver brads that I've had forever and never used. Then I punched a 1" circle and used a set of rub-ons that I've also had forever. I put "Treasure" on this one.
The insides of all three are empty. Nothing fancy inside for dudes. These cards are all man (and I think my mojo's back!)
Thanks for looking...