Here is one of my creations that I entered in the Atherton Show on Friday - I was hardpressed to be creative and left my run until the very last moment.
I thought that there would be lots of pretty entries featuring flowers and lovely feminine images so decided to go with something a little different.
This card is 6" x 6" and is made using Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla cardstock. The Designer Series Papers are both retired ones. . . Nautical Expedition and Newsprint. I have daubed and distressed the card and papers and layered them as much as I could - the daubing ink is Early Espresso.
I think that masculine cards need texture, weight and distressing in order to have a "manly" impact. I hope that this has captured the feel properly.