This is the card I created for a swap ( my first swap in fact)... and yes I ignored my own advice about keeping things simple! I used Timeless Talk, and the Music Notes Roller Wheel. Gumball Green and Soft Suede ink. Window Frames Framelits and circle punches in 21/2", 13/8", 11/4" and 1". Pool Party cardstock 6x6cm and daffodil yellow 6.5 x 6.5cm. Linen Thead and small silver brads to finish.
It uses the fabulous Epic Day DSP which is very versatile for male cards. This version is a birthday card but it could easily be used for Father's Day.
The embossed piece uses a Soon-to be-released Embossing folder from the Christmas Catalogue,(sneak Peak, Pretty Print EF) it's fantastic. I have used the Crumb Cake cardstock and have swiped the raised surface with the Gumball Green ink pad.
I am always mindful of waste so just wanted to show you how I often economise with cardstock - if you were to take my cards apart you would find the layers are usually punched out from the base pieces before assembly. Just a little trick which also allows me to mostly trim pieces in square or geometric shapes.
This one is slightly different and uses the natural ribbon with the music notes wheel rolled over it in Green. I like the hemp type of webbing tape as the base layer for some rustic texture.
Thanks for looking, Liz