Now I don't know about you, but I find "masculine" cards hard to do. I find it surprising how many stamp companies have images for everything BUT masculine --- there are a few sports (mainly golf and soccer), photography, tool (hammers, saws, etc.) and drink (beer and wine) images out there, but these don't HAVE to be strictly for the men in our lives in the days of (hoped-for) gender equality. So It generally comes down to color (grunge and industrial works) for me, with images being a little less specific.
For this card, I started with a background. I stamped a series of concentric circles in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then sprinkled on three of the grungier, more metallic Lindy's Gang Magicals and spritzed with water, blotting, re-wetting, drying and repeating until I got the coverage I was looking for (more or less). I rubbed the embossed images as clean as I could (Magicals do tend to stick to embossing powder - and my finger nails - if you load them on too heavy, I find).
It needed a little something though so I added some frosted crystals to the centers of the three largest circles:
- Stamps: Max Latimer “circles” (cover stamp, Craft Stamper Magazine, June 2018); Stampers Anonymous “Mini Purely Random” (CSS27848)
- Inks: Versamark; Lindys Gang Shaker Magicals “Bratwurst Brown”, Cowabunga Copper” and Back Forest Black”; Fude Ball 1.5 “black”; Archival “Jet Black”
- Embossing Powders: Top Boss “white”
- Papers: The Paper Studio “white” (225359)
- Embellishments: Idea-ology “Small Talk - Occasions” (TH93245); Prima “Say It In Crystals” (584788)
I'm also entering this in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, May 30, 2018: Anything Goes.