I had to make a mans card and I was inspired by friend Nikki who loves inky stuff, I'm never happy when I go inky but this card didn't turn out too bad.
First I used the world map from Stampin Up, added a bit of colour to land and sea, also added a couple of small coffee stains and as you can see I torn round the edges so I could ink round.
I them made my life saver using a wood grain stain again from stamping up but I also cut out a frame with plain card too, cut out a top and bottom and stuck on the woodgrain frame then added string.
I think the boat came from Open Sea stamps from Stamping Up, the birds are Simon Says Stamp Cloud Skies
Now was the time to put it together with the map, decided to add a bit of a colour border trying to tear match didn't work quite as well as I like but I think I got away with it. I used the woodgrain stamp again for the main front of the card for my map and main image to be stuck to.
Added more string for a border and cut out a memory box anchor attached it to the life saver, LOTV sentiment with stampin up punches and a reasonable mans card done.
Now they card has reached its destination and past my BIL birthday I can now press the publish button.