Boy oh Boy, I find male cards so hard to do! I think it is because I can't use all my usual bits and bobs like buttons, flowers, lace, scallops etc etc to embellish a male card.
I just keep these simple now and I use this method:
not overly cluttered
boy type image which is not overly complicated on the colouring
a non slushy sentiment
Well it works for me :O) ... here is the card...
Using: Boy O Boy Papers
Digi Stamp Boutique Image
Sentiment on PC
1 year ago