I found this awesome sketch at retro sketches for his card. I just LOVE their sketches and have to play each week. I get so mad at myself when I miss one of their challenges! :)
I just love that cut-out and will definitely use that idea again! It works great with Framelits, especially now that I have the amazing Magnetic Platform, which will hopefully be available to order again soon. I chose to use the Circle Framelits. I think it would also look cool with the Floral Frames Framelits, but that was a bit too feminine for my sweetie's card. :)
I used the Season of Style DSP stack here. I love it because the colors are great for Christmas, but the patterns can be used for any time of year! I think they are very masculine. I grunged mine up with my favorite...you guessed it, Gorgeous Grunge. :) I stamped the anchor on the back-side of my leftover dsp, which is large white polka dots on a Crumb Cake background, and fussy cut it out. Don't you just love that big sentiment too?! I am not much on tiny sentiments, and this one is just perfect for a masculine card in my opinion!
Stamp Sets: The Open Sea, Sassy Salutations, Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Tools: Circles Framelits
Accessories: Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Dimensionals