Operation Write Home is always in need of masculine cards. Since I am not a girly girl, these are a little easier for me than some of their other challenges.
When I make cards, I often make more than one of a particular style. I see the cards improving with each version.
So, here is the evolution of a masculine card. Inside of all of the cards is the sentiment, "Thought you could use a little pickup".
I started with this one:
OK, but I think the truck is a little too big. The black background paper was dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and lightly distressed, and accented with the larger silver brads.
Better, but the ribbon blended in too much. Don't like the smaller brads, either.
Striped paper from Cloud 9, blue solid ribbon is SU, brown and blue ribbon from Adornments. Stamp is SU Loads of Love.