I like to make cards for the men in my life or for men I know by incorporating their likes, or favorite colors etc. Today I posted a card I made a card for my FIL who loves pocket watches and gave one to my hubby, so I made him this card:
Winnie's Inky Fingers: Happy 87th Birthday, Cal!
I made this for a man who built a house for his sister and she wanted a personalized card for him
Winnie's Inky Fingers: Not Bob, But Lee The Builder
I made this for my brother (I forgot his birthday..ugh..)
Winnie's Inky Fingers: Well, I'll Be Dammed!
Here is one for a baby boy
Winnie's Inky Fingers: Welcome, Eli Patrick!
For my football loving dad's birthday
Winnie's Inky Fingers: God, Family, Country and The Pittsburgh Steelers
I hope this helps. Some other themes I use are: tools, other sports, fishing, lighthouses, nautical, nature themes like trees etc. I use a lot of earthtones, sometime sheet metal etc.