The image is by Docrafts and is called Wellington Bear and comes in a diecut papertole sheet (or decoupage as it is called in the UK) and I thought he was just perfect for a masculine card. I layered him up using dimensionals.
The designer paper has been in my stash for ages and is by Basic Grey - Granola. The navy blue button is also by Basic Grey from their Granola set. I sewed the button holes with some string.
The textured ribbon comes on a roll and is by Birch Haberdashery and has the rather odd name of Pizza Box - My Best Friend. I added some Fray Stop to the ends as it does tend to fray alot after cutting. I thought I would do something a bit different with my ribbon as you can see inspired by what I have seen around SCS and blogland. Usually I just tie a bow or a knot so I am breaking out of my comfort-zone LOL!!
I used a Fiskars Threading Water punch for the bottom panel then added a line above it using my Scor-Pal so I had an edge to butt my dp up against (it's easier for me to get it straight that way). Not sure if you can see, but I ran the navy blue cs through my Cuttlebug using my Crafts Too dots ef.
I thought about adding a sentiment but couldn't really figure out where or what shape - and in the end, decided to leave it off. I guess I figured that having the writing on the book that Wellington Bear is holding really said it all.
I am sure you could use the same image for a masculine birthday and probably a number of other occasions.