I created the background first. I spritzed a large piece of mixed media cs and swiped various Distress stains across it, blending them a bit where the touched. I cut a background piece from the part with lots of blue for sky and added falling snow with embossing paste and a stencil. Then I stamped the Tim Holtz Christmas tree on it. I stamped it again and die cut the tree part and layered it over the one stamped on the background.
The star and ornaments were stamped, coloured, and die cut separately and added over the stamped image.
It's bordered in black and mounted on a cream card base. Here's hoping he'll like it!
I think this card I made the other day for one of the Christmas card challenges on SCS ("relaxation - a cozy cabin, a fireplace, etc.") would work as a masculine card too:
It's stamped on watercolour paper, painted with Peerless watercolours, bordered in black, and mounted on fun foam. I added glitter wherever there was snow. I'm hoping the man I send it too won't mind a bit of sparkle! The sentiment is on the inside - I couldn't figure out a good spot for it on the front of the card.
Hoping to see some ideas for masculine Christmas cards from the rest of you!