I was playing around making backgrounds using a technique I saw online. It involved smooshing distress oxide inks onto photograph paper. After a fab fun session I ended up with very inky fingers and lots of backgrounds. A few of them looked a little grungy and lent themselves to masculine makes. I embossed them with embossing folders and then applied gilding wax to accent the embossed detail. I then added silhouette die cuts which I heat embossed for added dimension and hey presto, two cool masculine cards.