I always get stuck on cards for guys. I - being a girl - am drawn towards the more feminine colors and patterns. But, when making a handmade card for a gentleman, pink paper and frilly ribbon won't cut it.
This card is for my brother-in-law, who is the quintessential guy. I knew I was pushing it just by giving him a handmade card. So this one had to be less girly and more appealing to the manly man that he (thinks he) is.
I started with a boy blue background, some chocolate brown ribbon to bring out the chocolate in the ice cream cone, and matted it on neutral colors and a simple pattern. The cone was hand cut and embossed using a friend's CuttleBug.
The scoops were made by first punching a scalloped circle out of each of the colors for Neapolitan ice cream. Then, cut them in half to look like the half circle of a scoop.
Happy birthday Mark!