a great way to get inspiration is to participate in a card swap nothing like making a card for a purpose and then swapping them and then getting more that are similar to get the old mojo going. each month i participate in a card swap with some mummy friends of mine over at essential baby each month sally gives us a challenge to do this month was quite tricky and i have to say i failed epically at it lol but i do have 6 cards to swap that are easel cards why i didnot follow therules i don't know i think i got an idea in my head and just went with it...silly moo that i am!
anyways here is my take on the masculine card i went hunting on the www for retro clip art (decided to do something a little different than stamping) and found this little gem teamed with some awfully plaid paper and retro man card here we come ...i think.... it does need more embellishments maybe a jumbo brad or something but my deadline had come so maybe next time i'll have more of a play
my second swap is also an easel card this time i used the bird punch from stampin up it is such a great punch check out what valita does with it hope my swapees like what they are getting! cheers ears!