One of the good things about having some time off work is having the time to take part in challenges - I usually have to limit myself to just a few - and when I came across Simon Says Stamp 's challenge - to make something using your favourite technique - I wanted to give it a try.
My favourite technique? I love to take a plain piece of paper or card and paint or stain or treat it so that it becomes something much more interesting. In this case, I've brayered PVA glue over some brown card to make it look like leather, This card is mostly made from bits and pieces left over from other projects.
I sprayed the back of the card with a little water before I embossed it with an embossing folder to make sure I got a good, deep impression, and as you can see, it took the pattern really well. The patterned paper on the card is from Joanna Sheen (the Leonardo Da Vinci paper pad). The sentiment is a digital download from Pink Petticoat. I think this is a good masculine card - how about you?