For my card, I used a plain cream base card (A4 folded to A5). I chose a piece of A5 brown card as my base layer and then rescued some of my scrap paper – this sun ray pattern is easily achieved with smallish rectangles of paper, cut in half diagonally and then stuck down on the top half of a backing sheet to form the “rays”. When you have created the rays, it is a simple matter to trim it to size at the top and sides.
For the bottom of the card, I used a strip of cream card cut with a border punch that was also layered onto the brown card, and which had the sentiment stamped into the right hand corner.
My topper was a borrowed stamp, so I am now not sure who made it (but it may well have been Woodware) that was stamped onto cream card with brown ink and then distressed with brown around the edge before being layered onto the same brown card as my base layer.
So there you have it – a really nice man’s card with very little outlay.