So far I've received positive reviews and comments on the masculine themed cards and the articles that have been published in Scrap & Stamp Arts magazine. I thought I would post a couple more cards here for which I decided to use animals for the masculine image.
The first card uses man's best friend (Flonz) stamped in permanent black ink (Staz-On) on a wooden paper (EK Success). The stamped image was colored with water colors. Before mounting the wooden panel on the card I edged it with brown and sepia ink (Ranger Archival).
The second card started with some star embossed paper I found in a clearance rack (no manufacturer) at my local craft store. I darkened the embossing with brown ink to create some depth. The star patterned paper seemed appropriate for a western theme ... so that's where I took the card. On a piece of parchment paper (The Paper Company) I stamped with a horse theme (Inkadinkado) in brown permanent ink (Staz-on). There are two stamps involved, the first is the rearing horse; which I then masked and over-stamped with the group of horse. I colored the horses using pencil. The stamped image was die cut using the radiant rectangle die (Spellbinders). I cut the frame portion apart to create a flourish detail; which I added at the bottom of the card. Before I adhered anything in place I edged everything with brown ink.
I chose not to put a text on either card that way they can be used for almost any occasion.