Like many paper crafters, I strunggle to make cards suitable for males, when you add to that the pressure of creating for a close family member and the need to get the card in the post, my stress levels get high. This was the situation I was in this morning, resulting in this clean looking card using Lavinia Stamps.
I used the Lavinia "Circle mask" blending four colours of elements inks (Sundance, Russet Orange, Paprika and Graphite) to create the central coloured image
I stamped the small Lavinia dragon called "Mideela" and the sentiment from the "Welsh Words" stamp set in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink. I added small dots of a gold shimmer gel pen to areas of the card too.