It is always hard to make those masculine cards. I love the pinks and yellows and girly flower stamps...so wrapping my brain around man cards is tough. I bought this stamp quite a while ago, and I may have used it once before. I though it would make a great card for my Dad. A bit of nostalgia with the swing.
I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo black, and inked up the background very lightly with distress inks. Then the tree was colored with copic markers to make the scene fall-ish. I stamped the card base with some distress ink and a Stampers Anonomous wood grained stamp to add some texture to the card base.The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped in Memento as well and comes from Simon Says Stamp.