Here's the sketch. I flipped it portrait style.
I did the little trick of extending the card to provide a flap to write inside by cutting the cardstock to 5-1/2" x 8-1/2, and sliding the long edge over the non-cut side of the Thinlit to score an extra panel.
Then it was time to decorate! The new Lullaby DSP has some patterns that I think work well with masculine cards. To take the bright edge off, I sponged the corners and splattered a little gold here and there.
I used every stamp in the Traveler set! A suitcase, train, ship, book, map, camera, luggage. This is one cool set! I was instantly drawn to it. Sentiment is from Look Up to Father, from the spring mini, only available for a few more days!
Here you can see how the card sprawls. The "dad" stamp is from Family Reunion. And a little background action from Dictionary.
Go take a peek at the other designers' cards for this great sketch challenge at HSS!
Have a blessed and creative day!
Stamps: Traveler (available June 2), Dictionary, Grunge, Look Up to Father (spring 2014 mini)
Ink: Gold Encore, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Lullaby DSP (available June 2), Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla
Embellishments: Natural Chevron Ribbon, Basic Metal Buttons, Linen Thread
Big Shot, other: Circle Card Thinlits, 2-1/2" circle punch