Cards for girls are easier. They can be pink, and full of ribbons or bows. They can sparkle and shine. But the challenge of making cards for my father and father-in-law limited my paper selections and made me thinking of new ways to add layers and still preserve the manly factor.
The tie came naturally (not another tie!), and I added details by selecting a paper that was geometric (cannot go wrong for that manly feel) and blocks of color that complimented the tie and paper. I found these tags that matched the stripes on the tie, and just added a little yarn for some dimension. I really like this pair, and hope that our dads do too!