Probably the hardest thing about cards for men is adding an embellishment. I have several jewelry bead organizers I use just for metal type embellishments. Metal is inevitably thought of as manly, isn't it ! You have a few metal things around your craft space - sort them separately and you will find you already have some good stuff.
Metal keys, buttons, brads, beads, and jewelry findings take up this space.
Tim Holtz buys are a natural.
A broken watch, and game pieces fit right in. The dominos are threaded for use as beads - or you can attach them with glue.
If all else fails, hit the garage for these goodies. Several of these would make a great stop on an easel card. Note I added a little bit of script (from the Kraft Outlet's dictionary pages) to the washer. The little green clamp was less than 50 cents. The screws you see here are actually brads !
Here are a tag and a card with tag showing how I used some of these in practice.
Note the wire and metal beads at the top. This was for a steampunk challenge, but works for a man too.
I hope you have enjoyed this series on Cards for Men, and picked up a few tips ! Next month I will be back with a tutorial on making a light box for your photos out of almost nothing. Have a great week !!