Trying something new!

So, in April, our family has one birthday to celebrate (and after March, that is a huge relief)!  It happens to be one of my brothers in law, and it is probably fair to say that our styles are a little bit different. ;)  I thought it might be fun to try something a little bit different for his card, so I did some searching online to see what I could come up with in terms of motorcycle stamps.  I have to say that it was a difficult search. Now, I really do not know anything about motorcycles except that there are two very different styles – so on top of having to find a motorcycle stamp, I had to make sure it looked nothing like a crotch rocket! I did finally find a digi through Stampin’ Up, so I gave it a go!  Here’s what I came up with:

It is a bit glossy, but i managed to steer clear of the glitter! ;)

Coloured a bit with Copics and topped off with Glossy Accents, I think this digi from Stampin' Up worked great for this theme!

I was actually inspired by a weekly sketch challenge over at Two Peas in  A Bucket, but also took the opportunity to get the card done for the weekly challenge at CropChocolate (a masculine themed project with a bit of clear, gloss or transparency).  I HAD to use this Echo Park Times and Season’s Paper simply for the mustache paper – BIL has one just like it – and it was easy to use it to create something that looked like it had been dragged through the dirt (which I think is a good thing ;)).  A bit of Glossy Accents makes the fussy cut stamped image pop, although I did have to fight the urge to cover the whole motorcycle – after all, those usually SHINE!

Well, what do you think?  Anyone know a rough and tumble guy who could help me figure out if it passes the biker test?