This card is a "manly" card (but I like it, too). I started by stamping one of the badges from the "Badges and Banners" stamp set in Versamark onto Very Vanilla. Then I sprinkled on some Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder and set the image with my Heat Tool. I did the same with the "No. 1" circle image. I punched these out with the Best Badge and 1-3/8" Circle Punches.
Next, I embossed a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock with the Hexagons Embossing Folder. I love the deep image it makes--and it's reversible, so you can either have the embossed or the debossed side for the top of your card. I used Fast Fuse Adhesive to adhere two 2" by 5" strips of the Urban Underground Specialty DSP to the embossed panel. I find that Fast Fuse is best to use when adhering to embossed card stock. I adhered the badge and the circle to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Delightful Dijon mat and then onto a Basic Black Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise. On the inside of the card, I've adhered a Very Vanilla panel onto which I've stamped a birthday greeting (not shown).
We'll be making this card at my birthday card stamp-a-stack on March 25th. I still have a few spots left, so please contact me if you'd like to join us!