What did we do before distress ink? ;-)
Here I've tried blending some colours together to give a more masculine feel,
but without resorting to blue!
I attached some Stick It to black card before die-cutting my letters, to make them easier to attach to my background.
Then I simply stamped a sentiment and popped it up with foam tape.
Distress Inks - Mustard Seed / Ripe Persimmon / Fired Brick
MFT - Stitched Scallop Edge Rectangle and Stitched Alphas
Mama Elephant - Labeled Messages