Here are a couple of cards that I made for Father's day.I used a chipboard star and covered it with real red prints paper. I don't use chipboard a lot but I do like the look of it. I stamped DAD using school house serif and cut out the letters. To add a little more texture I covered the letters with crystal effects to give it a smooth glossy texture.
This card is one we will be making at the "It's raining men" class. The image is colored using our stampin' pastels.
I still struggle with "man" cards. But I'm making myself make more of them so they become more natural. I just instinctively go for ribbon and flowers.