Enough rambling - here is the card I designed for the challenge. I had to catch my self from tying a bow in the thread used on the side. I also tried to keep from having clean cut lines with the apples. The rough torn look just looks more masculine to me. This is just a first pass with trying to get into the masculine card grove.
Stamps: SU For Father
Paper: SU Kraft, Aways Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Manchester DSP
Ink: Palette Burnt Sienna
Accessories: SU Linen Thread and Copic markers