I have to be honest. This week my card started with the Bigz Die from Tim Holtz's collection. I just received it in the mail yesterday and when I was looking at the challenge colors, they fell right into place with the die images. Using that die and the challenge colors, a masculine card seemed to emerge. On the blue background I used a texture fade. I'm not sure why it appealed to me with this card, but it did. I used the sanded core'dinations technique to bring out the detail. The stamps are from Club Scrap and the shield and banner were cut from grungeboard..