I can't help but think of "stamping off" when I think monochrome - such a great way to get different shades of the same color! What could I do this way that would be masculine enough? Mountain Air to the rescue! I decided a lovely receding landscape of manly pine trees would be just the thing, and I did it all up in Shaded Spruce to go along, lol. In the end, I added one of the gorgeous fancy die-cut trees along the left edge, too - so pretty, and NOT fussy!
Mountain Air & Best Year Stamp Sets; Basic White & Shaded Spruce CS; Shaded Spruce Inks; Majestic Mountain Dies; #C4G270.