So here is the man card as requested for his friend...
I embossed the black background with the Sizzix yummy stripe texture plate. Paper is Kaisercraft, the cog is a punch from Stampin'up. Roughed up the edges and inked with Tim Holtz old paper ink. Inked with black around the edges of the Happy Birthday.
I am going to enter this card into the following challenges
Here come the boys Metal or embossing
Make it Monday Anything goes
Have a great day