I found a Silhouette image from Sarah Bailey entitled Candles and thought it could make a great masculine card. Of course most the cards I make for men can also be used for female cards as well.
I cut the base of the candles and the flames from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock. The patterned fronts of the candles were cut from scraps of cardstock. They were then adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte. For the center of the flames Copic Markers YR24 and YR18 were applied to make them look deeper and brighter in hue. 3M ½” foam tape was added to the back of each candle to add dimension.
To give the candles something to stand on I used the Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy die and partially cut it so that I could create a small strip of gold cardstock at the top. Thin strips of 3M ½” Foam Tape were added to the back so that it would have the same dimension as the candles.
A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock. Before adhering the sentiment die, the secondary sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder. The backing paper was removed from the foam tape and sentiment and candles were adhered to the card front and the card was done.