Birthday Sparkles

I love inking up my stamps with various colors.  I first ink my stamp with the lightest color and then add the darker color.  As long as you start with the lightest color, you should have no worries about mixing the ink on your ink pad.  If you fear ruining your ink pads, you could always sponge on multi ink colors instead of inking directly with your ink pad.  My card is created based on the Be Square Sketch Challenge at Sunday Stamps.  My card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2".

I combined it with The Paper Players TicTacToe Challenge-

I went with the top row across (die cut, banner, birthday) though I could also do the diagonal of  blue, enamel dots and birthday.

All supplies by Close To My Heart except where noted:
B1537 Birthday Sparkles
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5967 Pacifica Cardstock
Z2892 Pacifica Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Birthday Wishes Paper Pack by Echo Park
Enamel Dots by Echo Park
Red Ribbon-Unknown
Square Dies-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon-Anything Goes w/Ribbon
Seize the Birthday-Anything Birthday Goes w/tie it on topping

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  1. Allisa your dotty birthday card and ombre sentiment are delightful. Thanks for joining us for TicTacToe over at The Paper Players this week!

  2. What a cute card! The colors are just perfect for a happy birthday and I love the row of candles. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  3. So cute! Such a fun Birthday card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  4. Hi, Allisa:
    This is so cute. I can't thank you enough for stopping by to share with us. I hope you will join us again soon. We also have a fun Blog Hop on the 13th (every month) where one person wins the Ribbon Club Assortment. Come, play along!
    Karen L
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  5. This is a perfect fun and festive birthday card. I really love the candle strip in the background. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps.

  6. This is such a bright and cheerful card! Love all the great little details. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  7. This is a sweet card and a great addition to our challenge. Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. HUggs from Ginny at Polly's Paper

  8. So cute, sweet, bright and vibrant! I love it! The thin red ribbon tied around your card is perfect! Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes with Ribbon/Trim themed challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog!!! Hope to see you again soon!


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