Want to make a card that makes a bold statement? Try this one! All it takes is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, a few Stampin' Blends markers in your choice of colors, and a few minutes of your time. It's very easy to get the ombre effect with the Blends, just make sure your cardstock is well saturated with your first color (I always start with the lightest color), then begin the second color overlapping the first one. You may need to blend a little more with the first color to eliminate the line between the two.
Continue adding new colors, overlapping each one and blending to make the transition between each color as smooth as possible. Once it's finished, let it dry (this only takes a few minutes), and the use the Happy Birthday Thinlits die to cut it out. I added a fussy cut hat and balloon from Bird Banter and adhered it all on a Tutti-Frutti card front that was cut down to leave a border. Simple, yet it certainly gets the message across!