Ellen Hutson is running an Essentials by Ellen Mix it Up Challenge for January -- use an Essentials by Ellen and a My Favorite Things item in one card. So I combined the images from Essentials by Ellen Wish Big with a sentiment from Pretty Poppies by My Favorite Things.
This turned out exactly as I had hoped (how often does that happen?). Started by speckling the card with watercolor paints (Kuretake Gansai Tambi). Stamped the candles and birthday hat and colored with Tombow markers. Added the sentiment, which is popped up with dimensional foam and hightlighted with Little B washi tape.