I made this card for the current Essentials by Ellen Mix it Up Challenge with MFT Stamps.
When I made this card a while ago, I tried to include the Baker lady but I noticed that she was a bit bigger than the other two Leading Ladies (Photo and Cozy).
Let's stop there. I think these ladies need names. Baker Betty, Photo Phoebe and Cozy Cathy.
Anway, I knew that Betty would work better in a scene where she was in front of the others and I made a note to come back and make this fun birthday card.
I started by creating masks. One for Betty and her cake and several for each of Cathy and Phoebe.
To make Betty stand out, I stamped her and her cake in black before masking her. I then stamped a whole crowd of Phoebe and Cathy in grey, which makes them look like they are in the background. When I removed all the masks, I coloured Betty boldly with Copics, and gave the crowd a light dusting of colour, just on their faces.
I finished by masking the balloons and the top ladies before blending some Peacock Feathers distress ink on the top of the panel.