Supplies: stamps from Flourishes - pinwheels & popsicles; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Markers; rhinestone strips from Dollarama; paper piercer, black embroidery thread; yellow sparkle fabric paint from Tulip
I've coloured all the lanterns twice - once on the card panel, and once on another sheet. I then cut then out, rolled each one around a pencil, and attached with a thin piece of foam tape in the middle. This lets the lanterns have a rounded appearance (I really did squeal when I attached them - it worked just like I'd hoped!). This is my paper-pieced section - I hope it still counts.
For texture, I've stitched along the 'wire' lines of the stamp, used foam tape to pop up the lanterns, added rhinestones; and painted around the lanterns with textured dimensional fabric paint. I love how the yellow glitter gives the same soft glow as lantern light!
The 'birthday' challenge is pretty clear, I think.