The 365 Cards Day 248 challenge is "half and half" - do the sentiment half on the outside, and half on the inside. (I took that generally, not exactly half.) This sentiment is in two parts, but I also did an inside sentiment to complete the card.
The dry embossed background was done with a 5x7 Cuttlebug folder. The gears and clock parts reminded me of "time" and that fits for birthdays with lots of candles. The image was colored with Copic Markers, cut with a Spellbinder's classic oval Nestability, and then the edges were distressed with Wild Honey and Tea Dye Distress Inks.