Here's the redo...
Much happier with the result starting with the fact that I used PTI Soft Stone paper, instead of white. It is a one layer card; masking the borders, sponging and masking each color layer.
Using Wplus9 Guiding Light stamp set, I stamped the shadowed scene with Stazon Black ink. The sentiment is from SU So Happy For You.
This project makes me realize how my card making has changed over a few years, with techniques and stamp choices. Good way for me to begin, dusting off the old... making it fresh... giving it a new look!