I love these cheeky looking monkeys ('Birthday Monkeys' by Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie)...they're just perfect for boy's birthday cards. I watercoloured them to match the fab stripey paper (from the 'Offbeat' pad by BasicGrey)...adding some Glossy Accents to the balloons. I used my Cuttlebug 'Stars' folder to emboss the panel behind the image, and added a little star cut using a Nestie die. The sentiment is from the 'Critter Party' set by Penny Black.
I followed the sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp...although I did stick the embossed panel on tilting the wrong way...but I'd pressed it down before I realised...and then it was too late to try and unstick it! lol
I'm also going to enter this card into a few other challenges: PaperPlay 'Card for a child or teenager'; Paper Sundaes 'Birthdays'; Stamp with Fun 'Birthdays'; and Stamptacular Sunday 'Stars & Stripes'.