One of the challenges called for a square card and since I got the latest 6 x 6" pads from Elizabeth Craft Designs, that decided my size. I'm using one of the "Wood" sheets which had lots of green (green peeled paint on wood.)
Side folded my dark green textured cardstock. Layered with the Wood paper.
Created an eCut file of very bold text of Happy Birthday repeatedly and cut from white cardstock. Inked up my embossing folder (Spellbinders "Brick/Bark) with Distress "Old Paper" and then some "Crushed Olive", ran through my machine, then hit the high points with more old paper. Adhered to card front
Die cut the "Happy Birthday" Elizabeth Craft Designs; also available on Quietfire Design HERE)from white cardstock, inked with Versafine "Olympia Green" and embossed with a green embossing powder.
Stamped the giraffe (Artful Stamper) onto white cardstock using Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with Emerald Creek Hot Stuff "Oil Rubbed Bronze" embossing powder. Sponged some Old Paper all over and eCut (fussy cut) around it. Adhered to card over ribbon.
eCut the shamrocks (Quietfire Design available on Silhouette onLine store HERE) from white cardstock, inked with the Olympia Green and embossed with the green. Adhered to the giraffe as if he's eating the clover BIG GRIN.
On the inside: adhered a piece of checked scrapbook paper. Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design "The Heart Has Its Reason...") using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.
Stamped the bamboo (Local King Rubber "Panda Bear") using the Olympia Green and embossing with the green.
Stamped the pandas (Local King Rubber "Panda Bear") with the black and embossed with Black embossing powder, eCut (fussy cut) around them and adhered to card.
Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy
And it fits for these challenges:
Cute Daisy May monthly March green + sentiment
Simply Create Too #104 green
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #122 add an animal
Reasonable Ribbon #136 green + ribbon
Craft Your Passion #302 anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs Green
Melon Headz Friends animal
MMM Challenge #228 square card
We Love To Create #5 anything mixed media
Quirky Crafts #3 masculine + ribbon
Dar and Diane green , touch of red