I found a challenge that is perfect for his birthday. The one layer challenge from SUO challenge is right up his alley. No fuss, just all the right elements.
I looked through my stamps and found the Send Me Soaring stamp set. I took half a sheet of
Whisper White cardstock and ran it through the Cloudy Day embossing folder. In hindsight, I should have done this last not first, but it all worked out. I intentionally positioned the paper to not emboss the entire page. I sponged the clouds with Soft Sky ink and the bottom with Old Olive. The kites are in Island Indigo and Crushed Curry. The tails are Real Red and the strings are Basic Grey. The sentiment is from the Express Yourself stamp set, also in Basic Grey.
Thanks for looking!