My cousin in England can nap anywhere, anytime so I thought using MFT Fred Bear Catches Some Zzz's was the perfect image for him. It may seem like an odd choice for a birthday card but he loves to nap - what better gift than to be able to nap on your birthday! It's my first time using a Fred image. The colouring scared me a bit but I followed Karen's card here and I'm happy with it.
Fred is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with copics (E21, E23, E25, E27, N4, N6). For Fred's body, I made tiny dots starting with my lightest colour and then added more with each darker colour. The pattern paper is Basic Gray Life of the Party - which is funny because Fred seems to be sleeping through this party! I cut two strips of grass from felt using MFT Fresh Cut Grass Die-namic and layered Fred in between. I paper pieced his pillow and the Zzz's in the bubble are from MFT Say What Die-namic. The sketch is SC357. I kept it pretty simple with no embellishments to make it "Canada Post friendly".
Happy Birthday Cousin Philip! Your card is in the mail - honest! :)