This card combines two of my favorite elements in cardmaking - texture and highlighting.
Texture, whether you're using ribbon or pearl stickers - is what turns a flat card into something a little more sculptural. I used some ribbon here to separate the light paper from the dark paper, and it's fun shape gives the idea of grass or a hedge. White Pearl stickers (from Memory Box) were spread around the background to create a little flurry of snow around Bobby Bird. Raised embellishments like this might cost a little more postage, but they make your card look so cool!
I colored in Bobby with copic markers - G24 Willow for the shirt, YG03 Yellow Green and R46 Strong Red for the hat, E53 Raw Silk for the shorts and RV10 Pale Pink for the Rosy Cheeks. I stamped Bobby on a separate piece of white paper and cut out his face, then sponged it with Versamagic Thatched Straw (lightly) and sponged the edges with a little Versamagic Gingerbread ink. Gluing the face onto the body is a good technique when you are stamping the image onto dark paper, but even helps things stand out when you are on light cream paper for the background like this.
Finally, some highlighting. An outline around Bobby Bird really makes things pop - I used B00 Frost Blue. Doesn't it just make things stand out nicely?