Fluffypants, for a first ninny, he looks like you've been making them for years. Makes me want to stroke his hair.
The cards are wonderful. Setting a learning goal, then practicing the technique repeatedly is certainly paying off. Waiting to see what else you do with layering elements.
I've never seen 3-D perler projects. How did you get the sides to stay vertical when they were hot? Were the bowls shaped over a form of some kind?