Couldn't you just snuggle up and give him a hug.
I tried to keep the colour matching with card and papers to the Promarker colours I used.
Lots of layering to mount the image a pretty paper from Stampin Up and ribbon to finish.
Attention to detail...
I added shadows in a shade darker pens to areas that needed it.
If you click on the image it will enlarge and give you a better view of this.