Have you seen the great freebies that are part of this year's Sale-A-Bration? Cute cute cute!
As soon as I saw the adorable set, Party Pandas (page 15 in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure 1 and then check out the newest releases in Sale-A-Bration brochure 2), I knew I had to have it. My grandson, Enzo, was turning one, so a panda would be perfect to party with him on his card. Then, of course, Valentine's Day was coming up.
So, I welcomed this set into my Creation Station with glad and open arms.
I will share a post about Enzo's birthday card with you at another time. However, today I will concentrate on the two Valentines I made for my grandchildren, Stella and Enzo.
After the pandas arrived, I received a package that was wrapped in this heart-y tissue paper. Not really having any definite plans for the kids' Valentines -- other than using the panda -- I thought it would be a great background if I used this tissue paper in the Faux Silk Technique.
If you would like to see other projects I made using the Faux Silk Technique, check HERE, HERE (it's towards the end of the post), HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. Can you tell that I really LOVE this technique?
To do the "Hi" on the placard our panda is holding, I stamped it once again, but this time in Real Red. I also included the "Hi" stamped on it. I then fussy cut it out and slotted it between his hands. Easy.
The Faux Silk Technique is really tough to mess up. Have you ever given it a try? If so, were you pleased with your results? If you haven't attempted this technique, do yourself a favor and give it a whirl! You can also use printed napkins for the technique. The only thing is that, if the napkin you want to use is multi-ply, gently separate just the top printed layer and use that.
Happy Valentine's Day!