February 13, 2018


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 HEREHERE (it's towards the end of the post), HEREHEREHEREHERE, 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!



  1. Oh that is just the cutest little panda! My middle son LOVES pandas so this card makes me extra smiley. Pinned.

  2. He is adorable! :) How long does it take you to do this technique? You did a great job! :) What did your Grandkids think?

    1. The technique is really quick and easy -- about 2 minutes? Check the post links I included in this post to get all the particulars on how to do it. (I didn't hear from my grandchildren as to whether they liked the cards or not. Their moms did though!)

  3. I've never heard of the Faux Silk Technique? I'll check it out. Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy!

  4. This is so cute, I love the way you've used the tissue paper, it looks great.