Thursday, May 6, 2010

How to hand stamp ribbon!! FREE TUTORIAL

I discovered hand stamped ribbons on Etsy from some fabulous little shop such as A Little Scrappy and Little Laura Stitches. If you don't want to purchase all of the stuff to do this then buy these precious ribbons!

I wanted to learn how to do this myself since I absolutely loved the hand stamped look and use it on everything! See the Duchesse Vaya Couture Bib Necklace pattern sample above. I used hand stamped ribbons I made myself on the Juliette flower and a Starlet as well.

Here is what you need:

*Stamps (I used French Mail set go here to see and i also used this gorgeous chandelier stamp)
I found at Archivers Scrapbook store in Cedar Park but can be purchased here online. )
*Ribbons or fabric scraps cut on the bias (rayon bias tape works fabulous but I was completely
out of stock in my stash after all of the bib necklaces!)
*Versacraft ink pad for fabric- I found here at

Step 1: Mount your acrylic stamps onto the acrylic block (purchased separately from the stamps here) or take your wood mounted stamps and dip your stamps in your ink and stamp away!

Step 2: Let dry!

Step 3: Embellish at will! I have used these ribbons on my Duchesse Vaya Couture Bib Necklace,
Lyla Rose Vintage Luxe headbands, wrapping packages, and seriously everywhere I can think!

Here are some more ideas YOU could use hand stamped ribbon for:
*tie around a pillow for embellishment
*straps on a summer sundress for your baby girl
*scrapbook hang tags
*make a statement sash/belt with hand stamped ribbons
*make custom made ribbons for a new mom with baby's birthdate and weight so she could
attach to announcements or decorate baby's scrapbook/memory book
*perfect for bridal invitations if you are a DIY bride, for wrapping a wedding gift, for your bridesmaids on some really fabulous silk hand dyed ribbons or vintage silk ribbon finds
*have more ideas?
Leave a comment!


Anonymous said...

Love those! I'm looking at these personalized stamps with my shop name on them!

Snazziedrawers said...

OH my gosh! I have Snazzidrawers stamps I bought and use but have never though about using them on ribbons! Fantastic idea! I don't know why I never thought about that!

Anonymous said...

Glad I can throw in a new idea every now and then! :)