What a perfect combination, the cute and sweet Lawn Fawn stamps and May Arts Faux Linen Ribbon! There are so many different projects you could make with the two, but today I wanted to showcase stamping on ribbon, with a few tips and tricks.
May Arts currently offers eleven different colors of the 1.5 inch wide faux linen ribbon, so you can choose your color based on the Lawn Fawn images in the stamp set of your choice. My choices included the beautiful aqua, pink and olive ribbon and Lawn Fawn’s Flutter By Stamp Set. To complete the project, you will also need some watermark ink, black embossing powder and markers.
To start, stamp your images with the watermark ink onto the wide ribbon. The fibrous nature of the ribbon is great for stamping, as it holds the ink and doesn’t wipe off. Sprinkle the embossing powder over the images and shake off the excess powder. Here’s a tip: if you are working with light ribbon and dark embossing powder as I have, grab both ends of the ribbon and pull taut a couple of times to snap off the excess embossing powder. Here’s one more tip: use a dry paintbrush to wipe away excess powder. Next, heat the powder. The powder does not end up shiny or raised as it would on paper, but it does leave a saturated, crisp image. Finally, color the images with markers, being careful to not go right to the edge of the image to allow for a slight bleed. The embossing powder does a great job preventing bleeds. After I stamped the ribbon, I attached each of the lengths to a dry embossed panel and then to a card base. I stamped a sentiment from various Lawn Fawn sets in a banner format to complete each card.
So here are my final projects!
And you can even do a masculine version as well. Here’s a card with the olive ribbon.
I hope you were inspired to try customizing your linen ribbon as well!
Blog post by: Karen Baker
Winner & a New Giveaway
First, the winner of a Lawn Fawn Stamp Set for Day 3! Congratulations to:
I left a note on Lawn Fawn's page saying you sent me.
The winner for 1 spool of ribbon is:
Ladies, email me at Bethney@mayarts.com with your shipping address to claim your prize!
**all winners have 2 weeks to claim their prize**
**when emailing, please note which giveaway/prize you are claiming**
And for the Day 4 giveaway, the prize up for grabs is Lawn Fawn's Petite Paper Pack:
All you have to do is comment on any post today! Tomorrow I will announce a winner and a new prize pack to give away!
And be sure to stop on by the Lawn Fawn blog to win some M/A Ribbon!
Happy hopping & good luck to all!
The Ribbon Lady