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Stamping on Ribbon {winner & a giveaway}


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:

Lauren Anderson
I left a note on Lawn Fawn’s page saying you sent me. 🙂

The winner for 1 spool of ribbon is:

Charity Becker

Ladies, email me at [email protected] 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


  1. AliceW.

    love love that you stamped on the ribbons, Karen! such a fun technique! love your cards, too!

  2. kim h

    this is a really neat idea and pretty to boot!

  3. Holly Elliott

    I love this idea! Its definitely one Im going to use!

  4. Goat Girl

    OMGosh I want to stamp on ribbon now!!!! So cute!

  5. Jennie Bobbins

    the leaves stamped on the green ribbon really make it pop. Great idea!

  6. Tina Michael-Dahlmann

    Beautiful cards!

  7. Joann

    I really love your cards showcasing this stamping on ribbon technique! So clever! I love this idea!!

  8. Maggy Tronche

    Hi!! So beautifulé cards love them! Thanks for sharing and for the tips!!! And thanks a lot for the chance to win this super prize!! Big hugs.. Maggy 🙂

  9. Kathy Miller (@ScrapNDaze)

    Thanks for the inspiration.  TFS and opportunity to win. 

  10. Karin Åkesdotter

    WONDERFUL result!!! The cards are sooo beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Naomi Armenta

    This is a great tip…thanks for sharing!

  12. Maureen

    Never thought to emboss on ribbon, what a lovely effect!  Please enter me in the giveaway and thanks for the chance to win!

  13. doreen

    Great combo of the faux linen ribbon with the pretty stamps. 

  14. KatKat

    Wow! What a great technique! I have never thought of it before 🙂

  15. Becky S.

    I really like stamping on ribbon.  Been doing it for years, especially when I am using fancy ribbon on a present!!  Your cards are awesome.

  16. Barb Prendergast

    I love the way the stamped images look on the ribbon! Thank you for sharing, and for the chance to win the Lawn Fan pad.

  17. Mae

    WOW! I have never seen or heard of this technique & I'm blown away by how well it looks! I have my fingers crossed for an AWESOME paper pad, thanks for a great opportunity. 

  18. JenNeiM

    What an awesome technique! Thanks for the share! =)

  19. Kathy P

    What a wonderful idea you have given us today!  I NEVER thought about stamping on ribbon and then embossing it…..I love the rich, velvety look you have achieved!  Can't wait to try out this technique!

  20. Lee-Ann

    Wow…beautiful stamping on the ribbon…I haven't tried this…looks fab!! Lee-Ann 🙂

  21. Barbara johnson

    Wow!  I've never seen this technique before. It looks great. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for the tutorial. 

  22. Elise C.

    What a great technique! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!!

  23. Leanne S

    Love this technique. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Message Keeper

    This stamp on the ribbon technique is fabulous! Thanks for sharing some insight!

  25. LucyA

    I will certainly try this stamping on ribbon technique!

  26. Cheryl Leong

    Wow!!! This is something unique !!!!! I love the idea from you!!

    cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

  27. rush

    love the cards, especially the last one…so simple and yet so effective.  thank you for sharing.

  28. shartl

    Wow, I LOVE this technique! The linen textured ribbon is gorgeous and I never thought to stamp on ribbon….can't wait to give this a try!

  29. Cynthia B.

    The stamping on this ribbon looks wonderful! Great way to give an extra-special touch to a project.

  30. Becky D

    Congrats to Lauren and Charity 🙂  I LOVE this stamped ribbon – what an amazing idea!  Thanks for explaining how to do this – I was not sure stamps would work on ribbon but you have sure inspired me to try it!  

  31. Kristie Maynard

    I have stamped on ribbon quite a bit, but never tried using embossing powder.  This gives me some great ideas, I'll have to pull out some of my ribbon and give it a try!

  32. Kathy

    What a great idea!  Looks gorgeous.

  33. Rea

    Very cute idea.  Good tip on the embossing.  Love May Arts and Lawn Fawn together.

  34. Bethany Becker

    Beautiful cards.  I love stamping on ribbon.

  35. Dorina D

    Beautiful cards and what a clever way to stamp and emboss the ribbon. Loved this idea  and it looks so cool.  Great job!

  36. Kristy B

    Very clever idea! Looks great!

  37. Serena

    What a great technique the stamps images on the ribbon look so vivid, beautiful!

  38. C arol B

    Great cards, such a neat idea!
    Carol B

  39. Emily h

    This is awesome! What a fabulous idea!

  40. Elizabeth Parham

    Love the cards and the prize !

  41. Denise Bryant

    Great cards Karen! I love the tips you shared for stamping on ribbon!

  42. Sandi Pressley

    Thanks for the awesome idea and tutorial on how to stamp on ribbon….it looks great!  Thanks also the the chance to win.

  43. Rebecca W

    Thanks for sharing how to stamp and emboss on ribbon- I love the way they look.

  44. Debbie Dunham

    Wow! The cards are awesome. I never would have thought to emboss ribbon! Wonderful!

  45. Marlene (cards4u)

    The stamped ribbon looks great!! Thanks for the chance to play : )

  46. pamela

    WOW!  I've stamped on narrower ribbon… but it looks amazing on wider ribbons!

  47. Smokie

    I love using ribbons!  Now, I have one more way to use them.  Thank you.

  48. Renee VanEpps

    This is really cool, turned out so pretty!  Love the blue butterflies on the blue ribbon, the black embossing powder really did saturate so nice 🙂  Thanks for the tut, I'll definitely try this 🙂

  49. Sue D

    Wonderful cards and thanks for all the tips for stamping on ribbon.

  50. KimberlyMarie

    That is such a clever idea for the ribbon!  I LOVE it!

  51. CiJi S.

    Love that idea!!! I can’t wait to try It.

  52. Teresa Godines #6857

    I have never stamped on ribbon but your cards today make me want to give it a try… TFS

  53. Luanne Pang

    beautiful stamping on the ribbons. they are nice on gift wrapping with just a plain wrapper and ribbon with stamping.

  54. Melinda Wilson

    Love these cards and I plan to try the stamp/emboss idea!

  55. Cheryl Hutcherson

    Love the petite paper pack!

  56. Cheryl T.

    Lawn Fawn stamps are so cute! Papers are quite cute too. I love 6×6 paper pads. Thanks for the chance!

  57. Julie Shearer

    Awesome idea !!  I will be trying this one !!

  58. Annette Allen

    oh my I love the stamping on the ribbon…looks awesome…

  59. Amanda Coleman

    Brilliant idea!  I can't wait to try this one!

  60. Kelly Bertram

    wow, Karen!  love this look!  great job on the cards as well as the tutorial!

  61. Lucy

    What a great idea.  I'll be trying it.  The cards are great.  The photos really help me.  I love that circle embossing folder as a background.  It really sets off the image on the ribbon.

  62. Lisa L.

    This is a fantastic idea that I have never thought!  Thanks for all of the photos, and I def. want to try this now!

  63. Monique Leslie

    I love this idea. I am so going to have to try this. Really love how the butterflies came out.

  64. Ashley

    What a beautiful technique!  Thanks for the chance to win!

  65. Lynda Carnecchia Smith

    Love the technique and the cards!!  Thanks for the chance to win!!

  66. Barb Ghigliotty

    What a great idea ~ Thank you! I love your cards, too…stamping on the linen ribbon looks lovely!
    Thank you so much for a chance to win!!!

  67. katie brooks

    supercool, thanks for sharing!

  68. Virginia Fynes

    Beautiful combo!  Love me some Lawn Fawn!

  69. Linda R

    Beautiful technique!  Can't wait to try this.  Thanks for showing us how.

  70. Dee

    That is so awesome! I love the idea of stamping ribbon! 

  71. Kathryn

    Thanks for sharing this technique and the helpful tips.  Will it work on other kinds of ribbon like satin, or only on the linen? 

    1. Karen B.

      Kathryn, I believe when you heat satin ribbon, it shrinks the fiber, and the ink from stamping wouldn't be as permanent, so that is why I love the faux linen ribbon so much!

  72. Laura A

    Way cool idea, thanks for sharing it …I am off to my studio to try it  🙂

  73. Chunyuan

    Great effect of stamping on ribbon. have to try.

  74. Stephanie hines

    So fun!

  75. Victoria

    Wow! What a brilliant idea!

  76. Judy

    I love that faux linen ribbon and the effect you achieved when you stamped on it!

  77. Miriam Prantner

    Love how these cards turned out!  Thanks for all the tips!

  78. Maddy M

    That is such a cool technique! I love it. 🙂

  79. Victoria h

    Love the stamped ribbon- fab idea to try.

  80. Nadege

    Stamping on ribbon, what a great idea!! These projects are very elegant.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  81. Emily Keaton

    Stamping on ribbon like that is a fabulous idea! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  82. Grá

    Theses are gorgeous, so elegant. This is a great idea I'll have to give it a go 🙂

  83. Indy

    Wow!  I need to try this technique because your cards are spectacular!!!

  84. Carmen

    I have tons of ribbon – and stamps. Never thought to use them together in this way! I want to go home and try it ASAP!

  85. Ashley Pearl

    Beautiful cards!!  I love the idea of stamping on ribbon, it turned out gorgeous!

  86. Penny H.

    That is inspired!  I can't wait to give it a try.  The butterfly card is my favorite!  I would never have thought to emboss on ribbon…great idea!

  87. erin

    Love Karen's cards, love the texture of the ribbon with the embossing.


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