Saturday, June 29, 2013

Inks and Ribbon 101!

It's my last Really Reasonable Ribbon post for the month of June today and I wanted to test out some of my inks on some of the Really Reasonable Ribbon called Silky Crush White Ribbon.  I've seen people stamp on ribbon and have always wondered which of my inks would work and just how much bleeding would occur with each of them?

So instead of a tutorial, per say, I'm going to share some of the results with you.  I guess what I've decided is that until you try something new, you'll never know what's possible REGARDLESS what the label on the ink says!  

First, I cut a small section of the ribbon and got a butterfly stamp out to try four different types of ink. I challenged Momento, Stazon, Indian Ink, and Versafine.  Here is how it worked!

To learn what each of the ink did on the ribbon, check out the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings blog today!

My intention was to apply a subtle amount of Distress Ink to some of the areas of the stamped image so I colored some ink on my pad and added water until the desired color was accomplished.  

I used some adorable buttons from Really Reasonable Ribbon Store called Cherries Jubilee and Blueberry Pie from Color Blends Buttons Galore and the twine on the girl card is the Baker's Twine Peppermint, on the boy card, I used the Twinery Caribbean.  The Design Paper is Recollections "Itsy Bitsy Ditsy Cherry Pie and Aqua Screen.  Then I glued some of the same dp to some Jolee's natural clothes pins and glued a button to one pin for each card.   These two little cards are perfect for invitations or announcements and they were really simple to make.  Enjoy!

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you give this technique a try, it was simple and really quick to do!

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