Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ribbon Dying Basics....Picture Turiorial COMING SOON!

Hey there Stampers, Scrappers, Wrappers,

Have you ever found that you're in a jam....don't have the right colored ribbon for that finishing touch on the perfect card, gift or page? Are you old enough to remember dying your satin white shoes for that perfect match to the Neon Pink frilled bridesmaid dress that your best friend or cousin made you wear.

Well ribbon dying is the same concept...only it can be done in the privacy of your own home in just seconds.

What you'll need to start:

Your choice of White Ribbon, or a very light color that you have on hand.
You Color choice of a Stampin Up! Classic Ink Pad
A wedge of sponge
A scrap piece of paper
A drying mat

1. Start with opening your Classic Ink Pad and lay your piece of ribbon down on top of the ink pad.

2. Hold on to one end of the Ribbon, then gently press down on the ribbon with the sponge while pulling it across the pad.

3. Then with a scrap folded piece of Scrap Card Stock ( you'll want to use CS or else you'll get all "Dirty" and have Inky Fingers!) Place the side that's already been dyed in between the folded CS and repeat the process on the uninked side of the ribbon.

4. Place it on a safe mat or grid paper to dry for about 1 hour or overnight if possible. Test before working with it so that it does not smudge onto your masterpiece of artwork. You may be able to start working with it sooner.

Check back soon for a Step by Step Picture tutorial on this Basic Ribbon Dying and also Polka-Dot Ribbons....coming soon!

Thanks for Stoping by ;o)

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