September 6, 2006

Double Dyed Ribbon

This was something they demonstrated for us at Convention. To be honest, I had my doubts as I rarely use my pastels. They can be so messy! This technique however, is easy and has great results!

If you have ever dyed Stampin' Up! Ribbon with ink or a marker, then you know it soaks through both sides... but pastels don't. I used Stampin' Up!'s White Grosgrain ribbon for this tutorial. Please let me know if you try this yourself!


Using Bashful Blue Pastels and a Dauber apply the pastel to one side of the ribbon generously.



Using the same method apply Pretty in Pink Pastels to the other side of the ribbon.


So pretty, but we're not quite done yet. The ribbon is still a little powdery.



I forget where I learned this; just place the ribbon (or whatever else you need to spray) in a large paper bag and spray with hairspray. No mess!



Here is the finished card; with double dyed ribbon!

12 comments:

Lisa C. said...

Wow Sarah, this turned out so cute! I have tried this, but yours turned out so pretty!

Karen said...

Great card! LOL, I was just thinking about doing this same technique on my site, guess I've gotta come up with something else now! *grin*

Dawn said...

Love your card using this technique thanks so much for posting the steps .. I couldnt go to convention this year but will live it though your eyes girlie .. Thanks so Much ..Love your Blog by the way keep up the great work ..
xox
Dawn

Laura said...

I have never tried this technique but what fun results you ended up with! I really like your card and will have to give this one a try.

Jennifer said...

Cool tutorial! Also, your card is an excellent example of how to use this pasteled ribbon. I think this would be neat to use red and green for Christmas.

Taylor VanBruggen said...

What a cool technique and your card is super cute too! Thanks for sharing... I gotta try this!

Trish D said...

How cool is that?!? Thanks so much for sharing the dyed ribbon ideas - as well as that great hint about sealing in a paper bag.

Joan said...

great tutorial!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks so much! i plan on doing mint green and blue! i appreciate the tips.
jan

Nicole said...

Fabulous! Great tuitorial! :D

Karen said...

now isn't that just too clever!!

Allison said...

Love this idea...of course, I don't have any pastels...maybe one day!