Lesson 18: Make Your Own Colored Ribbon

In this lesson, I am going to show you one of the greatest things about the Stampin Up Markers -Coloring Ribbon to order!! I LOVE LOVE this technique because you only need one roll of ribbon to have 48 colors of ribbon (not including the neutrals markers or your home made In Color markers from lesson 13, with those you could have even more colors of ribbon!!)

For this lesson you will need Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, a Stampin’ UP Marker, a ruler, and scrap paper. You can do this same technique with Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon and get the same effect.

First, cut your ribbon to your desired size. I cut mine at 8 inches because I am going to be making a little bow for my card.

Next, using your desired SU Marker color, use the brush tip to lightly brush across the ribbon. In this lesson, I am using Lavender Lace for my marker.

The photo above shows how you can easily hold the ribbon as you color it (I was taking the photos myself this time so I couldn’t show you both hands together! LOL)

When you are finished coloring the entire piece of ribbon, let it dry for a couple of minutes before attaching it to your project. In the photo above, I am showing the colored ribbon against the Lavender Lace cardstock. It matches beautifully!

I made my ribbon into a bow.

Here is my finished ribbon on my card. The ribbon matches nicely with the border and the little bee’s wings :O)

The border was made with the SU Eyelet Border Punch and all the stamps used are from the SU Just Buzzin By stamp set. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect placement like shown in lesson 12.

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