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Stamping on Ribbons (and New French Stamps)

Filed under Art Projects, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Newsletters, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Rubber Stamps, Tutorials

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We really love the look of rubber stamping on ribbon and fabric; there’s just so much that one can do with a rubber stamp and an assortment of items to go crazy on. Cotton, muslin, ticking, canvas and assorted ribbons are just a few ideas off the top of my head. Since Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas is one of the (quite) mad stamping queens at Alpha Stamps she created a Stamping on Ribbons & Fabric Tutorial for you today!

Rhonda starts out by inking her stamps with VersaCraft Chalk Pigment Pads which work so well on fabric. (And all those pads are On Sale!, as is everything in the Rubber Stamps Supplies Section!) Rhonda also shows how to use a brayer to get an even image with a really large stamp (the Boho Paisley Clear Stamp in this case: one of two gorgeous New and On Sale! clear stamps with repeating patterns inspired by vintage wallpaper)!

Fleur De Lis Bird & Arrow Clear Stamp Set*Rhonda also demonstrates in her tutorial how fast and easy it is to stamp on the New and On Sale! Satin Ribbons using a small Fleur de Lis image from the (New and On Sale!) Fleur De Lis Bird & Arrow Clear Stamp Set. You can instantly turn a plain ribbon from drab to fab for a variety of uses with this technique.

Need a little glint to whatever fabric you’re stamping on? Lumiere Metallic Acrylic Paint – Metallic Gold is a gorgeous metallic paint that spreads smoothly and stays flexible. It’s a perfect choice for fabric, but also stunning on paper. The high pigmentation provides excellent coverage, even on dark backgrounds.

By the way, do you remember the French Floral Overlays Collage Sheet (part of the Springtime in Paris Kit)? Well… guess what?! There are now not one, but TWO ATC-sized rubber stamps revamped from images on that collage sheet! Both of the new collaged stamps are just a bit larger than an ATC (so you can stamp a full bleed off the edges of your ATC).

The first one is the French Bees Collage Rubber Stamp and the second one is the French Floral Collage Rubber Stamp. They’re quite gorgeous, oui? Rhonda used portions of these stamps to create even more stamped ribbon (that she’s going to wrap a present for me with!) and also used them to create larger strips with the full images.

(Psst… both of those new stamps are On Sale! as part of the ongoing French Vintage Theme Sale (which ends on May 22nd)! And if you scroll down in this newsletter, both are also included in today’s Giveaway!)

So much to cover in this newsletter I almost forgot — additional images also come from the Nest Amour Clear Stamp Set (New and On Sale)! For more pictures, details, tips to stamp on fabric and ribbons grab your stamp pad and head on over to Rhonda’s blog.

And if you’d like a little ribbon and stamp set to try your hand at stamping on ribbons, there’s a New FREE Stamping on Ribbons Gift Kit!

AND there’s some fabulous new Halloween ribbons that have a similar screenprinted look (see below)… or you could rubber stamp your own Halloween ribbons with the On Sale! Poison Rubber Stamp Set!


Hooray! A Stamp on Ribbons Giveaway!

This should be a fun kit to start playing with stamping on ribbons (or just stamping separately from using the ribbons)!

I started with 1 yard of each of the SIX New Ribbons.

And I included the three collage sheets from the Springtime in Paris Kit.

Plus BOTH of the New French Collage Rubber Stamps based on the French Floral Overlays Collage Sheet from the Springtime in Paris Kit.

And THREE more rubber stamps that either Rhonda used in her samples or that were just added to the Clearance Section:
Scroll/Leaf Border Rubber Stamp
Clio Card
Primo Mobile Card

AND EVERYTHING in the Giveaway is now On Sale!

(Note: All the rubber stamps are unmounted… but you can mount them yourself with Cling Mounting Foam (also On Sale). AND in addition to those last two stamps being put on sale, the ENTIRE Alchemy/Fortune Rubber Stamps Section is On Sale!)

To enter the Stamp on Ribbons Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, May 16, 2014).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Sunday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Wood Shrines Giveaway? That would be Nelda Johnson! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, May 15th, 2014

151 responses to “Stamping on Ribbons (and New French Stamps)”

  1. Patti Flasch says:

    This is a really inspiring idea!

  2. Lynn Fox says:

    I would never have thought of stamping on ribbon! Clever and creative!

  3. Martha Thorpe says:

    I love this idea for jewelry. I have been using ribbons in my jewelry lately and this would add another great dimension to the piece.

    I feel like sometimes the ribbons look like after thoughts when they are just plain….but then of course I am an “adder” so MORE is always better!!!

    I would love to win the giveaway. You are being very generous!

    Happy Stamping

  4. Robin Withrow says:

    Very cool idea, love it. just beautiful.

  5. Kim B says:

    Great idea, love it!

  6. Miss Iowa says:

    THANK YOU for the ATC-sized stamps that are actually slightly larger than an ATC!! Now I have one less thing to gripe about. lol

  7. Deborah J Emmons says:

    Great idea, I’m always looking for twists on how to use rubber stems.

  8. Lori Turner says:

    Another great tutorial AND giveaway! Here’s hoping! Blessings, Lori

  9. Cynthia says:

    Thank you for the tutorial! I love the look of the ribbons stamped. I am so going to give this a try.

  10. Kathleen Jones says:

    Excellent ideas!

  11. Stacy Blow says:

    Beautiful way to make unique ribbons for projects and such a lovely color selection!

  12. Holly Day says:

    _Love_ stamps! Hope I win!

  13. Tory Willson says:

    Ribbon is my favorite thing to work with!!!! This would be a great kit for me

  14. Joyce Preusser says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the ribbons! Very cool ideas and lots of inspiration. My list is long!

  15. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, fabulous! Love these stamps and the ribbons … and such a great idea. Thanks so much!!

  16. Mary Pendergrass says:

    I always tell myself I’m going stamp on ribbon and this is great inspiration. I’m sure I’ll be more successful after seeing the tutorial. And I really love those new French ATC stamps. Have to have them.

  17. Joelle Platz says:

    Wow. Something I never thought about. This would be fun to try.

  18. Traci says:

    Great ribbon ideas-love the stamps!

  19. Virginia S. says:

    This idea is intriguing. I’d love to try it.

  20. Regina Salvador says:

    Can’t wait to try this!

  21. barbara macaskill says:

    Love the stamping on ribbons idea! Will e giving it a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

  22. Diana Kelly says:

    I am salivating. So much goodness.

  23. Lyn says:

    Fabulous info on ribbon stamping! Thanks!

  24. Nancy S says:

    Great ideas!

  25. Kathy h says:


  26. Tabitha Klucking says:

    OMG!That’s so easy it just might work 🙂

  27. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Just tie me up with ribbons and send me this great giveaway.

  28. taradid says:

    Just beautiful! Love the new stamps and the great ideas about how to use them.

  29. Alice H says:

    Lovely new ribbons and stamping perfects them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  30. Rosemary Sharon says:

    new for me…..I have seen it before….stamping on ribbons…no idea how to do it or with what stamps…..this is awesome info…..

  31. CL Steiner says:

    Love it!

  32. Blair Lowery says:

    Wonderful ideas

  33. KIM says:

    My no calorie addiction.
    Stamping on ribbons “WHAT A GREAT IDEA”
    Thanks Alpha Stamps.

  34. April James says:

    What can I say? More beautiful things! I hope I win one of these giveaways one day.

  35. Ritva says:

    Great stamps!

  36. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Stamp on Ribbons Giveaway!! I have a few of the Lumiere paints and they are fantastic!! Thank you for the inspiration to try Lumiere on ribbons.

  37. Laurie Yoder says:

    Love the stamped ribbons! I can think of many used for them, especially to tie around gifts for friends and family!

  38. Mary Weland says:

    I will definitely use this technique. Very inspiring!

  39. Florence says:

    Oh la la, even I can do this!!!

  40. Willow says:

    Great idea. Another way to add much more possibilities to your projects. Thanks alpha stamps, you rock!

  41. Pauline says:

    Stamping on ribbons, what a great idea! Love it!

  42. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    Oh boy, something new to try!

  43. Jenny S. says:

    LOVE!! Thank you…

  44. Deb Ring says:

    another great idea and a wonderful giveaway! thanks for the great idea!

  45. Love ribbons, to glam them up, well that’s just so special!

  46. Arlene Wheeler says:


  47. Amanda Miller says:

    Love the new ribbon!

  48. Mary-Ann says:

    I love it! I stamp on everything!!

  49. Linda says:

    As of yet I haven’t tried this. Thanks for a chance with the give away. Linda

  50. Linda Ellis says:

    Amazing idea! Thank you! Linda

  51. Maria says:

    Primo Mobile is the best. Thanks for including stamps in the contest.

  52. Caroline Lawson says:

    I just love these French stamps.

  53. Emily N says:

    Love the ribbons!

  54. Gail Gill says:

    I love this idea! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

  55. Carol Feiner says:

    I have fallen in love with the French bees stamp! Would look great on the ribbons.

  56. MargieD says:

    The stamping on ribbon is a great idea and you are spoiling us with this lovely giveaway!

  57. LeAnn A says:

    Great idea – I must try this!

  58. Diane Boom says:

    Oh my something new to try! Loving it!

  59. Lana says:

    simply divine!

  60. joann west says:

    Love the idea of stamping on ribbon.

  61. Gloria Stafford says:

    Love these tiny stamps! Brilliant idea to put them on ribbon!

  62. Jill says:

    WOW!!! I never thought about stamping ribbons … great idea!!!

  63. Jennifer Bumb says:

    Love this giveaway!!!

  64. Fabulous as always!!!

  65. Carmen Willis says:

    Love everything in this giveaway!

  66. Melanie Curtis says:

    I love the idea of stamping on ribbon! I have done this for my daughters summer camp clothes tags. The ribbon came out so cute that I used extra on scrapbook pages as an embellishment. Thanks for the chance to win!

  67. Jen R says:

    These are gorgeous!

  68. Sandy says:

    I am a stamping fool!

  69. Sandi Larson says:

    What a great idea. The ribbon looks classy!

  70. I have never thought of stamping on ribbons. This is a very cool idea and I would love to win th egiveaway and give it a try!

  71. Jackie Barth says:

    Would love to win this one!!

  72. Diane Smith says:

    another fabulous idea!

  73. April Dudko says:

    What beautiful ribbons! I’m going to give it a try! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize.

  74. M White says:

    Love the ATC stamps! They are great on the ribbons.

  75. yvette leblanc says:

    Love it!

  76. Mary Jochems says:

    Love this skill set! Please pick me to win…..fingers crossed!

  77. Diane. D. says:

    What great ideas, thanks so much for offering the tutorial and inspiration. The new stamps are awesome.

  78. ratgirl says:

    So cool! I have wanted to try this technique for a long time. 🙂

  79. what a great giveaway thanks~ I love everything on your site

  80. Ginette says:

    Love ribbons with personality, so bring them on.
    Have a nice day.

  81. Laura says:

    This is really awesome, I’ve never thought of stamping on ribbon and I love how it looks with that done!

  82. Sokat says:

    Awesome. Just in time for gift giving…

  83. Noreen says:

    I’ve never tried stamping on ribbon. I like those!

  84. Karen Mallory says:

    This looks like a fun giveaway!

  85. Mary Toriello says:

    Ooh La La Pick me please

  86. Michelle B. says:

    Alpha ALWAYS takes us to a new level!
    Thanks for the outstanding creativity !!!

  87. Carolyn S says:

    The ribbons are gorgeous and I could certainly put them to use on my projects.

  88. marla b says:

    OK- I really DO like this- A lot!!! Think it’s a good time to win:)

  89. Arminta says:

    I would really be tickled to win this prize and have fun playing with all the goodies!

  90. Orlie says:

    I would love to win this give away.I like this Idea of stamping on ribbons I will have to see what I have here and give it a go. Thank you.

  91. Pam Weiler says:

    I love stamping on ribbons and fabric. This a great giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

  92. Nancy S says:

    So many possibilities! So little time! Love the fact that you can personalize your ribbon…

  93. orianna says:

    I’m looking forward to trying chalk ink on fabric.

  94. Laura Pruitt says:

    Could it get any better!! Ribbons and rubber. My little heart is going pitty- pat.

  95. Marilyn H says:

    Wonderful giveaway! Ribbon, ribbon, and more ribbon….with rubber!

  96. What a great idea! Thanks for your generosity.

  97. Linda Isbell says:

    I would love to try stamping ribbons!
    Linda Isbell

  98. Ann says:

    Absolutely Stunning…Who doesn’t love Paris!!!

  99. Gerri herbst says:

    Would love to try this! Thanks for the inspiration.

  100. angelic says:

    Crazy for stamps! Thank you for the tutorial and giveaway.

  101. DebR says:

    Ooh-la-la, what lovely stamps and a great idea! Thanks for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway.

  102. Paulanne says:

    Hope I win.. Thank you! Paulanne

  103. Anneke says:

    Beautiful! I love the big collage stamps. Thanks for the ideas’

  104. Carol Slowik says:

    I love love love these stamps and ribbons! I REALLY would love to win this giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

  105. Lorna says:

    What a great idea and I love the stamps!

  106. Rose Lewis says:

    Such beautiful stamps and colored ribbon to stamp on!

  107. April says:

    Now this is super cool!!!!!

  108. Jen says:

    Zowie! I love the stamps!,

  109. Oma Linda says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh, yes please enter me

  110. Okay, Okay, Okaaaay !!!! This is also one of my favs !!! Ya’ll are amazing artists, I would love to win this one also !!!!
    Thank so much ! xxxxxxxxooooooooooo

  111. Sieglinde Nix says:

    Ooh what lovely stamps!

  112. Erica Holan says:

    Once again, thanks so much for the chance to win!!! 🙂

  113. Daylan says:

    These are beautiful! Ooh-la-la!

  114. marcia says:

    Love the Poison product!

  115. Sarah says:

    Oui, that kit would be so much fun to play with!

  116. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I love the idea of stamping on ribbons. I never thought of this technique and will defintely try it.

  117. Nelda Johnson says:

    I love those new stamps…perfect with the ribbon!

  118. Karen H says:

    Lots of creative possibilities in this kit. Thanks for the chance!

  119. Debra Gergely says:

    Would love to win this wonderful giveaway!

  120. Helen Potter says:

    love this!

  121. Rosie says:

    Another super idea. Can’t wait to experiment. Thanks for the creativity!!

  122. Bonnie says:

    Love this, wanted to try this for a long time!! Weee:)

  123. Sandra Gracia says:

    Yes, I would love to win this great gift. Stamping on ribbon sounds intriguing. I’ll cross my fingers!

  124. Karen says:

    Hope to be selected – I love ribbons and all!

  125. Loretta says:

    What a cool idea. I’ve really got to try this!

  126. Love the new stamps!!!

  127. Stefanie says:

    Brilliant idea – another one for my to-do-list!!

  128. Mary Mac says:

    I still have not tried to stamp on ribbon but will need to give it a try.

  129. Liz Russell says:

    Great idea for dressing up your ribbon. I will definitely have to give it a try.

  130. cathy norton says:

    This looks so fun. I have never stamped on ribbon. Never thought to. What a great idea.

  131. Dawn M. Furie says:

    Another fun giveaway!

  132. Emily says:

    Thanks for the great idea! I’m going to make ribbons to spruce up some product packaging:)

  133. Barbara Nekic says:

    How cool! Just what I need, another reason to use my stamps. What fun!

  134. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    The scroll/leaf border stamp looks so great on ribbon. I didn’t know you could stamp on ribbons. I’ll have to try this!

  135. Rima St.John says:

    Used to stamp on ribbon a while back, forgot all about it…thanks for the reminder. Would love the opportunity to win this one.

  136. Terry says:

    I’m pretty new to rubber-stamping, but what a cool way to use your stamps. I especially like the Paris/bees image.

  137. Conchi says:

    You are always offering us a lot of great ideas and inspiration. Thanks!

  138. Karen says:

    I love this! Please enter me in the give-a-way!!

  139. Diana Kitsmiller says:

    Another exciting giveaway!

  140. sheila AR says:

    Wow, stamping on the ribbons really adds a whole new dimension…gorgeous! Love it and would love to win this kit!!

  141. nan says:

    This is what I love about Alpha Stamps. Always new and creative
    ways of inspiring us crafters and stampers. Thanks!

  142. Me Pugh says:

    I have been stamping on ribbon and find it adds a nice detail to my projects – your stamps are lovely.

  143. Debra Gibson says:

    Would so love to win this one! Ribbons can be used to make fiber wrapped jewelry! It’s fun and very pretty! Please let me win and I promise to show you the pretty stuff I make with this kit!! LOL!!!

  144. Denise Humenik says:

    I dream of this stuff!!!! thanks again for the opportunity to win tese beautiful items.

  145. julie m says:

    Oh, my! This looks like fun and a great way to add a little flash to a card.

  146. Lori Devoux says:

    Would love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  147. LoriSW says:

    These ribbons came out beautifully! I’ll be trying this as soon as I read the tutorial, thanks!

  148. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Love the ribbons and stamping on them looks like fun.

  149. Luanne Shoup says:

    Ha, almost got away from me!