Friday, August 29, 2014

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Prima Princess Card with Letterpress Tutorial

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and have a Prima Princess card to share with you.  I also used the letterpress technique to create some beautiful vintage brocade pattern ribbon.

Here is the card I designed using some of the wonderful paper from the Prima Princess 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  I just love this paper pad--the colors are so soft and dreamy looking and they have some beautiful images.  Check out the ribbon on the left side of the card.  This is the May Arts 2.5" Cotton Blend Vintage Print - Plain and then I did the letterpress technique with one of the die templates and some ink.  Love how this turned out!

To do the letterpress technique I used a Speedball Brayer and some Mix'd Media Inx Chiffon.  I inked up the brayer and then I rolled it over the top of the die template.  The ink is on the raised up ares--this is the area where the pattern will be embossed into the ribbon.

Carefully tape the die templates face down on to the ribbon and cut/emboss.

Here you can see a close up of the ribbon.  After I cut/embossed this piece I frayed the edges of the ribbon a little more and then I added a few pearls.  I love how vintage, shabby, and romantic this looks and the ribbon is so soft too.

I also used GLLD-001 Petite Monarch die template to cut/emboss the pretty decorative border.  Then I lightly inked the edges with  Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Antique Linen and added a few pearls.

To finish off the card I made a bow using May Arts Pink SilkIvory Silk ribbons and added some Prima Abbey Pink Flowers.

I hope you enjoyed the card and mini tutorial today and I hope you will try to alter some of your ribbons with the letterpress technique.  It's fun and easy to do and completely changes the look of the ribbon.  As always you can click on all the photos to enlarge them and all of the supplies are listed below with links.

Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Hugs & Smiles,

Paper:  Prima Princess 6 x 6 Paper Pad-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Cardstock-Ivory
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Antique Linen-The Stamp Simply Store; Mix'd Media Inx Chiffon
Dies:  Spellbinders Paper Arts® GLLD-001 Petite Monarch, GLLD-007 Vintage Brocade by A Gilded Life
NOTE:  You can also find Spellbinders® products at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Ribbon:  May Arts Pink Silk, Ivory SilkMay Arts 2.5" Cotton Blend Vintage Print - Plain-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Accessories: Prima Abbey Pink Flowers, Melissa Frances Cream Pearls, Speedball Brayer - Pop-In 4" Hard Rubber-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store,  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam SquaresEZ Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49'
NOTE:  You can also find Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store


  1. Wow, Heidi, this was super clever and a great idea!!! TFS! Joleen

  2. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! Beautiful card, so very feminine.

  3. Heidi, This is beautiful. I've never used the letterpress technique. Thanks for showing me how you did this. I will try it.

  4. This is such a soft feminine card with beautiful lace effects. I never thought of using a dye to emboss fabric so you've hit a note with me. I'm going to try my hand at this; hopefully it will be as lovely as yours.

  5. gorgeous! beautiful ribbon Heidi.

  6. Lovely Heidi,
    I have the vintage brocade so I must give this a go!
    Love the colours and lovely vintage feel,


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