I was about to by the fabric sheets that you run through your printer when I realized that I could make them a differnt way. The process and the outcome are not the same but they are fun to make. This is a sneak peak of what the finished tag looks like.
Step 1: Material List
-scrap piece of fabric
-sewing machine (optional)
Step 2: Sketching Your Logo/image/idea
Remember that due to the nature of stamping the image needs to be reversed in order to print correctly. Draw or write gently on the speedy carve. If you press too hard you will dig into the rubber. I used a sharpie marker because it glides well on the rubber.
I wrote the name of my Etsy Shop which is Narchi. I wanted to be able to use the stamp to apply to the items that I make.
Step 3: Carving the Stamp
and then I remove the more detailed spots.
You can test the image as you carve along. Use a regular ink pad and test your stamp on a piece of paper. Keep carving until you are satisfied with it.
Step 4: Preparing to Ink.
Remember, a little goes a long way.
Step 5: Ready, Set, Stamp
stamp away. You might want to iron the ribbon before stamping so that it will lay flat. When you're stamping on the ribbon remember to leave a decent amount of space between each image.
If you don't have fabric you can cut up an old tshirt into small squares and stamp on those.
Once you are done stamping your ribbon you will need to heat set the ribbon. Place your scrap piece of fabric between the iron and the ribbon. You do not want the ink on the ribbon to touch the iron directly. Move the iron in a back and forth motion for about 2-3 minutes.
Step 6: Creating the Tags
Step 7: Applying the Tags
You can also use the stamp you have made on its own. Using the same inking technique stamp directly onto the material of your choice. I used my stamp to place my shop name onto the inside of a tote bag but the possibilities are endless.