It makes really beautiful little pouches for gift card holders or small gifts. You can sew them together, or use fabric glue as I did in this project. It’s very simple! Perfectly simple!
All you need for this project is some velvet. I used velvet ribbon because it had finished edges and I like the way it looked! It was also the perfect size for the gift purses that I wanted to make. You also need a hot iron, rubber stamps, and a spray bottle with water in it
Choose your stamp and place it on your ironing board with the rubber side up. Place your velvet with the velvet side facing the rubber stamp. Spray the back of the velvet with the water and then hold a hot iron on the wet velvet for about 30-45 seconds. Voila!
You can then put you pouches together and embellish them any way you want.
This was embellished with a little crochet trim and a button. I did sew on the button, but the pouch was created using fabric glue. Since the edges of the ribbon are finished so nicely, it was easy to just glue the sides and the top and bottom edge to finish it off.
I made quick little 3×3 gift cards using the Window Frames Collection Framelits (#129021) and the Friendship Preserves stamp set (#127913). I gave the second pouch a pointed flap and finished it off with a pretty button.
I have a video tutorial of this technique!
Enjoy this project! Imagine the possibilities of all of the things you can make with stamped velvet! How pretty would a pillow be? I would love to see pictures of your finished projects. Please email them to me and I will feature them on my blog!
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