Gilded Ribbon

by Betty Traciak

Embellish ribbon with foil flakes.


  • Metallic leafing (Stampin' Up!® Gilded Leafing used here)
  • Ribbon (SU Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack used here)
  • Double-sided adhesive tape (SU Tear & Tape used here)
  • Stiff paintbrush
  • Metal stylus or pick tool
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU products used here: Art Gallery stamp set, Merry Merlot and Whisper White cardstock)


  1. Step 1

    Center adhesive tape on ribbon. Press down firmly to adhere. Remove paper from adhesive.

  2. Step 2

    Cover adhesive with a layer of metallic leaf.

  3. Step 3

    Use a paintbrush to remove excess bits of leafing.

  4. Step 4

    Use a stylus or toothpick for detail cleanup.

  5. Step 5

    Use the ribbon to embellish a card or other project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Gilded Ribbon. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I do use gold leafing on my cards but never thought to do this so thankyou for the tip.x
janette deans  |  Wed Mar 23, 2022 at 2:54 AM
Hadn't considered using the gilded leafing as an add-on to ribbon so TFS your idea.
lindylou1220  |  Wed Mar 23, 2022 at 5:04 AM
Great idea! I appreciate the details on detail cleanup for this pretty project.
Teachybaby  |  Wed Mar 23, 2022 at 11:36 AM
I love playing with gilding flakes!
muscrat  |  Sat Mar 26, 2022 at 3:54 PM

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