Using markers on part of your rubber stamps can be a fun and creative way to get more out your stamps. Here are some tips for using markers on your rubber stamps:

  1. Choose the right markers: Not all markers are suitable for use with rubber stamps. It is best to use water-based markers, such as Stampin' Write Markers, as they will not damage the rubber. Avoid using permanent markers, as they can stain your stamps and make them difficult to clean. Also, alcohol markers aren't the best for this either.
  2. Color your stamp: Use your markers to color the areas of the stamp that you want to use color. You can color directly onto the rubber, just be sure to use the size of your brush tip, not the point. Or you will ruin your marker tip and be sad.
  3. You can use more than one marker color on a stamp. For today's project, I stuck with one marker, but I could have used more than one color each word a different color, or if I was into spending a lot more time stamping and less time doing laundry, I could have done each letter a different color. (Okay, in all honesty, I wouldn't use that time to do more laundry!)
  4. Stamp your design: You can stamp your design onto whatever surface you want. I mainly do this on card stock but also on watercolor paper. You may notice that the colors are not as vibrant as they would be if you had used ink pads. So you may want to go over it several times. This is where your Stamparatus will be invaluable!
  5. Experiment with blending: You can also experiment with blending colors by using multiple markers on the same area of the stamp. This can create a gradient effect that adds depth and dimension to your design.

Today's project dives into doing this with a favorite bundle of mine called Conversation Bubbles. Let me share it with you:

I love the font on the stamp that says Thank You. But I didn't want to have the speech bubble with it. This is the easiest way to take care of that.

And here is our final card! You would never know that there was ever a speech bubble around it to start with! And the envelope that matches is a great finishing touch!

The Supplies

Two things before we get into the supplies…

Did you know that the note cards and envelopes are one of the best deals in the entire catalog? In my opinion, these are just awesome! They are a bit smaller than your standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card – which also means you don't have to use as much patterned paper or card stock!

If you have been debating on the Mini Machine – or the “mini mac” as I call it, did you know that you can get it in a bundle with the Stylish Shapes dies? You sure can! That's how I got mine. The mini mac was a splurge, but since I could save on it, I went for it.

AND since it's Sale-a-Bration, you can also get a free SAB item to go with it – like double dipping!

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And just like that, you have this amazing card! If you haven't ever tried this before, give it a shot!

Overall, using markers on your rubber stamps is a fun and easy way to add your own personal touch to your stamped designs. Just make sure to choose the right markers and clean your stamp thoroughly to ensure the best results.

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