What If I told you that you never had to buy colored letter stickers again? You would think I was crazy and continue to load up on a rainbow of colors, right? Well, while I was scrapbooking this weekend I realized that the only sticker letters I really ever needed to buy was white and black, and even black is optional.
I was looking for small orange letter stickers for a project life card title, and I was really frustrated when I couldn’t find any that was the right kinda orange. Then it dawned on me… why couldn’t I take white sticker letters and color them with my markers? So I gave it a whirl and it turned out perfect! For the letters below I used Jillibean soup: Alphabeans, I have also used the Basic Gray: micro letters on another layout and they turned out the same.
I used an orange and a yellow copic marker. I didn’t want them to be a flat orange but kinda blended looking. I also wanted one word darker than the other. I just colored right on the sticker sheet, easy peasy!
I loved how they turned out only I thought it needed just a little more pop for this particular journal card, so I took a thin black pen and outlined the letters so they would be just a little more defined and stand out from the card. (see photo below)
Now, you don’t have to use Copic markers for this. I am positive you can use your water based markers although they might not blend as well. If you do not own any copics or do not want to invest in copics what I would recommend is buying THIS bic permanent marker set. The colors are lovely and with the alcohol base it won’t leave streaks. You could even blend a ombre look to your letters by layering the same color or different colors if you wanted. The Bic markers come in 8, 12, 24 and 36 pens per set. You can also use sharpies, CTMH alcohol based markers, promarkers, etc… the bonus is you will have markers on hand to use for other projects. You won’t have to worry if you have the right color letters to match your layout. Just buy a bunch of white letter stickers in the font you love. Or mix up fonts and make them all the same color.
*Edited to include a sample of different markers*
I haven’t had a giveaway in a while and I would love to put these fun markers into the hands of some lucky papercrafter. Here is what you need to do to win.
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2. Leave a comment with your name and location. If you have any tips on how you stretch your crafting supplies I would love to hear that too.
3. Stop back by this Saturday May 11th when I will post the winner.
Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
16 thoughts on “Stretch your supplies: Letter stickers.”
GREAT IDEA and I’d love to get my hands on those Bic Markers!
Staten Island, NY
Very cool idea!! LOVE how they are ombre shaded…awesome tip!!
Thank you!!! Bye-bye rainbow collection of stickers….I’m so doing this! Custom made letters by me! I love the shading – ombre look, are copic’s the only shading pen? *Muawah* t.y..
What a great idea! I always have a hard time finding the right size/color combination.
what an awesome idea! Thanks! I, unfortunately can’t think of a tip to stretch my supplies but look forward to reading everyone elses!
Thanks for reminding me about this tip. I’ve colored letters before using various markers. The Bic ones look great and are affordable.
This is an awesome idea not only for stretching your $ but for saving space in your craft area!
My tip for stretching your money…..when you use up all of your 3D foam dots, cut up and use the left over pieces.
That is a awesome idea!!!! Thank you for sharing!
Love the Sharpie Neon letter 🙂
What a GREAT idea! You can also cut out the negative space left from your sticker letters and use them as letters. Maybe the sticker letters with color would work better for this one though! 😉 This is Amie from IL–thanks for the giveaway!
Hi I’m judy from Alabama. Great idea!
I had never thought about this but I now will be keeping these now…great idea! You can also keep your dimensional foam and use the leftovers to pop up photos or parts on layouts or cards, not just your dots!
I try not to overdo it with adhesive, especially since it goes into one of my PL pockets which are tight and secure. It’s not really a tip, but I love your idea! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!
Great idea! I always save the packaging from my craft supplies to re-use either as storage (this stretches my craft budge since I don’t have to buy containers, too – for example, the Prima flower bottles are great for this!), or as embellishments on future projects. I ALSO save all of my glass jelly and peanut butter jars to use in my craft room as storage containers. 😉 Thanks for a chance to win some Sharpies! 🙂