BetterPress LetterPress Inking Techniques

Hey friends! Today I’m popping in to share some fun inky techniques that you can do with the BetterPress Letterpress from Spellbinders! I’m hoping for this to be #1 in a series of videos featuring different techniques.


I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

Now I know what some of you may be thinking…. “oh another machine”…. “how long will this fad last?” …. is it really worth it?”

First, let me say, this video is an inspirational and how-to video. This is not a “You Have To Buy This Now” video. Do I love this new technique? Absolutely! Do I think it has great potential? Absolutely. Do I think it’s worth it? Absolutely. I wouldn’t have created a 20 minute video otherwise lol .

There really is so much you can do with this and I’m only scratching the surface.

I took what I love to do (ink blending/making backgrounds) and applied it to designs with the BetterPress.

I am sharing tons of information and tips in the video so please be sure to check that out. I’ll be doing more videos in the future with more techniques but honestly, I can only focus on one at a time in a video lol … otherwise I get overwhelmed.

Since everything is discussed in the video I will go over the main supplies used. I’ve provided numerous links to pick up these products if interested. Keep in mind, if the Starter Bundle is out of stock and you are only able to pick up the BetterPress, you will need some ink and cardstock which I’ve linked below as well.





I really enjoyed playing with the BetterPress system and found it super easy to use. Creating these backgrounds and using them with the Press Plates truly made my day!

Hope you found this video inspirational and informative.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon with more techniques!


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  1. Thanks, Mindy, for this very helpful video! I’m not very good at coloring so it’s nice to know that we can ink blend on this cotton paper. Your cards are beautiful. I am looking forward to the arrival of my BetterPress so I can give these ideas a try!


  3. Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Hi, Mindy –
    I guess I am still not understanding what is different about a letterpress compared to a stamp. These are beautiful, no doubt (and thanks for sharing these pretty images) but they look like they were made w/ a black ink on a red rubber stamp. Is the difference that there is a deboss / emboss pressing in / popping out of the paper along w/ the black ink?

    You have my email. Feel free to reply.
    Lori S in PA

  5. These are Really Gorgeous!!!!

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