A good stamp set to use, while playing with the blendabilities marker is "Perfect Blend" A nice open image.
Now... I'm still playing and learning with the markers, but I think my cup turned out pretty good. I do need to go back and fix the lid a little, but that's the nice thing about these markers is that I CAN! I don't have to worry about over working my paper or having to work quickly.
Now, onto the greeting... It is the one from the set, however, I have changed it slightly. My husband always comments how he wishes he didn't have to sleep... (yeah he's crazy. Bring on the naps!) so I wanted to change the greeting from "I" to "U"... so I did. You can do this with a marker and just colour what you want to stamp, but I find it's never as dark... so I eliminate what I don't want to stamp with scotch tape or washi tape, ink it up, remove the tape and stamp. Voila!
For my coffee cozy, I actually stamped my image onto the burlap ribbon, cut it out and shaded it using a sponge dauber and Soft Suede ink.
Happy Creating and have a great week-end!