Today we are discussing which ink pads for stamps to use when you are crafting. In addition I am also sharing which coloring tools to use with those ink pads. And to help you further I have a download for you to print and keep handy!
So many choices which one(s) do you use? Well, it depends on what you are wanting to do. Embossing? Coloring with Stampin’ Blends or Stampin’ Write Markers? Today we are going to walk thru all of the current Stamp Pads that Stampin’ Up! sells and help answer your questions!
Ink Pads for Stamps: Breaking it all down for you in this comprehensive guide….
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A couple of weeks ago when I asked my stamping friends what card struggles did they have and repeatedly the question came up about Tuxedo Black and StazOn ink pads, which one to use. Answer is both but depends on which coloring tools you are using.
Memento tuxedo blacK
- You can use alcohol Stampin’ Blends to color after your stamped image is dry.
- Fade resistance
- Dries Fast – make sure it is dry before coloring
The Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad is permanent ink that is great for stamping images you want to watercolor or for stamping on Window Sheets (acetate), cellophane bags, and other nonporous surfaces. Clean stamps with StazOn Cleaner after using StazOn ink. To protect the adhesive on cling stamp labels, rinse cling stamps with water immediately after using StazOn Cleaner.
- Acid free
- Refill available
- Can use water based Stampin’ Write Markers to color images
- Use StazOn Cleaner – StazOn Cleaner is best used to minimize staining of red rubber stamps when using StazOn Ink. It is recommended to clean the stamps with Stampin’ Mist after using StazOn Cleaner.
classic ink pads
Now let’s chat about other ink pads and how to use those!
Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads are your every day stamp pads! Classic Stampin’ Pads contain a fast drying, dye-based ink that is great for general stamping or for coloring techniques like watercoloring. Classic Stampin’ Pads come in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, grouped in collections to take the guesswork out of color coordination. Many of our other products come in the same exclusive colors, so it’s easy to pair stamp pads with cardstock, markers, embellishments, and more! Years ago, when I first started I went to a local craft store and purchased cardstock, inks and none of it coordinated at all…total waste of money! LOL!
VersaMark ink appears a few shades darker than the cardstock it’s stamped on. That makes it great for creating tone-on-tone or watermark effects. It’s also perfect for heat embossing. Use it with embossing powder and a heat tool to heat emboss stamped images.
Whisper White craft ink is rich, permanent pigment ink that is great for embossing or for creating an opaque look on dark cardstock. Perfect for a chalkboard look on Basic Black Cardstock. You can also use it on wood, fabric, and other materials. The Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad comes uninked with a Whisper White Craft Ink Refill you can use to ink the pad before use.
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