Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies – Ink Pads
Hey stampers! I’m back with another tip to help you get the most out of your crafting supplies. Today I’ll be sharing a couple of ideas for your ink pads.
You might be someone who buys every color of ink pad ever made by Stampin’ Up! That would be me, which is why I became a demonstrator That’s another conversation we can have if you have any interest. Give me a shout and we’ll chat.
Back to ink pads. Notice in the photos above there are 2 shades of ink in each sample. In each example only one color of ink is used. Rose Red in the first, Early Espresso in the second and Pear Pizzazz in the third. Each Stampin’ Up! Ink Pad can actually give you three different shades of ink, dark, medium, and light. The name for this is repetition stamping.
In repetition stamping, the image is stamped repeatedly without re-inking your stamp. The first stamp will be the darkest, then a little lighter and the third repetition will be the lightest. Repetition stamping allows you to create some really cool effects, using one color alone. I always keep a piece of grid paper on my stamping table so that I can “stamp off” onto that paper when I need just the lightest shade on my card. Of course, you can always use two or three different colors of inks to create shading effects if you prefer.
The second tip I have for you involves re-inking your pads. When you purchase an ink pad do you get the re-inker at the same time? No? Well, you are not alone, ha! I have so many customers who just buy the ink pad to save money. I totally get that; however, more times than not you will end up with a dry ink pad down the road. If you had the re-inker you could freshen it and get back to stamping. If you don’t have one, you will either have to purchase a new inkpad OR purchase a re-inker which might be from a different dye lot and you’ll end up with a different color. So my advice is to save yourself time and money, buy the re-inker! 🙂 Click here to go to my online store.
I hope you’ve found today’s topic, Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies – Ink Pads, helpful. I’m here to help if you need anything!