Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Ink Pad Experiment #8

You might recall that I mentioned I was wanting to invest in some colored ink pads, but am not sure what brand I want so I'm testing some to see which brand best meets my needs. If you missed that blog post, you can check it out - HERE

I'm wanting dye inks that blend smoothly with blender brushes but are also suitable for stamping. 

For today's card I used Concord & 9th inks. 

I love how the background turned out. First I used the Altenew Stripes Builder stencil to blend Concord & 9th Grapefruit to add stripes to a piece of card stock. Then I turned it and added Concord & 9th Sorbet ink to add more stripes, creating a plaid look. Finally I added stars using Concord & 9th Poppy ink with the AALL & Create Lotza Starz stencil.

A coordinating sentiment and some ribbon and mini brads finished the look.

Sadly, I have taken this company's inks off of my short list. I love the colors available, but the foam pads seem to me to be a bit too fragile for the pressure required to transfer ink onto blending brushes/pads. 

I still have a few brands to try before I decide which I like best.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Set: Art Impressions Reach for the Stars stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and minimally colored with Copic Markers

Paper: Hammermill 110# White and SU Basic Black CS 

Ink (for blending): Concord & 9th Grapefruit, Poppy, and Sorbet

Stencils: AALL & Create Lotza Starz and Altenew Stripe Builder

Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangles and Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics

Embellishments: Paper Studio Mini Brads and two ribbons (layered) from unknown vendors



kiwimeskreations said...

A wonderful card Jeanette - I have the C9 mini cubes, but have not used them very much, so don't really know how they stand up to a lot of wear. Thanks for your review

Kia's Place said...

Hi Jeanette - First, this is a beautiful card and I love that it is done in the red. I too am looking for another line, so I will be interested to see what you find out. I will share with you what I find too. So far I have nixed Catherine Pooler - way to many colours, and I am not fussed on the pad itself. Her ink is very nice and seems manufactured well, but I am not fussed on the ink pad itself. I end up with it everywhere - lol!