I picked up some cheap-as-chips pigment inks at hobbycrafts when they had them half price – selling at a bargain price of £1. I just really wanted to play with them. I usually default to Distress inks, or more recently the Simon Says Stamp Dye ink pads, but its been ages since i have been playing with pigment inks.
I forgot how easy they are. The ink sits on the top so above all, the stamps are so easy to clean. I wasn’t expecting these ink pads to be very good, but i was reasonably happy with the result. For £2 full price, i think they are a great introductory ink pad for new stampers at the very least. The only super annoying thing is that EVERY freaking time i go to hobbycrafts they never have the full range – always missing most of the stock. Its hard to see the whole range of colours, but even from those i have seen its clear that some colours are very similar, whilst there are huge colour palates that are missing.
This was a playtime card – just the by product of an experimental crafty session, but it shows how you can get quite a bit of milage from a stamp.
This bug stamp is from Unity Stamps – its a cutie! After stamping, i cut a stitched rectangular panel using the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies. I also die cut some purple/pink cardstock to lay behind the white panel- it gives a subtle pop of colour that coordinates with the rest of the card.
For the text, i simply hunted through my stash to create a pick-n-mix greeting, and finished off the card with some sequins.
It was originally supposed to be a valentines card i think, but i guess it could be used as a generic greeting card either. BONUS!
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