Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Stampin' Up Ink Pads

I have been having issues finding an ink pad that leaves my stamped images clean looking and it has been frustrating! I have started to collect more and more clear stamps and have been using less red rubber stamps. When I moved to the clear stamps I wasn't happy with the image they left. I tried stamping on different surfaces, used different inks, different papers, and it just wasn't working. 

Then I ran into the new Stampin' Up! Inks.  I was a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the past, but left right as they were getting the new Ink pads in (bad timing lol). These new ink pads leave a really smooth texture on solid clear stamps. 
The one on the top was stamped with SU! Strawberry Slush and the one on the bottom was with Memento Rose Bud both are dye inks. The SU! Ink is far less blotchy than the Memento ink. Also the SU! inked imaged is much more crisp. Both were left to dry for about 3 minutes before taking this picture. 

I do like the compact size (not to mention the price) of the Memento Dew Drops though so I will probably continue to take them to crops, but my at home pick is defiantly SU!

Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting!