10 May 2009

Sweet Sundae 101 – Ink Pads, Part II

Phew, I can't believe the weekend is almost over already. It's been a busy one.

In addition to remaining their vibrant color, pigment inks are wet and take longer to dry. You can speed the drying process by using a heat tool. The wetness allows pigment inks to be a great vehicle for embossing because the powder sticks well. SU!’s craft pads are pigment inks. Lighter pigment ink will show up on dark cardstock (another bonus!). Pigment inks are soft surfaces. If you tap a pigment ink with the same force of the dye pad, you’ll get ink in places you don’t want inked and make a mess. Instead, use “soft kisses” with a pigment ink pad. Regardless of your choice of ink pad, remember to store them inverted so the ink stays on the top of the pad. The folks at Stampin’ Up! use a unique design that inverts the pads when they’re in the closed position!

On this card, I used Craft White Ink for the leaves on the kiwi kiss for a sweet background. Speaking of backgrounds, do you like the flowers? I couldn't bear to crop them out!! Admist the rain last weekend we went to the nursery and purchased our flowers for the window boxes that overhang our balcony.

Sweet Deets:
Stamps: Great Friend
Ink: Craft Whisper White, Barely Banana, So Saffron, SUmmer Sun, More Mustard, yoYo Yellow, Summer Sun
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, SUmmer Sun Corduroy Buttons, Linen Thread. 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die

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