We have received such an enthusiastic response from all of you regarding our new cardstock! I am so thrilled that you all are as excited as we are. Continuing on with our Perfect Match line of products, today I will be focusing on our NEW ink!
Many of you are already familiar with the Palette Hybrid Ink pads that we carry. We have worked extensively with the manufacturer to bring you the same quality ink in Papertrey’s exclusive colors!
A little about Palette Hybrid Inks.
They aren’t classified as a "dye" or "pigment" ink, because they have features from BOTH categories. Which is one of the reasons they are among my favorites! It basically eliminates the need to ask yourself if you are using the appropriate ink for your stamping surface. Pretty much the only thing you can’t do is heat emboss with it. (It will not stay wet enough to cling successfully to the powder)
Palette works on pretty much everything!
It is a non-solvent ink so it doesn’t have any bad smells associated with it. It dries instantly on paper and porous surfaces, but requires just a slight heat-set on glossy surfaces or fabrics (think baby onesies!). I just LOVE this stuff!
It is also acid-free, archival and non-fading.
So it is perfect for scrapbook applications. Another thing I love about it is the vividness of the color it produces. A perfect example of this can be found with lighter colors. Sometimes I struggle with lighter dye inks being vivid enough to truly be useful. I own several dye-based yellows & baby pinks that hardly show up, even on white cardstock.
With Palette inks, no matter how light the color, the vibrancy remains very strong.
If you have never tried Palette ink before, I would highly recommend at least trying it once to see how you like it. The first impressions I had when I first tried it were very good. Palette ink provides really good coverage on clear stamps. They require a light touch when inking. I have found several light taps to be the perfect inking method.
This is an "after" photo. As the ink dries on the paper, you can see the color absorb and even out. It is almost like magic! I have tried to capture the transformation here so you will not be alarmed the very first time you ink up!
The actually ink pad will be exactly the same as the original Palette Ink pads.
The only difference being the artwork on the lid. This is an example of the design that will be silk-screened on the lid of the ink pads in a similar color to the ink itself. ( I don’t have a finished ink pad to show you because they are in a truck en route to our warehouse!)
Once you have done that, you can have a great hand-hold to ink up a large stamp or do some direct to paper distressing. Notice the finger grips built into the side, too. It’s such a comfortable ink pad to hold.
So how about the price? $6 for a full-size ink pad and $4 for the ink refill. We will not be offering the small ink cubes, at least in the beginning, but perhaps if we get enough requests, it might be something we could do in the future.
So, do you want to be one of the first stampers to experience our new ink colors?
Tell us which characteristic(s) of Palette ink color intrigue you the most in the comments section of this post. I will pick one lucky winner who will receive one Palette ink pad in each of the new colors, Aqua Mist & Spring Moss. (two ink pads total) The contest will close tomorrow (02/09/08) at 12pm (EST). The winner will be announced that evening.
Tomorrow I will be telling you all about our NEW fabulous ribbon! You will not want to miss all of the luxurious details! Our ribbon is nothing short of the best and I’m anxious to tell you why! See you tomorrow!