After having used Stampin’ Up! inks for my entire adult life, it was ridiculously fun to start exploring what else was out there.
I found 3 brands of ink pads that I love and now own the complete sets…until they add more colors!
The foam pads, the colors, the ease of opening them, the perfect stamping every time, the perfect blending…what else can I say? I love these ink pads. I’m so happy that Catherine Pooler used the foam pads. I love stamping with foam pad ink pads. I have had these for a long time and I have yet to reink even one of these. They are juicy and a little tap with your stamp gives you amazing coverage.
CP also recently released some mini ink pads with the same foam pads! These are the only mini ink foam pads that I know of. Perfection.
Plus, she keeps adding colors to the collection. I’m hooked. I grab these all the time and this picture shows some of my favorite colors.
And…I just got my Catherine Pooler Designs Affiliation approved! I’m so excited. I love all of her products and I can’t wait to share more of them with you!
Brand 2: Distress Oxide inks by Tim Holtz and Ranger.
These are felt pads and I rarely actually stamp with them. I use them for AMAZING backgrounds. You can stamp with them, I just never seem to grab them for that. The colors are fantastic. They have the coordinating distress inks, distress markers, distress crayons, alcohol inks…gosh I hope there isn’t anything else!
You can see them in what was formerly my Stampin’ Up! ink pad holder.
I really love the chalky look and feel of these inks when I stamp with them. They are just different that everything else out there. Plus, there are 60 colors and that is it.
Brand 3: Altenew
I started purchasing these because they came prepackaged in sets of 4 inks that layered together to go with the pretty layering stamps that I had purchased after a stamping class at a local stamping store. That guy got me hooked on Altenew everything.
While these are felt pads, I find that they stamp beautifully. I love that the guesswork has been taken out of which colors to put together to get the detailed layering. It was work to figure that out before I started using these stamp pads. Plus I can do all the techniques that I do with the CP and Distress Oxides. These are versatile and the colors are amazing. They also have watercolors, watercolor brushes and alcohol markers that coordinate. And embossing powders and ink sprays.
You know what happens when you fall in love with a product…you need the entire collection.
I now have 3 sets of ink pads and I use them all!
By the way…Altenew has an amazing sale on those ink pads…check it out below:
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I just got my Catherine Pooler Affiliate link and I’m so excited to be able to share more CP goodness with you!
Here is my video review of these 3 ink brands…if you watch until the end, you can see my black ink pad pile of shame!
I’m so happy you stopped by! Make sure you check out the Altenew ink pad links today. They have HUGE savings on those sets. I don’t know if the sale is just today or for the entire week. But it is a great sale!
Happy after Christmas sale shopping!