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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Update on the new toys....

A couple of hours later, and I've trimmed the stamps, tried the ink, embossed with the folder and punched out the border punch.
 So first off - the stamps, and when I got them out of the packet and turned them over, I realised I'd have been trimming them down regardless.
I really hate stamps that have so much excess rubber! 10 minutes with the non-stick scissors, and they are sorted.

They are both Papermania Urban stamps, simply called Butterflies and Dragonflies.










 Next the embossing folder, and the one on the left I swiped with a Tea Dye Distress inkpad so you could see the detail better.The one on the right is for my samples folder, when I remember to look in it.
Its called Chronology Clocks, by the way.



 I liked the border punch, as it has a nice lacy pattern- punches through copy weight paper with ease too.
The packaging said its called Sparkler.









 Lastly, the white inkpad. Doesn't stamp a detailed image too badly, and almost has a chalk effect on black card.Definitely not as strong a white as the last two I tested though.


Then I added WOW Bright White EP to one and heat set it. Have to admit, that doesn't look too bad.So not a bad white inkpad- I've got worse- but not the best either. I do think the unembossed one went paler as it dried too.

3 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

Yep, I'm with you..totally convinced that the white ink pads dry with less opacity. Like that sparkler border, bet you get a lot of miles of borders from that.

Krisha said...

I, too, agree about the white ink pads. That boarder punch is beautiful, might have to seek that one out.

Thanks for the info.

Hettie said...

Ooooo! New goodies! Love new rubber! But only of the stamping kind ya know!!
I have yet to find a white ink pad I like. However, I have to agree with you on WOW powder. The best I have tried.
Hugs
xx
PS you going to the Crop?

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