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Posted 12/15/2012 by Bingcherry in General Scrappin'


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Posted: 12/15/2012 9:49:32 PM
I'm just now getting in to stamping and I need some advice on inks. I really want to stick to one brand and CTMH and Stampin Up seem to have the biggest color palette so I am specifically looking at them.

Do they regularly retire colors? Any advice or recommendations?



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Posted: 12/15/2012 10:38:08 PM
There are sets of "in colors" that rotate every two years. So there are two sets of five colors now. One will retire this summer and there will be a new set of five. The other will stick around one more year. A few years ago they did a big overhaul of the "standard" colors and retired a bunch. They generally put out a list of what is retiring ahead of time and colors could be on that list any year.
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Posted: 12/15/2012 10:57:43 PM
Frankly I would decide based on what you stamp with.
In my opinion stamping up is better for rubber sucks on acrylic.

Ctmh introduced six new colors in the fall; and most likely will next fall too.

CTMH works wonderfully on acrylic but sucks on rubber.

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Posted: 12/16/2012 8:18:52 AM
I use Stampin' Up inks on both rubber and clear stamps and it seems to work fine for me. Have you had a chande to try both before you decide?

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Posted: 12/16/2012 12:44:58 PM
I use SU on both and I LOVE their inks. IMO you can't go wrong with SU.

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Posted: 12/16/2012 1:30:18 PM
With Stampin' Up!, the *In Colors* are rotational. The others are pretty much always the same, with only occasional changes.

I prefer SU! in conjunction with SU! Whisper White or Very Vanilla paper as the two are made to work together. If you notice, when you are using a stamp with an extensive amount of surface area, there are times when you will get a blotchy imprint. If you are using SU! ink and SU! paper, that blotchiness will disapate in a few minutes as the ink spreads. It also works with the Neenah paper.

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Posted: 12/16/2012 1:44:23 PM

In my opinion stamping up is better for rubber sucks on acrylic.

The new ink pads are better and work with both rubber & acrylic.

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Posted: 12/16/2012 3:20:40 PM
I was going to add that SU recently redid their pads and they are wonderful. Now, I am having to replace all my old ones with the new ones


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Posted: 12/16/2012 3:36:01 PM
I have tries many inks over the 7 years I have been stamping and Scrapbooking and used Stampin' Up! And won't look back. I live them so much I joined up. Buy the whisper white and very vanilla card stock too because as the above poster said they work together.

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Posted: 12/16/2012 3:57:34 PM
Thanks for all the info ladies.

The majority of my stamps are clear acrylic. I only have one or two rubber stamps.

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Posted: 12/16/2012 7:29:09 PM
I'm a CTMH gal and love their inks and paper. My mom on the other hand uses mostly SU. I think you can't go wrong with either.


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