INKS 101: A guide to chosing the right ink for your stamping projects. Click on the example images for complete materials and instructions.

KIND OF INK

DESCRIPTION

WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT IT

EXAMPLE

SHADOW INK

Luscious, water-based, acid-free, archival, and fade resistant colors in a sophisticated palette.
- Soft, subtle colors

- Creates elegant backgrounds

- Enhances stencils and sponging

- Rich, compatible colors for water misting
CHALK INK

Premium ink for most non-glossy paper, in timeless colors for composing meticulously hand-crafted designs. Acid-free, archival, and fade resistant.
- Yummy, vibrant colors

- Creamy, matte finish

- Quick drying on porous papers

- Coordinates with Hero Hues papers

DYE INK

Good all-purpose ink for paper in eye-pleasing colors. Coordinating our papers, inks and accessories gives a crisp, cohesive look to your cardmaking. Water-based, acid-free, archival, and fade resistant.
- Vibrant colors

- Excellent on glossy paper

- Color with water-based or alcohol markers, or watercolors on most papers

- Extraordinary for stamping messages and words

JUST FOR KIDS INK

Good all-purpose ink for paper in eye-pleasing colors. Coordinating our papers, inks and accessories gives a crisp, cohesive look to your cardmaking. Water-based, acid-free, archival, and fade resistant.
- Wonderfully fresh and playful colors

- Conforms to child-safe, school standards

- Easily removed from skin with soap and water

- Blends nicely when spritzed with water

STAZON INK

Jet black ink is the cardmaker's staple; and intensely opaque white will bring depth and interest to any card. Acid-free and permanent on non-porous surfaces. Can be cleaned with StazOn ink cleaner. Not recommended for children.
- Permanent ink in black and white

- Stamp on metal, glass, or acetate

- Crisp clear images

- Intense opaque colors

VERSAMARK INK

Comes in three varieties. Colorless, champagne and frost are used in many techniques. Acid-free with a luminous quality, these inks can be enhanced with many products.
- Add a mere whisper of color to a stamped image by dusting with chalk (use a cotton ball for dusting on the chalk)

- Magical when used with embossing powder

- Tone-on-tone impressions on colored cardstock are irresistible

- Resist techniques are exceedingly easy

COLORBOX CHALK QUEUE INK

Six uniquely coordinated tons of ink stack together to infuse your stamping with excitement. Resilient and fast drying.
- 5 different color combinations

- Bold, intense colors

- Winning combinations to experiment with color

- The stacked design makes storage a snap

TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS INK

These colors will take you from your desk to far-away places with their captivating washes of color.
- Vintage colors

- Stained and aged background stamping

- Created old world torn edges awash with color

- Enchanting accent to kraft paper