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Old 04-12-2006, 06:06 PM   #1  
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I was wondering your advice. I am wanting to buy the spots and I am not sure if it is better to have the craft ink or not?? I do some scrapbooking with it but a lot more card making with them. I really don't want to buy both kinds of inks?? Please help. By the way I just love this site!!

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I have about 6 or 8 of the classic inks and the rest in craft. I like that I can use them to emboss with clear powder and not have to have every color of powder under the sun.
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Ok I have both and love both. I know that's not what you wanted to hear, but it's the truth. The craft ink is great for embossing and wonderful for backgrounds, the color is richer and truer on most CS colors than the Classic. However, the classic ink is the best for watercoloring and general stamping. I use my Classics more than the craft inks, but I honestly wouldn't want to be without either kind.
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I've had the craft spots for just a few months now and love them! I have only a brown and black pad in classic inks full size pads and I don't feel I'm missing out by not having the classic colors. The ink is a bit thicker in craft/pigment inks, so it's a little messier to clean up after, but I figured that was an easy trade off to get the richer more vibrant colors. Just keep some baby wipes or wet paper towels handy for cleanup.
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I have all the craft spots and love them. If I were starting today, I'd just buy the craft spots and reinkers. I also have most of the classic pads and find I use them, too. If you're an impatient stamper, you'll need some classic inks. If you're more of a detail, patient artist type, I'd go with the craft inks. The only disadvantage I've ever come up with for the spots as opposed to the full-sized pads is that you can't really use spots for inking up wheels.

I love the craft inks because they're yummy--rich and deep and just *more* of a color. Also, some of the lighter colors that I wasn't thrilled with in classic ink (like blush blossom, barely banana, almost amethyst, pretty in pink, pale plum, etc) are my favorites in craft ink. They seem like entirely different colors.
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Brayers must also be hard to use with spots too, right?
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i have a little of both but prefer the classic pads. I have had some of my craft pads leak and some that are dry hit and miss it seems.
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Brayers must also be hard to use with spots too, right?
I haven't tried it. I would think you would need to dab the spot onto the brayer. With craft ink, it would probably work pretty well. I'm not sure about the classic ink spots. I haven't used the brayer with my craft spots, because I mostly use the brayer to ink up backgrounds. I find it much easier to ink up my backgrounds with the craft spots than with the full sized classic pads. Craft ink gives a much better coverage, IMO.
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I've inked up backgrounds and brayers without any troubles with the spots. It just takes a little more patience
Also, I've used the spots to ink up a wheel. It works just fine if you are only going to apply the ink to an 8 in (wheel length) span.
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Two of the craft pads I have purchased since the new labeling have been dry dry dry. My demo is sending them back in for me. They sure aren't squishy like I like them and they used to be!
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