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Old 09-19-2006, 02:00 AM   #1  
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I needed to stamp a sentiment on a navy card front today and did a practice run on the back first using my Brilliance Moonlight White, Stazon Opaque White and VersaColor White cube, and am not happy with any of them. (I know Stazon shouldn't be used on cardstock but I thought I'd try it anyway ...!) They're all wishy washy and dull! Is there such a thing as a really bright white that looks good on dark cardstock? (I know I could stamp the sentiment in Versamark and then emboss with white EP, but my white EP is packed away in a box somewhere and would take days to find! LOL We've just moved houses.)
So ...... what's THE best white non-embossing ink pad for dark card?
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:35 AM   #2  
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SU! Craft Whisper White is wonderful--by far the best result I've seen yet.

BTW, why shouldn't we use Stazon on cardstock? I've only got the black and brown, but they seem to work fine for me--is there a problem with it?
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Old 09-19-2006, 04:00 AM   #3  
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I use the craft essentials from Joann's....I love it and use it all the time!
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BTW, why shouldn't we use Stazon on cardstock? I've only got the black and brown, but they seem to work fine for me--is there a problem with it?
The Staz-On Opaque white is not designed for card stock, it is designed for non pourous surfaces. So like glass, etc.

That is what I was told anyways.
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Old 09-19-2006, 04:15 AM   #5  
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My favorite white stamp pad I have is a Hampton Art Stamps, pigment white stamp pad. I got it at either JoAnn's or Micheal's about 3 years ago when I started stamping. I love it, it dries very quickly if I just tap the stamp on the pad, if I stamp a bit heavier into the pad, it is plenty wet enough to emboss! I do have the SU white and vanilla as well, but just don't use them as much as they are very wet. But they do give great coverage as well.
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White Fabrico (VersaCraft) does a nice job, but it does take a little bit to dry.
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Lisa is correct about the SU white. It is very juicy. If you have time and patience, it is a very good product though. I really like it and use it quite often. I was worried that it would dry out so I bought a couple re-inkers. LOL! I don't think I wil EVER use them.
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I love SU's craft Whisper White. I used to have the Colorbox one from Michael's and thought that it wouldn't really matter -- but it does! The SU on is much better - and yes, it's juicy, but I like it that way.
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Another vote for the SU craft WHisper White! Like previous posters have said it is very juicy so give a lot of dry time. The results are great!

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I love my SU whisper white pad... I use it alot. And I like thaat it is so wet...I have had it for about 2years now and Have yet to need to ut any reinker into it.
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Love SU Craft White and to really make it pop, emboss with SU fine detail EP.
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I've been happy with my Brilliance Moonlight white, though SU's craft white is great.
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Another vote for SU whisper white. I find it is much better than Brilliance
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SU Whisper White in craft ink. Of all the white pads I own this is the best.
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Craft Warehouse has sold Blanco White Dye pads for years. VERY crisp white, dries instantly and won't smear even on vellum. It is the white dye pad that my first stamping teacher told me about a few years ago. It is such an opaque white that her snowy backgrounds on cards look like they came pre-printed.
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I love the CTMH White Daisy pad, shows up great on dark cs! I also like versamark white but it's a pigment pad.
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Crazy about the SU white pad... just demo'd it this weekend and sold four!

It was a bit juicy at first, but you can either blot it with a paper towel, or just remember not to PRESS the stamp down into the pad--you have to remember it's not the Classic ink. The pads are made of different material.
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Love my SU Whisper White ink pad, too!
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The SU Craft white works for me too. Just in case you didn't know, if you store it upside down the pad is let wet. Hope that helps.
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The SU Craft white works for me too. Just in case you didn't know, if you store it upside down the pad is let wet. Hope that helps.
I meant less wet. Head cold medicine at work! LOL
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SU 's white. And another one I love is Chalk Ink by Clearsnap in Alabaster. Lovely.
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I use the craft essentials from Joann's....I love it and use it all the time!
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I use Versa Magic Cloud White on the recommendation of an employee at a local stamp store.
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So is it worth getting a white Staz On or not? I suppose the benefit is stamping on metal, for instance? Answering my own questions again I see?
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SU Craft White has my vote!

I have the StazOn white and it's not great, even on non-porous items I'm not thrilled with the result...
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I've only ever used the Colorbox Frost White pigment ink. I used it on black CS for the three Hallowe'en cards at the top of my gallery, if you want some examples. It does smear, though; I was working on a tiny table to make those cards and accidentally smeared one of the webs covering the second card in from the right, so I 'fixed' it by smearing all the webs on that card.
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I use my SU craft white alot!. I usely just have to set the stamp on to get it inked enough. Pressing it gives too much.
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Woohoo for SU's whisper white craft pad.....love it! Am going to demo it this weekend, and am very optimistic that I'll sell some. Just ordered the cartridge and refill for the snowflake wheel once I realized how awesome the white is on dark cardstock.
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Another vote for the SU craft WHisper White! Like previous posters have said it is very juicy so give a lot of dry time. The results are great!

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I use the SU whisper White pad too, and if I'm in a hurry I just heat set it with my heat gun, otherwise I let it sit for about 20 minutes.....longer if I have it on really thick.
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I use the SU whisper White pad too, and if I'm in a hurry I just heat set it with my heat gun, otherwise I let it sit for about 20 minutes.....longer if I have it on really thick.
I discovered that heat-setting the SU! white craft ink makes the white a little brighter! Also, keeping the pad juicy is key -- if it needs reinking the stamped image starts looking a little dull.
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Thanks for your recommendations everyone! The vote seems to go to the SU Whisper White so I'll have to get that one I think.
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