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Old 08-20-2010, 09:22 AM   #1
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I'm thinking of stamping a greeting in my Christmas Cards, but the base is a dark color...

a.) What White Ink do you recommend?
b.) I'm thinking of buying the Brilliance Dewdrop White Ink, is that any good?
**I'm on a budget and could only spend $4 on an ink pad, I'm already spending alot on my Christmas supply list...

Please recommend any brands even if they are past the budget, I'd like to know, as well as other people might want to know as well.
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
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I don't own it myself, but I've heard that PTI's Fresh Snow ink works great on dark cardstock.
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Fresh Snow is an excellent opaque white ink. However, it needs to be reinked quite often, so I highly recommend getting the reinker along with the cube, or full sized pad. It takes a little time to dry, not as long as pigment ink, but I still give it a zap with my heat gun to speed things along.
Brilliance IMO does not show up that well on dark paper.
White embossing is the best, but if you want to just stamp in ink, then Fresh Snow is an excellent choice.
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:40 PM   #4
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Hmmm... do they sell those at AcMoore or Michaels? If so what is the price range?
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:37 PM   #5
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About a year ago I had the same question. Someone posted a picture using various colors of white ink ,and the best one was FROST WHITE by Colorbox by far. I have been using it ever since and my SU demo now thinks its better than SU's white.
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I should add, that I have also found that Detail White embossing powder by Stampendous is the best for using with white ink or with versamark.
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I have the Joann's Essentials white pigment ink and it's not too bad IMO (and it's super cheap with a coupon!!). It does take a LONG time to dry.

For a really white image I do use the white detail powder though.
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:42 PM   #8
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Thanks for the idea on the colorbox... I must say, I'd barely use the white ink, but for 2.19, its even cheaper than brilliance dewdrops! I have a colorbox inkpad, but its SO old and juicy, the foam top lifts up when you press down your stamp. But I'm willing to try another colorbox ink pad!
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:45 PM   #9
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To add to my last post, the colorbox inkpads that are 1x1 for 2.19 is better than brilliance dewdrops... I heard they arent that good quality, but for a colorbox inkpad almost the same size, plus GOOD quality, I'm all for it! THanks SO much!
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I had the same question last year. Several people recommended Brilliance Moonlight White, which I found at Michael's. I have had good luck stamping with it and then embossing with detail white embossing powder.
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I had the same question last year. Several people recommended Brilliance Moonlight White, which I found at Michael's. I have had good luck stamping with it and then embossing with detail white embossing powder.
Hmmm...I also heard about the Brilliance Moonlight White, which I am thinking about getting... I'm probably gonna go with that, thanks!
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About a year ago I had the same question. Someone posted a picture using various colors of white ink ,and the best one was FROST WHITE by Colorbox by far. I have been using it ever since and my SU demo now thinks its better than SU's white.
For any embossing, Colorbox inks are my go to...and I do quite a bit of embossing...LOL! I went through a phase where everything HAD to be embossed. On this bag, the StazOn White is used on the pink...granted it was a brand new pad. Against the black, I used Colorbox White with Stampendous Winter Wonderland embossing powder...both available at Michaels. The Winter Wonderland EP has a glitter to it but I loved how it appeared against the black. Here the StazOn is used on dark brown.

BTW...I store all my ink pads upside down to mimic the way the SU pads are when closed. I've never had a problem with it lifting when I stamp. Maybe you had a defective pad?
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I voted don't bother, but that's because it would be what I would do, not suggesting it's what you should .
For me, I'll do it once in a while when I need to, but I don't think ANY white ink shows up as strongly as I'd like. I've tried most of the ones mentioned above - StazOn, Brilliance Moonlight, ColorBox Frosted White. I think the only way to get a good strong white impression on dark card is embossing, and then I always end up with stray EP. Plus white EP seems to scorch more easily, although that might just be me. If I had dark cardstock for my Christmas cards I'd use a lighter insert rather than have to stamp in white, LOL.
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I had the same question last year. Several people recommended Brilliance Moonlight White, which I found at Michael's. I have had good luck stamping with it and then embossing with detail white embossing powder.
I have this and it does a pretty good job on most dark colors. But for a really crisp white, I would emboss. I like the Stampendous detail white.
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I love Hero Arts Snow Chalk Ink. Works great...
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About a year ago I had the same question. Someone posted a picture using various colors of white ink ,and the best one was FROST WHITE by Colorbox by far. I have been using it ever since and my SU demo now thinks its better than SU's white.
I remember posting a comparison so went looking for the thread and found this:

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...k-t471974.html

In post #6 I attached a photo but also a link to a differnt (longer) thread about white inks:
http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...k-t468317.html

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I've had so many white inks - from colorbox, SU, Brilliance, Palette..

The best one in my book is the CTMH - i think it is called white daisy.
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another vote for CTMH white daisy inkpad....and the marker...awesome stuff
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:25 AM   #19
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Hmmm....I'm leaning toward the brilliance or colorbox frost....I'm only gonna use it every now and then, so I'd get the smaller size...Just an update, I bought the studio g chalk pigment inks, the white showed up but was faded a little, not vibrant at all, but it looks nice on a dark red, however it doesnt show up good on darker colors
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if i make a card from dark cardstock, then i would add a white insert layered onto a cardstock that matches that used on the front of the card and/or the patterned paper used on the front (i ofte do this with cards made with light cardstock too!!)
this means all sentiments will show up as they ca be stamped onto the white paper.
i use a nice quality writing pad to create the insert. i layer it flat rather than having a loose-leaf insert.

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Another vote for Colorbox Frost White! Although I just bought a new set of pallete hybrid inks (four colors, one was new canvas?) and I haven't really had a chance to try it out yet. Still, if your frost white is juicy, it rocks! (yes, I own two!)
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I used to be in love with CTMH White Daisy, but it is no longer a dye ink, but a pigment which is no better than any other pigment ink. I use pigment ink only (Color Box White Frost) when I emboss--which is the best way to get a bright white image. By the way, the whitest powder I've found is SU's Whisper White--the rest seem somewhat "off" white.

I have no luck with Brilliance inks. I think they dry out so fast that I can't even get a good embossed image. I know people who swear by them, though, so maybe it's just me.
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Hmm So far :
5 votes for Colorbox
2 votes for Brilliance
1 vote for PTI
1 vote for Hero Arts Snow Chalk Ink
1 vote for Joann's Essentials white pigment ink
2 votes for CTMH white daisy inkpad


So should I just go with Colorbox? ( The shops available to me are A.C.Moore, Michaels and Walmart - if they even sell craft stuff-)
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I am fairly certain that I got one of my Frost inkpads at Mike's - with a coupon of course! We don't have AC Moore near here, so I don't know what they carry - but our WalMart has very little craft supplies left and most of that is Martha Stewart stuff (don't really know anything about her ink tho).
Honestly, I would say give the Frost pad a chance - at least you can get it locally!
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I prefer PaperTrey Ink's white snow. Just keep the pad well inked.
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if i make a card from dark cardstock, then i would add a white insert layered onto a cardstock that matches that used on the front of the card and/or the patterned paper used on the front (i ofte do this with cards made with light cardstock too!!)
this means all sentiments will show up as they ca be stamped onto the white paper.
i use a nice quality writing pad to create the insert. i layer it flat rather than having a loose-leaf insert.

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I do this too; usually use Whisper White cardstock instead of paper and it gives a bit more stability to the card. Looks nice done with the Top Note design (or you could use a Nestie shape too) or just plain rectangular!
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Brilliance Moonlight White...I used it on SU Night of navy and it was beautiful!
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Originally Posted by Kathleen Mc
if i make a card from dark cardstock, then i would add a white insert layered onto a cardstock that matches that used on the front of the card and/or the patterned paper used on the front (i ofte do this with cards made with light cardstock too!!)
this means all sentiments will show up as they ca be stamped onto the white paper.
i use a nice quality writing pad to create the insert. i layer it flat rather than having a loose-leaf insert.

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For the insert, do you just put white cardstock with a patterned paper frame? How do you get it to match the patterned paper on the front?
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I use SU's white craft ink. Works great alone or embossed.
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I also use inserts when making cards with dark cardstock like black or navy.If the front of my card is black & yellow for example, then my insert will be matching yellow. I also use my edge punch on the two opening sides to bump it up a notch. I then glue the insert to the card base , taping it to the inside front of the card. This is so that it opens nicely when you open the card.

If I was using a patterned paper on the front, i would choose one of the colors and use that color in a solid for the inside of my card. Naturally I would be using a light weight paper inside, not more cardstock.





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if i make a card from dark cardstock, then i would add a white insert layered onto a cardstock that matches that used on the front of the card and/or the patterned paper used on the front (i ofte do this with cards made with light cardstock too!!)
this means all sentiments will show up as they ca be stamped onto the white paper.
i use a nice quality writing pad to create the insert. i layer it flat rather than having a loose-leaf insert.

hth



For the insert, do you just put white cardstock with a patterned paper frame? How do you get it to match the patterned paper on the front?
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here is a pic of a card that i did with PTI fresh snow, and i loved the ink. it is way better than SU's,(imo), i threw that one away a long time ago, and thought i would never use a white again, til now! if you look at the card, you can see the one in the left corner has been stamped off once, but the original ones are very bright white.
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