Clearsnap Petal Point

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Eight coordinating shades of rich pigment ink in one case with petal shaped pads for easy ink coverage.


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  • Eight petal-shaped pads in one clear-top case

  • Eighteen gorgeous coordinating palettes

  • Petal-shaped pads perfect for hard-to-reach places

  • Petals slide out for stamping and reinking

  • Made in the USA

Product Description

Manufacturer Description

At Clearsnap®, we love color! And finding new ways to help our customers add color to craft projects is our passion. From our beginnings in a garage workshop more than 20 years ago, we've grown into a leading US manufacturer in the paper crafts industry.

With the ColorBox® line of inkpads, Clearsnap introduced many features common on today's inkpads, such as the raised inking surface which allows the use of any size inkpad with any size stamp. Cat's Eye® inkpads brought high quality inks to the market at an affordable price. Petal Point® and Paintbox® inkpads offer removable plates or petals in a multi-color palette.

Clearsnap uses only the finest quality materials in our products. When we develop a new inkpad, applicator or embellishment, we put it through its paces. We invite some of the best, most experienced and demanding artists to test it for us. Products that survive and shine through this process make it into our catalog and onto our web site.

Product Description

ColorBox Petal Point inks are long-lasting pigment inks are available in a rainbow of sumptuous colors from delicate pastels to deep, saturated hues. Generous drying time makes them a great choice for embossing and blending.

  • Ideal for scrapbooking and other projects where longevity is important
  • Terrific for direct-to-paper techniques
  • Drying time depends on paper used - but we have a great tip in the video below
  • Easy clean up with water

  • Clearsnap is proud to announce two color introductions to the Petal Point inks line:
  • Sunset ink colors: Old Rose, Chianti, Eggplant, Midnight, Espresso, Olive, Curry and Amber
  • Boardwalk ink colors: Dune, Topaz, Espresso, Harbor, Peacock, Cape Cod, Lettuce and Olive

  • What if you love the rich color of pigment, but want to skip embossing? Check out our tip video:

    A common question in paper crafting is what ink do I use for my specific project?

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    1. I learned about versatility

      By Dina Kowal

      I have to confess right away that I have avoided pigment inks for years. I am not a fan of heat embossing - I'm terrible at it - and I had always heard that pigment inks needed to be heat embossed or they would never dry. I'm so thankful to have had a chance to work with these pigment inks from ColorBox - I learned so much about how versatile they really are!

      My first surprise was that pigment inks are water soluble. (Did you know that?) This allows them to be used for watercoloring and for backgrounds like Wrinkle-Free Distress. When mixed with water, the inks don't need to be heat set. As a watercolor medium they were easy to use from a quick, makeshift palette of ink tapped onto an acrylic block.

      Pigment ink dries slowly, which made it ideal for Monoprinting techniques - I was able to update one of our archived tutorials with a new video showing several different ways the inks can be used to create unique prints, both with an acrylic block and a gel plate. I hope you'll check that out!

      The inks worked beautifully with silhouette stamps - 2-3 impressions gave me a perfectly solid image to heat emboss. For direct-to-paper backgrounds and stencil brushing, the inks performed very well - they blended beautifully together and brushed on smoothly with very little effort. Full backgrounds were set easily by laying a paper towel over the panel and heating with a hot iron - a great little trick we learned from our friends at Clearsnap! Pigment inks are also permanent on fabric when heat set.

      I love the petal format of these pads - the smaller ink pads are made easy to hold onto with a handle on the back. The rounded side of the pad eases blending on large areas, and the pointed end allows for detailed inking in tight spaces. Having a themed color set is a bonus as well, and I liked particularly having several coordinating color shades to work with.

    2. These petals are completely on point

      By Jen Timko

      Clearsnap is adding to its beautiful line of Colorbox Petal Point inks with two new palette groupings, and I was thrilled to get a first look at them! I’m always happy to see a color coordinated group of inks, and these two families are well considered. The presentation of the Petal Points in these colors is sure to draw you in the minute you see them.

      Pigment inks are a special treat to work with because of the depth of color and thickness of the ink. Clearsnap says that “pigment inks give you plenty of time to emboss and blend” which, of course, convinced me that I needed to try both! One of the huge advantages of thick ink is that you can stamp onto colored cardstock and still see the rich color. And wow….what an incredible result I got. To start, I used only one color for a card and stamped onto gray cardstock for a WOW result. Simple heat embossing was all it needed. Because I could pull the single ink from the petal-shaped pack, getting thorough coverage on my image was easy. The ink and artwork of the stamp were the star of the show! My results were so good that I created another card using multiple coordinating colors from the Boardwalk set. Love how simple it was to create a pretty card on kraft cardstock….even the matching neutral ink showed up beautifully.

      Next I wanted to try some blending and I had such fun “painting” some flowers with the ink. I found that using my fingers, I could pick up ink and apply it exactly where I wanted to on the image. A little messy but super fun. Again, the consistency of the ink and the richness of color allowed for me to place color exactly where I wanted to. I could also layer a lighter color on top of a darker one without them blending. Perfect for the look I wanted! I was able to apply clear embossing powder and emboss the entire flower when I was done to give an extra layer of shine and dimension.

      Finally, I wanted to see what happened if I didn’t emboss. I used a large background stamp and applied multiple colors from the Sunset palette. The shape of the pads allowed me to apply ink with accuracy to achieve an ombré effect that I love. While you could heat set the ink if you are in a hurry, I simply set my stamped image aside to work on another project for a bit and the ink dried pretty quickly. The opacity of the ink is impressive without the embossing too!

      Pigment inks are an unsung hero in the craft room! I feel like I have only touched on the techniques that are particular to this ink style. Because the color families work so well together, this is a great way to have all the colors you need for great projects. I can see why this line has been so successful and these new color families are, well, right on point!

    3. A few Petal Points are all you need

      By Robin Clendenning

      I really love the Clearsnap PetalPoint Pigment Ink - smooth and easy for direct to paper. I used it twice for making a background by applying to paper then used a sponge to blend...worked perfectly.

      Pigment ink is perfect for embossing, and I used it in a double embossing application with really good results. I also used it to do the Joseph's Coat technique!

      These colors are beautiful for sentiments using clear embossing powders because they match so many of the new paper colors out there. It makes having multiple pads unnecessary; a few of these Petal Points in your stash will take care of all your color needs!

    4. Even the packaging inspires creativity

      By Angela Bode

      Right out of the box, Clearsnap ColorBox Petal Point Pigment inks inspire creative musings. Each flower-shaped container includes eight inks and a clear plastic lid that allows all the beautiful shades to be seen at once. Each ink pad can slide completely out of the tray for ease of use or the ink pad can be partially slid out so that sponging tools can pick up ink from one pad without touching and absorbing its neighboring petal point ink pad.

      The Petal Point Pigment inks are thick and creamy like mayonnaise; the ink sits on top of the cardstock and dries slowly which allows ample time for heat embossing with clear powder. Another great benefit of the slow drying time is the ability to smooth out mistakes when sponging, creating beautifully blended backgrounds.

      I created samples with sponged backgrounds which I heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I was fascinated with how well the ink attracted the powder!

      For a couple of samples, I sponged ink through a stencil which created a rich and vibrant background. After stenciling, I set aside the background then used the Stencil Monoprint technique by spritzing the inky stencil with water and placing a layer of cardstock over the stencil. The result was a lovely watercolor created with the leftover ink from the stencil.

      I also had a blast with the Layered Batik Resist technique, which features a combination of ink colors and heat embossing to create a batik look. With eight beautiful colors to choose from the only question remaining was which color combination to use!

      I was immediately drawn to the rich color palette and had a lot of fun blending colors with ease. I loved that I could achieve such a wide variety of heat embossed colors while only needing to have one embossing powder on hand! I will definitely be using Clearsnap ColorBox Petal Point Pigment inks on future projects!

      Tip: To speed up the drying time for projects that do not feature heat embossing you can set the pigment ink by placing a paper towel over a finished piece and then iron it with a flat clothing iron on the hottest setting for about 30-40 seconds.

    5. Like finding your favorite childhood candy

      By Stephanie Severnin

      When my new ColorBox Petal Point inks arrived, it was like stepping back in time … in a very good way. It was like when you come across your favorite candy from childhood, and it tastes just as good as you remember.

      ColorBox Petal Point inks were some of the very first inks I used when I started stamping years ago. They were economical (eight inks in one package), easy to use (the triangle palettes gave me more control over ink placement), and the collection of colors coordinated perfectly … all very important for a beginning stamper … and equally important for more experienced ones too. It was so fun creating with these inks again.

      ColorBox describes Pigment Ink as the texture of mayonnaise, which I think is pretty accurate. They are thick, juicy and wet which allows for some awesome embossing techniques. I also discovered that I could dry the inks quickly using a regular clothing iron, which doesn't warp the paper like my heat gun. (I bought one at a yard sale that I use for crafting techniques only).

      The colors stayed vibrant on all types and colors of paper. I had fun creating my own inky backgrounds, as well as using multiple petal point inks to apply a rainbow of color to larger stamps. I also enjoyed using them with stencils, embossing powders, and embossing folders.

      Nothing has changed about my old friend Petal Point inks … they are as useful and versatile as ever. I really loved the gorgeous earthy blues and greens in the Promenade Collection. (although the vibrant purples and reds in the Sunset Collection are certainly a close second). I also appreciate the clear lids that allow you to see the color combinations inside (I'm a very visual person, so seeing the colors together helped me try some new color combinations), but also seal nicely to keep the inks juicy.

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    Questions and Comments

    What do you think? Leave your comments and questions.

    All your reviews were so helpful girls.  TFS all your techniques and gorgeous cards.  I am giving 2nd thought to the Colorbox Petal Point pigment inks.  I had them when I first started stamping almost 20 years ago and now need to consider getting them again grin  Hugs..

    nancy littrell   |  Sat May 20, 2017 at 10:35 PM

    Thanks for the great reviews. I really appreciated seeing the differences among the various Clearsnap inks and loved reading all the ways you can use the new inks. Thanks…and hugs!

    CherylQuilts   |  Thu May 25, 2017 at 12:14 PM
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    What you'll pay

    ColorBox® Petal Point® Inkpads MSRP $17.00

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