I just love my new Palette Hybrid ink pads by Stewart Superior. They are so versatile and easy to use! I currently own just the Black and the Canvas ( a soft white) but that Burnt Umber is on its way! I think I’ll be trying out those little colored cubes soon too!
The Palette Hybrid inks are the brainchild of Stewart Superior and are a fabulous formula of the best of many types of inks…thus the hybrid name. The black I’ve been using for the past couple years is great, but the with the design of the container, the felt actually sags in the middle making it SO difficult to evenly ink up a large, detailed stamp. I love the flat, raised surface of my new Palette Noir pad…it always works perfectly. Another great thing is the great, clean impression you get with it and it doesn’t bleed when you want to watercolor the image. The Canvas is a great soft white and my new favorite white. Believe me when I tell you have had a hit and miss time with whites. I love this one!
Great things about these ink pads…
- great for scrapbooking: acid-free, archival & non-fading
- raised flat surface: so easy to ink a stamp or part of one
- waterproof ink!
- Works great on paper, vellum, fabric, glossy
- Dries instantly on paper…heat set on glossy or fabric
- non-solvent ink – doesn’t smell or dry out too quickly
- Canvas is a great matte white ink, not gummy like a Craft White
- ink works fabulous on clear stamps as well as rubber
- inks are easy to clean off stamps
- easy to hold
- ink pads all stack for easy storage
- You can EVEN use it on glass, wood, plastic and metal! You just need to heat-set it!
- If paired up with a watermark or embossing ink, you can still emboss with them.
- lid snaps into base so that you don’t lose it 🙂
- You can buy ink refills for them so they are a great investment
- very reasonable price for the flexibility you are getting!!!!
Where to Find Them…
I bought my ink pads from two different places. One on-line and another in person. Check them out below!
- Ellen Hutson’s On-line Store
- Stamp Art In person, at Stamp Art…Nancy will also ship, anywhere with phone orders 🙂
If you have questions about this product, I’ll do my best to answer them by editing in at the bottom of this entry. Have a fabulous day!
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I used my new Palette inks on this design…Black & Canvas. I love how they instantly dried and gave a crisp impression. For this design I also used some Apricot Appeal dye ink by Stampin Up and a Rose Red Stampin Up marker. I love this Papertrey Ink Text Boxed stamp set. For the main image, I inked it up with my Apricot ink pad and then went over the image detail with my Rose Red marker and then inked around the edges before stamping it onto some watercolor paper. I love the soft look and for large clear stamp, watercolor paper works really well to get an image.
After stamping my image, I distressed the edges with my edge distresser to play up on that texture of the watercolor paper. I also stamped out a little flower image, circle punched it and then matted it. Into the center, I inserted a little brad for definition.
For the rest of my design, I used a 5.25″ Rose Red square card base and layered it with the Apricot Appeal. After stamping the little dots from the set on another layer of Rose Red cardstock, I adhered it to my card front and then stitched around the outside of my design.
To finish off the design, I added a little scrap of dotted ribbon under the main image and adhered the design together. The little sentiment thankful is actually two stamps. Thank & ful. Love how they go together and you can also use the “ful” with “joy” from the same set. I love the crisp impression I get using the Palette Noir ink with my clear sentiments. I get a much better impression now. 🙂
Cardstock: Rose Red, Appricot Appeal, Watercolor paper – Stampin Up
Stamps: Text Boxed – Papertrey Ink
Ink: Palette Noir, Palette Canvas – Stewart Superior – Apricot Appeal, Rose Red Marker – Stampin Up
Other: sewing machine, edge distresser – Heidi Swapp, ribbon – Michael’s, brad – Making Memories
Edited to Answer…
Zanne asked : Looking at color, it is a faded shade, as if pad needed ink. Could pad have dried out? Are there reinkers?
That’s too bad! Mine is great! It sounds to me like it needs to be reinked. Yes, there are reinkers available. Ellen Hutson sells them. If I were you though, I’d take it back to where you bought it and inquire. You could also e-mail the company and ask them. There is a link to their site at the top of this post. If you do….please let me know what they say. I’d love to know about it and their customer service.
Twinks said: Did you reink yours to start as well? Love the Stazon Opague Wite but that came with the reinker and a dry pad so i’m curious about who often one would have to reink the pads. i’m getting nice clean lines but thin lines. Do you suggest reinking?
I didn’t have to reink either of my pads to start. I have ordered the reinkers though as they have been getting a lot of use. If you have the reinker, I don’t think it would hurt to reink it to see the difference. This pad does have a lighter white look than the stazon, it is not so gummy. I was pleased how clean the image was though and how the drying time was immediate. I am in really short supply of stamping time right now! 🙂