New Spectrum Noir Harmony Fuchsia Inks: A Bummer

I apologize for all of the whining I did during this video… I probably should have waited for my cold to go away before making videos, but clearly, I didn’t..
HSN had a craft day, and I bought this set Crafter’s Companion Fuchsia Stamp and Ink set. $29.95, link: https://tinyurl.com/y67xzxhy
The inks are splotchy and I was really disappointed with them. I tried rubbing my stamp across the ink pad, that didn’t work. I tried dabbing the stamp on the ink pad, that didn’t work..I basically tried every way I could think to ink my stamps, and still got splotchy results, even after they were dry. I decided to send the set back, as the inks were the primary reason I bought it.

The makeup brushes I bought from Aliexpress for $4.36 link:https://tinyurl.com/y365gtuo Light colors blended well, but darker colors seemed to not blend well. I recommend you use a very light touch when using these brushes and wiping the brush on a cloth to clean them between color changes.  I personally prefer my 1″ chip brushes to these.
I used two Distress Inks to make an outline around the front of my card in Tumbled Glass and Broken China..The card stock was Michaels 110lb Heavyweight white cardstock       5″x 5 1/4″.
To stamp the set, you use the number 1 layered stamps first in the lightest colors. For leaves, I used Pear Pizzazz (retired) first, and then True Thyme (also retired), second.
I stamped using an acrylic block that I made with a Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Fragments and super gluing a Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Curio Knob to the center. When stamping, you should get better results by stamping on a foam mat, which I did use…but didn’t have great stamping results. I struggled with the darker green ink, so used makeup micro brushes I bought from Aliexpress link: https://tinyurl.com/y4bmor7z to color in spots where the ink skipped.
When stamping the leaves, I found that the stems were fairly close together for the size of the flowers, so recommend you stamp the greenery far enough away from each other so you can stamp the flowers. I started with the number one flowers and the lightest pink ink that came with the set. I decided to use Color Box inks for the rest of the stamping….The number two stamps were inked with Fuchsia from Color Box and the number 3 was inked with Grape Jelly.
I used birthday stamps from Laugh out Loud Stamps called Friends Stick Together, and the inside sentiment came from Simon Says Stamp Amazing stamp set.
I added foam tape from Aliexpress (link: https://tinyurl.com/y4pdwcbg) to the back of the card front and attached it to a glitter card base that was 5 1/4″ by 5 1/2″ tall.

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