Want to see 2 totally cool cards using white craft ink you’ll want to make now! Each of them has lots of neat techniques with embossing powder so if that’s your jam, you’re in for a treat!
- Do you have a white craft ink pad kicking around in your stamping toolkit?
- Is it actually out of its plastic wrapper and inked up?
- And if it is when was the last time you used it?
If you’re like many rubber stampers, you picked up one of these great pads, but you’re a bit unsure how to use it! Or you only use it for snowflakes at Christmas time!
Then you’re going to want to see these 4 ways you can add it into your everyday rubber stamping for fabulous cards (or scrapbook pages)!
But before we get to the cards, let’s find out what craft ink is!
What is White Craft Ink?
Craft ink is also called pigment ink. It means an opaque ink which is almost like a paint. It takes longer to dry than our regular dye-based inks so it’s ideal for heat embossing.
On this first card, I’ve used it in two different techniques.
Can you spot the two?
The first is pretty straight forward. The large greeting is stamped with the craft (pigment) ink onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock, then cropped with the Deckled Rectangles die.
Doesn’t it stand out wonderfully?
If you already took a guess for the second technique, you might be surprised! See the answer down below in the tips! 😉
4 Tips for Using White Craft Ink
Your rubber stamped images will POP right off your card when you try the white craft ink in these four ways!
Easy Ways to Up Your Card Making with White Craft Ink
- Use it for white images and greetings. Whenever you want something to be white, use this ink instead of the extra steps of embossing with white powder. It’s especially fantastic for stamping onto dark cardstock! Think snowflakes, snowmen, tons of winter sentiments. Just give it lots of time to dry, or a shot with your Heat Tool so you don’t accidentally smear it putting your card together. It does take quite a bit longer to dry.
- Sponge white craft ink over a dye-based colour. (That’s what you see on the circles up above.) First I stamped the leaves in Cajun Craze Classic ink. Then I sponged the white craft ink over top of a die cut circle template from the Picture This Dies. Yup, right over top. This made the part of the leaf even darker underneath!
To see another neat technique, here’s the second card.
- Heat emboss with any colour of powder. You can use this pad in place of a Versamark when you want to emboss with metallics or any colour powder. But don’t forget about clear powder too. On both cards, I used clear embossing powder on top of the white and heated it up and they both look totally different!
- Stamp white ink onto foil paper then use clear embossing powder. I absolutely love how this creates double shiny leaves that are a bit “misty”. In the card above, there are three different coloured foils from the Brushed Metallic Foil Papers and you can see how they each are just a little unique from the others.
If you’d like more tips on distinct looks you can get with your stamp pads, check out this post for using ink pads for different stamping techniques..
Whip Out Your White Craft Pad!
With so many possibilities, your craft pad needs to be out of its wrapper! Ink it up well with the white craft ink refill then start stamping and enjoy the freedom of getting actual images on dark paper!
Let’s see both of these together and you can let me know which one is your favourite!
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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you picked up a tip or two on how to use a tool you just might already have in your stamping stash.
And now you’re all set to pull it out for these 2 totally cool cards using white craft ink you’ll want to make now!