Yes it’s true, Purple Posy ink pad discontinued, but you can create beyond gorgeous designs with the papers, markers and ribbons! Let me give you the low-down.
But first I’ve got to show you this pretty card I created for my In Color Club last month – with almost every piece of Purple Posy element except the ink pad!
Isn’t this a beautiful colour? And that snowflake die in the Sparkle glimmer paper picks up the light orchid sheen perfectly. You can find the snowflake as part of the Christmas Layers Dies on page 16 of the Holiday Catalogue. (I know, you missed it in there didn’t you? Yeah me too – at first 🤪.)
Purple Posy Ink Pad Discontinued
OK, what happened? Didn’t Purple Posy JUST come back in stock, new and improved?
Well, first let me start by letting you know Stampin’ Up! has not had this happen before. To create their colour palette, their stamp pads, ink refills and markers go through rigorous testing to “fast age” them (my term 😋) in time-simulating ovens. This is to ensure they maintain a consistent tone and colour over time so you can be assured the colour pad you bought will match your paper years from now.
For Purple Posy, it had a tough start and the colour almost immediately was not spot on. So it was pulled and SU! went back to the drawing board. They tested 11 distinct batches of ink and felt this latest one was on target so it was re-released in September. Unfortunately for this one colour, real life is not mirroring test results. They are finding that after six weeks in the ink pad, the colour can begin to shift.
And this means Purple Posy does not meet their stringent standards for coordination across the product offering. Therefore, the stamp pad and ink refill will be discontinued as of today, November 5th.
What Does Purple Posy Ink Pad Discontinued Mean For You?
- Your ink remains a quality stamping ink. However over time, you may notice some slight change from your other Purple Posy paper, markers and ribbons. But you also may not notice a significant change.
- Stamp pads where the colour has shifted will not be replaced as they are discontinued. If you notice a colour shift that is not acceptable to you, you may call Demonstrator Support to have a $10.25 CDN coupon issued for the value of the stamp pad (to be used by Jan 1 2020).
- The stamp pad and ink refill are the only two items being discontinued. All other Purple Posy items will remain available to order.
- The stamp pad and ink refill are available only until November 5th to order.
- The Stampin’ Write Marker does not have the same type of ink as the stamp pad and is not showing the same colour shift so will remain available to order.
Think Outside the Stamp Pad Box!
- You can create with your Purple Posy Stampin’ Write marker. Use them for colouring, writing, water colouring and in the direct to stamp technique like I used on this card here.
- The Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends are gorgeous for laying down beautifully blended colour to colour an open-line image.
- Your Versamark gives you a beautiful tone-on-tone look on your Purple Posy paper (or can be used to emboss like I did on today’s card)
And, you can still get the ink and ink refill, but only until November 5th. Get it now by clicking on the image below.Purple Posy Ink Pad Discontinued
So the positive take away for us?
Stampin’ Up! is serious about their colour coordination between inks, papers, markers and all other elements in their colour line. And to ensure you have a quality experience using their product they are willing to make a very difficult decision.
Now let’s take a closer look at my card for today.
Handmade Die Cut Snowflake Christmas Card
Jo’s Design Details
- For simplicity there’s only two colours – Purple Posy and Whisper White (with the neutral linen colour in the scalloped ribbon).
- I used a cut-out Purple Posy panel for the front of my card. I first cropped the square with my Layering Squares dies. Then I ran the rest of the panel through my die cutting machine with the Subtle embossing folder and glued that directly to my folded Purple Posy card.
- The greeting comes from the Itty Bitty Christmas bundle and I used Versamark and white embossing powder for a delicate touch.
- I offset the snowflake so it extends beyond the square.
- A rhinestone centre adds even more sparkle to the overall card.
Despite a possible colour shift (I haven’t noticed it in my stamp pad yet), I’ll be keeping mine and hoping for the best. And even if it does shift a little, I’m sure it will not be ultra noticeable to others.
Now It’s Your Turn!
Here are all the supplies I used on today’s card. Happy shopping!Handmade Die Cut Snowflake Christmas Card
Thanks So Much
I’m always happy to share information with you to help you understand your Stampin’ UP! product supply choices. I believe in Stampin’ Up!’s quality and their willingness to stand behind their items. This is just one of the reasons I’ve remained a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for so long.
And just in case you’re wondering, when SU! says they have great colour coordination, you can believe it!
I’d love to hear what you think of the news (and how Stampin’ Up! sticks to their colour coordination guns!) – Purple Posy ink pad discontinued – drop me a line anytime at [email protected].