Sunday, April 14, 2013

You Rule!

Are you the Queen, King, Princess or Prince? Maybe you know one. The You Rule stamp set in the Spring Catalog is just right for the perfect card, picture frame or scrapbook page for the royalty in your life.

Stamp Set: You Rule
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Big Shot, Honeycomb Embossing Folder   

Here is one for the guys... 
Stamp Set: You Rule, Beyond Plaid
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Silver Mini Brads, Big Shot, Houndstooth Embossing Folder

After much testing the Basic Black Classic Ink is back in stock!
Some hints to get the best stamped image:
The new formula has a reduced dye concentration that will allow it to better absorb into the cardstock. Reducing the concentration didn't change the rich black color we all know and love; it only
affects how the cardstock takes the ink. 
What about drying time? Because the ink absorbs better into the cardstock, it will dry in under a minute in some cases. It can take longer depending on the run of your cardstock and the age of your ink pad. If you are using an old ink pad, one of the refills with the improved formula will rejuvenate your pad. Also keep in mind that larger stamps or a more solid image may require a longer drying time.
What's the deal with Whisper White Cardstock? We have requested that our supplier provide us with cardstock within a tighter range of tolerance. Still, our tests proved that the new ink formula works better on most, not all, of our Whisper White Cardstock. The performance of the ink depends on the run of the cardstock. It is not possible to tell when a packet of Whisper White Cardstock was produced. If you are concerned with the quality of your cardstock, we recommend using StazOn ink, instead of Basic Black.
When can I get my hands on the improved Basic Black ink? The improved Basic Black ink pad and refill are currently being sold. Remember, depending on the Whisper White Cardstock you are using, you may still experience smearing and high drying times. We recommend that you use StazOn instead of the Basic Black Classic ink pad on Whisper White Cardstock.
We are pleased with these results so far. Not only has our Basic Black ink formula improved, but the testing process has also shown us how to make improvements to the quality of our Whisper White Cardstock. We will continue to see improvement in the future.

Are we saying goodbye to any of your favorite colors?

If we are, all cardstock, ink, re-inkers, buttons, ribbon and brads in retiring colors are available only while supplies last through May 31st. 8-1/2" x 11" Not Quite Navy and a few re-inkers have already sold out. Please don't delay your order if you want keep a stash of your favorites. Order here and don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack while you are shopping!

Happy Stamping!


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