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Gettin’ Inky! A FREE Stampin’ Pretty Resource!

Gettin' Inky with Stampin' Pretty 2023 BLACK

GETTIN’ INKY!  Want to learn more about the different Stampin’ Up! inks and how they are used?  Let’s break them down, one-by-one!

I’d love to hear what your go-to inks are?  Feel free to leave a comment HERE.

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink from Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends Best Friend. Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty 2023

STAMPIN’ BLENDS BEST FRIEND!  Every crafter needs a go-to black ink pad. You’ll love the coverage the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad gives.  It’s great to use with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers and as a general-purpose ink pad.
* Acid-Free

MY TIP:  Let the ink dry completely before coloring with Stampin’ Blends to avoid bleeding.

Jet Black StāzOn Ink from Stampin' Up! Positively Permanent Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty 2023

POSITIVELY PERMANENT! The Jet Black StāzOn Ink Pad is a permanent ink that is great for stamping images you want to watercolor or for stamping on Window Sheets (acetate), cellophane bags, and other nonporous surfaces. Clean stamps with StāzOn Cleaner after using StāzOn ink.
* Acid-Free

Stampin’ Up! offers Jet Black (shown) & Saddle Brown

MY TIP: Pair it with Water Painters, and Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper , or Classic Stampin’ Ink or Watercolor Pencils.

Stampin' Up! Classic Stampin' Pads Dye-Based Ink Purchase from Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty 2023

A CROWNING CLASSIC!  Make a colorful impression with our signature ink pads.  Our Classic Stampin’ Pads contain a fast-drying, dye-based ink that is great for general stamping or for coloring techniques like watercoloring.  Classic Stampin’ Pads come in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, grouped in collections or sold individually.  The innovative ink pad design has a patented flip-top lid to keep the stamp pad inked during storage. The firm foam pads last and give you a superior stamping experience. Acid-Free

Stampin' Up! Classic Stampin' Ink Refills Dye-Based Ink Purchase from Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty 2023

KISS DRY GOOD-BYE!  Have Classic Ink Refills on hand to keep your Classic Stampin’ Pads in juicy Stampin’ condition!  You can also use them for coloring techniques like spritzing and watercoloring.  Classic ink pad refills come in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, grouped in collections or sold individually. Each refill is 0.5 fl. oz Acid-Free

Classic Stampin' Spots from Stampin' Up! Purchase Online from Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty 2023

CUTE & QUICK!  Classic Stampin’ Ink in a smaller size, perfect for starting your ink collection. 1″ felt pads


  • Available Uninked, Pack of 5 (Pair with Classic Ink Refills for your desired color)
  • An assortment of 8 in the following colors: Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Shaded Spruce

MY TIP: If you have a small stamp that you are using with the Stamparatus, a Stampin’ Spot is a perfect size and prevents settings extra ink on the Stamparatus plates.

_White Craft Uninked Pad and Refill from Stampin' Up! Purchase online from Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty 2023

OPTIMALLY OPAQUE! Whisper White craft ink is rich, permanent pigment ink that is great for embossing or for creating an opaque look on dark card stock. You can also use it on wood, fabric, and other materials. The Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad comes uninked with a Whisper White Craft Ink Refill you can use to ink the pad before use.  Acid-free

MY TIP: Have a Heat Tool on hand!  Use the low setting to dry the ink completely so it doesn’t smudge!

Versamark Watermark Ink from Stampin' Up! Purchase Online from Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty 2023

STAMPIN’ EMBOSS POWDERS PLAYMATE! VersaMark ink appears a few shades darker than the cardstock it’s stamped on. That makes it great for creating tone-on-tone or watermark effects. It’s also perfect for heat embossing. Use it with embossing powder and a heat tool to heat-emboss, stamped images.  Acid-free


Stampin' Blends by Stampin' Up! Alcohol Based Markers Order online from Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty 2023

DEFINITION & DEPTH! Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers help you create highlights and shadows for a 3D coloring effect. Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs include two high-quality alcohol markers—a dark shade and a light shade—for an amazing color blending experience. Use these markers with the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter for additional blending possibilities.

MY TIP(s): Basic White 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock (not thick) works best for blending!  Don’t be afraid to combine multiple colors to add even more depth to your creation.  Example: Add a touch of Flirty Flamingo Light to create shadows on an image colored with Petal Pink.


Stampin' Write Water-Based Markers by Stampin' Up! Order online from Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty 2023

COLOR COMRADES! Stampin’ Write dual-tipped markers have a broad tip for coloring and achieving unique color effects and a fine tip for writing. Our Neutrals Stampin’ Write Marker Assortment includes ten markers.

MY TIP:  Have a solid stamp image that you want to stamp in multiple colors?  Use the brush-tip to add multiple colors directly on the stamp!  Huff your breath on the stamp prior to meeting the card stock to reactivate the ink.


8 thoughts on “Gettin’ Inky! A FREE Stampin’ Pretty Resource!”

  1. I love all our inks! Hard to choose a favorite. But I wanted to tell you how awesome this post is! Great graphics, and fantastic info! May I share this with my team? And customers?

  2. Thank you for the informative article on Stampin’up coloring products! I found it very helpful!

  3. I have everything but markers. I find I like to use the water painter when coloring because I can control the amount of color I use more easily. I like the painterly look.

  4. I always have Memento black, versa mark, whisper white and the markers and blends. What a great reminder of how to use all our products to bring color to our cards. Thank you

  5. I find myself using Versafine for the more delicate script lettering stamps. Not sure what it is about that Versafine pad but the scripting of the lettering on stamps comes out much cleaner than when I use any other stamp pad.

  6. I learned so many new tips from this collection of information you put together! OMG! I’ve been stamping for years and don’t know how I missed so many of these. THANK YOU!!!

  7. I use all of these products depending on my project. However, I do not like or use Memento black ink. The pad dries out too quickly. Even when it’s brand new, it’s on the drier side. I prefer Versa Fine black ink.

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