Gettin’ Inky! Stampin’ Up! Inks & Uses

Gettin' Inky with Stampin' Pretty

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

STAMPIN’ BLENDS MARKERS’ 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

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, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper or Shimmery White Cardstock, and Classic Stampin’ Ink or Watercolor Pencils.

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

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-Bassed Ink Purchase from Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty 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

CUTE & QUICK!  Classic Stampin’ Ink in a smaller size, perfect for starting your ink collection or for using with a Stamparatus. 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. 

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

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

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

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 (2)

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. 



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