Best black ink pad. I get asked all the time what is the best black ink pad. This is a great article. I use all of these pads except for Soot Black from Distress. She did not cover Brilliance Ink. I love that black for stamping on vellum. I also like it for when I want my projects to have a bit of shimmer. It's a really great article and a must read.
Quick TIP for stamping with background stamps - To get card stock perfectly lined up with script stamp (or any background stamp)... Ink up your stamp first, lay it down face up. Carefully place your card stock where you want it on the stamp, face down, and press into the ink with a large clear block. Carefully remove the card stock with tweezers
Cleaning Stamps Clean after each use. Press on clean sheet of paper until impression is faint. Water-based ink - Gently rub with a damp paper towel or rub with alcohol-free baby wipe. scrub gently with soft-bristled toothbrush and blot dry. Permanent ink - apply a stamp-cleaning solvent.
decorative tape dispenser I am just not sure what to make of this. If I start decorating my tools, I won't have time to use them. Fortunately, my tape dispenser is an industrial strength one rescued from a trash can. I won't have to decide whether I need to get rid of the Scotch tape plaid to be creative or not.