Sunday, December 8, 2013

Grandma's Rocking Chair - December 8, 2013 - Stampin' Up! Basic Black Ink Pad

Grandma's Rocking Chair Review - Stampin' Up! Basic Black Ink

I told you when I started I would review good things that I liked and also things I didn't like.  This is one of the things I really don't like.

Stampin' Up! changed their formula for the Basic Black ink over a year ago, same time that they changed their stamp pads to the foam pads.
Almost immediately they noticed a problem that on Whisper White and Very Vanilla the ink would not dry.  It would smear, then they noticed it would not dry at all on Whisper White and Very Vanilla.  It had something to do with the make up of the new ink and also the smoothness of the Cardstock.  They have been trying for over a year to reconfigure the ink so it would work and it still doesn't seem to be better.  What is also as bad is that since they changed the formula of the ink you can not use the new re-inker on the old pad or the old re-inker on the new pad.  I tried washing out the new pad and putting the old re-inker in and it dried up within a month. So I just ordered a new pad and re-inker and we will see if there is any change.

So what do we do and how to use it.  Well for Whisper White and Very Vanilla you can stamp with Staz-on if you need black,  I myself use Early Espresso or Chocolate Chip.  You can use the Basic Black on any other colors of Stampin' Up! Cardstock with no problems.  I hope they are able to fix it but if not there are still ways to get a black on Whisper White and Very Vanilla.

For now I would 
1. Use the Staz-on for Whisper White and Very Vanilla
2. Use the Basic Black for Other Cardstocks
3.  Never put old Basic Black Re-inker in the new Basic Black Pad.

Have fun Stamping

Don't forget you have two more days to order your Stamping in the Mail Class for December.

December 2013  Stamping in the Mail Class
Would you like to get inspiration in the mail, along with a stamp set? Well join me for Stamping in the Mail.  You will receive a Stamp Set, 3 finished cards using the stamp set, Step by Step Instructions for each of the cards and supplies to make each of the cards.

December Stamp Set is the Swallowtail page 71 from the Annual Catalog.  
E-mail me to order marysstamping at  Cost $33 for Clear Set and $39 for Wood Set.
 Here are the Three Cards you will receive along with supplies and instructions to make them yourself.

Here’s how it works
The First of each month I will post (, newsletter and ) the stamp set and projects for that month. The Stamp set will be a current Stamp Set between $14.95 and $16.95.  You will receive 3 finished full cards using that set, instruction for making those cards and enough supplies that you can also finish each of those cards on your own. Cost including mailing to you will be $33 for clear Mount and $39 for wood mount*.  If you have this stamp set you may substitute another stamp set of same price but you must let me know when you opt in each month or you will receive the stamp set for that month.  You do not have to make a long term commitment you can participate month by month. But if you order 3 Consecutive months in your fourth month order you will get a present worth between $4.95 and $5.95.

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