Saturday, April 7, 2012

Inks

Sometimes it's hard to know whether an ink color you want may match an ink color you may already have. Several people out in blogland have been kind enough over the years to post swatch cards of various brands. I have a mix of brands - Papertrey Ink, Amuse, Fresh Ink, Memento, and Colorbox mostly - and stamped these swatch cards to keep at my stamping table so I can reference them as needed.

My reds and pinks:
Ink_reds_pinks

My oranges and yellows:
Ink_oranges_yellows

My greens:
Ink_greens

My blues:
Ink_blues

My purples:
Ink_purples

My browns and grays:
Ink_browns_grays

I noticed that some of the colors show up not true to life. Like Pure Poppy and Strawberry look nearly the same on this blog post but they are really quite different IRL. Pure Poppy is a much deeper (bluer) red than Strawberry which has more watermelon/coral in it. And Memento is not nearly that obnoxious looking. Nonetheless maybe it will help give you an idea of it and help someone out there. :)

Easter blessings to you all...

4 comments:

paperella said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to post this, Jennifer! The Fresh color chart they have on site can really drive me nuts :)

cards by cara said...

Thank you so much for sharing this!! Sharing our swatches will give us a better idea of the colours whens stamped.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This is a really useful resource Jennifer, thanks so much for posting!!

Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog too!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This is a really useful resource Jennifer, thanks so much for posting!!

Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog too!!