Tool Time Tuesday – Ink Refills

It’s Tool Time Tuesday and today we’re going to talk about Stampin’ Up! Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills.  

These little gems of ink are used in conjunction with our Classic Stampin’ Pads. When your pads start to dry out, you add the refill and your pad is rejuvenated.  If you have our old pads, just add drops all over the stamp pad.  The newer pads don’t absorb the ink like the old ones so just take a plastic spoon and push the ink into the pad.  It’s very easy to do and you’ll find that you don’t need to do it very often.

Tip:  When you purchase an IN COLOR stamp pad, always buy a refill or two.  When they retire, you’ll never be able to purchase a refill and your pad will eventually dry out.

There are many more uses for these little bottles of ink! Several months ago I shared a card I made using the Polished Stone technique (you can see that post HERE).  Several drops of ink were squirted onto a cotton ball that had first been saturated with rubbing alcohol and then it was pounced all over glossy cardstock.  It makes a beautiful background.

Another way to use the Ink Refills is with the Baby Wipe Technique. Take 4-5 Baby Wipes and fold them in half and then in half again. Place it on a paper plate.  Add drops of the Reinker all over your wipes, using two to three different colors, placing the darkest color on first. Keep adding different colors until you don’t have any white space left.  You now have your own stamp pad.  Ink up your stamp and stamp your image onto Whisper White cardstock.  You’ll have a one of a kind masterpiece.  I’ll share a project later this week using this technique. One more way to use our Refills is with the Stampin’ Spritzer.  Fill 3/4 of the spritzer with rubbing alcohol (the alcohol makes your project dry faster) and then add drops of your favorite color refill.  You’ll have to experiment to see how many drops you like. I used to spritz our now retired Organza Ribbon.  I could have ribbon in any Stampin’ Up! color that I wanted. I haven’t done it yet but I’ve heard that many people are spritzing the new Mini Pizza Boxes.  That’s definitely something I’m going to try! 

These are just a few ways to use the Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills.  You can purchase the refills in 49 different Stampin’ Up! colors (a refill is not available for Very Vanilla).  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! 

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