I bought the foundations bundle, as well as life of the party, and Spring fling in the minis. I also bought a midnight mini for sentiments, and a ((full size (from Catherine Pooler ink)) I am not happy with the way they stamp, or even direct to paper, or blend, all the wonderful traits they're supposed to be incredible for. I used only well loved stamps, that are very well conditioned, a small solid flower for my color chart, and a larger solid square, for my key ring swatches. That all I've used it for. but, they're very splotchy, even after letting them dry down and free stamping them repeatedly, and I'm talking about most of the colors. I have stamped them on Catherine Pooler 100 lb paper, Neenah 80lb cc solar white, canson watercolor, staples 110 smooth cardstock, pretty much every paper I own. The results were the same. I don't know what's wrong with these, if I got the last of old stock, if it's actually required you get reinkers when you purchase them? They seem to be wet, just not laying down pigment as they're sold to be. I think it's wrong to sell a product that doesn't do what is claimed to do, without buying an additional product right from the start, to make them work. I bought the minis, to try them out, from scrapbook, because they were barely left in stock there, at the time, but I also got 6 colors of the carnival collection in full size, and the browns from the neutrals full size, directly from Catherine Pooler. The Browns all work beautifully! The carnival full size, not so much. So here I am, writing a negative review, which I rarely do, about a product I was so excited to finally be able to figure out how to afford right now, and it makes me very sad. I had planned on getting all full size pads and reinkers down the road, but never would have thought my brand new inks would be worthless without investing in the reinkers just so I could swatch them. I spent over 150.00 already. And I cannot justify spending even more than that, right now, or actually at any time, for something that doesn't preform the way it's claimed to, right out of the box. I have many other inks, full and minis, that I've had for years, most I've never reinked at all, I understand these are foam pads, but they shouldn't arrive brands new, needing ink. I gave 3 stars, simply because, even though they're blotchy, the colors are truly beautiful, I just wish i could use them 😔
I love CP ink pads, they are bursting with color. The pads or juicy. I love the size as well. Once you try these ink pads you will never find anything to compare. I have several different brands like them all very much, but for me these are my favorite. I highly recommend these ink pads.
After trying a 4 mini pack of Catherine Pooler Ink I've been sold. These inks stamp as crisp as promised. You barely need to touch the ink pad to the stamp as it's ready to stamp.
When you're done the ink cleans off quickly and easily with a wipe on a cleaning cloth or a couple stamp offs. It also doesn't seem to stain your stamps.
The spring colors are really pretty soft, pastel colors and coordinate well with other CP inks.
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