This is the primary red of the Distress line. Personally I think it the stereotype fire engine red. Barn red is darker. Red stamp pads are not for everyone. Red ink does stain -- any red ink -- fingers, tools, stamps, clothes, some plastics. It all depends on how freaky you are with stained stamps. If you need the virgin rubber or clear stamps stay away from any red ink pad. That was my community service message. Now about the Barn Door ink pad. Love this red. Strong, no nonsense, stop sign, red light, warning in capital letters, red red red. Only other comment… can't seem to get it to blend nicely. I've got some great effects but none of the usual misty or darker layers. This red is angry and strong which I guess is good enough reason for it to not play nice with others.
I used this on a patriotic 4th of july layout and love the bold red color! I'll use it at Christmas & Valentines too. Used it on an Asian Sushi and Sake Black/Red layout. I've only had it a month or so, and already its a fav red that I use often! I like to ink the edges of shape papers, tags, journal boxes, die cuts... I don't usually stamp with it, but you could for sure!