I actually bought these inks because I'm going with a non-traditional look for my Christmas crafts. The fuschia, teal and violet have a great gemstone look. The grey is soft and muted - it almost looks like a chalk ink (your mileage may vary), to me, but without the slow dry time or water reactivity.
These colors are absolutely beautiful. They are a little bigger than the distress minis which I liked. One downside was one of the lids doesnt snap down and can be knocked off easily. I hope that once its stored the lid will stay in place. Other than that, very happy with this product.