You know, the old fashion blueprints that contractors and engineers used? For those of you too young to know, these were very large sheets of paper with blue backgrounds and white line produced by the absence of color. Not that this matters to most of you! What might matter is the clarity and depth of this blue. It really is not navy blue in any way. The dye has particular properties that give the color extra life and character. Dye inks are often flat and monotone. Distress ink pad Mustard Seed is one of the live ones. Most of the greens are very flat. The fact that Blueprint Sketch has these qualities means this blue jumps off the paper. Blue balloons have extra pop, and bluebirds seem more interesting. In fact, I find that I'm choosing to stamp primary images with this pad -- in the past, I stamped almost exclusively in black and sepia/reddish brown. In addition, I made my own backgrounds with the blending tool or picking up ink pad color off my craft mat. Using Blueprint has really livened both of the techniques for everything from aquatic landscapes to watercolor techniques. This stamp pad is a super buy!
Just right amount of ink and color im using this for a sky mixed with cracked pistachio for a sky behind my new snow glob stamp!!!! Im hoping its not too dark maybe should have gotten tumbled glass idk ill try it -- great product (as are all of Tim Holtz line)