It'll be blue skies and smooth sailing when you're creating with this kit! This must-have ink color combo is an absolute staple in your stamping supplies. Make sure you have just the right combination of colors for your creation with the Scrapbook.com Sky Group Premium Hybrid Ink Pad Kit!
Contents: Four premium hybrid ink pads
Color: Glass Slipper, Sky Blue, Lagoon Blue and Coastal Storm
Color Family: Sky 1, 2, 3, & 4
Type of Ink: Hybrid ink
Size: 2 1/8" x 3 1/8" oval
What is the difference between dye, pigment and hybrid ink?
Dye inks are water-based and literally dye your paper. The ink is soaked up by the paper or cardstock so they tend to dry fast. Pigment inks are made of tiny particles that will sit on top of your paper and will take a longer time to dry. They tend to be brighter, with a denser saturation of color and work well with dark colors of cardstock. They are also great for heat embossing since they stay wet longer. Hybrid inks are the best of the two ink types (dye and pigment) as they have properties of both inks. They also tend to be more translucent in their appearance. Hybrid inks are suitable for all skill levels of crafters due to their compatibility with multiple mediums and surfaces.
What are color families?
The Scrapbook.com Hybrid Inks are designed in color families. Each color family has four individual colors numbered 1 through 4 (1 being the lightest shade in the group and 4 being the darkest shade of the group). Color families are an extremely important aspect of layered stamping because each of the four colors coordinates together to achieve a dimensional, layered look. Every Hybrid Ink Pad has the color family name and the color family number clearly labeled on the lid along with the name of the ink pad and the ink shade. NOTE: The 1 color for some color families is designed to be an incredibly light whisper of a shade for that group.
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This is an exclusive Scrapbook.com product!
Number of pieces: 4
These inks are perfect to decorate over, paint with, and stamp even a fine design with, with crisp results. Hybrid Inks are the best of both worlds.
Other than that, I love the fact that these stack so well, but not so much that the only way to open them is to break the seal with a knife or a fingernail. I'd love a redesign with the second iteration of these where the case is 'waisted' at the join, allowing the fingers to angle in from the outside to the join giving some purchase to break the seal and open the ink pad easily - without fumbling and getting covered in ink.
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