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Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah begins this evening and everyone at The Ink Pad would like to wish you a warm, happy, meaningful Festival of Lights!  Card features Dina Wakley Alpha Stencils, Shizen Handmade Paper,  Tonic Studios Silver Service Cardstock Pack and Rinea Metallics Foiled Paper

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Making Many Mandalas!

I love Rubber Stamp Tapestry's Peg Stamp Sets and at the moment my favorite is their Make a Mandala Set. RST designs all of their stamps so they're centered neatly on the peg without much extraneous rubber; and the Make a Mandala set also has a line on the peg to show you exactly where the center of that design is... making it even easier to position each element of your mandala with perfect precision!  For this set of cards I combined the five peg stamps with some of my favorite colors of VersaFine Clair Inks, to make small but super vivid...

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New Product: Kitta Washi Strips

I'm test driving a completely new (to The Ink Pad) product: King Jim Kitta Washi Tape Strips. They are actual thin, sheer, 2 x 3/8” strips of washi tape, which have a backer like stickers have. You easily peel the backer off and apply the neat strips to you project. They come in dozens of styles and are great for adding photos & ephemera to journals, Using as page flags and borders, making patterns, spelling out words and... well, I'm excited to find other creative uses, but let me show you what I've done so far:           For my first card, I...

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How Many New York Taxis...

...can you fit into one blog post? If the taxis are The Ink Pad's adorable Michelle Ward Taxi Stamp, the answer is SIX! The cards in question also use elements from Michelle's Skyline, Manhole Hex and Manhattan Map cling stamp sets; against a dramatic background of Distress Oxide Ink Blends.   The design is based on a sample card I made for the store in May. I was flattered and excited that a few customers wanted to make their own version (it's EASY and fun!) and a few more just wanted to buy that card. So I made some additional...

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Sunglasses Not Included

It's a super bright Mandala Monday, thanks to the bold and beautiful colors of VersaFine Clair Inks!   I used only a fraction of The Ink Pad's selection of VersaFine Colors, including Charming Pink, Summertime Orange, Cheerful Yellow, Verdant, Paradise and Purple Delight. I outlined my mandala shapes with several sizes of Posca Pen in Black and White (plus a few colors) and added finer details with a couple of Black Microns. If this combination is just a little (or a lot, lol!) too bold, don't worry, there are nearly twenty shades of VersaFine Clair to choose from at The...

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