Have you seen all of the 147 Stampin'Up! Ink Colors? Fifteen of them are new this year in the annual catalog (Bumblebee, Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, Moonlight Mist, and Magenta Madness)!
With that many colors you'll never run out of just the right shade!
You are probably thinking right now--I've only seen 49* of them in the catalog--where are the rest? *Remember Purple Posey will not be returning....but this tip will help you out with this color.
Did you know that in one ink pad you have 3 different "colors." For example, here's Granny Apple Green ink
It's truly awesome--for example, when you are trying to create a bouquet of flowers with Poppy Parade and you can't find just exactly the light and medium colors that coordinate well with the Poppy ink.... now, you can create the entire bouquet using just one ink pad. Just stamp the flower inked up in Poppy and then stamped twice more without re-inking!
As you are creating, each time you use a color create one of these sample swatches--2 1/2 X 5 1/2 on Whisper White cardstock (size depends on the stamp you are using), punch a hole at the top and pop them on a key ring--when you need a color in a shade you may not have in the ink pad itself--see if one of the 2nd or 3rd stampings (without reinking) will do the trick!
You may want to organize them on rings designated as Brights, Regals, Neutrals, Subtles, and In Colors or you may organize them according to colors---reds, yellows, greens, blues, purples, browns, etc. Whatever works best for the way you create! Just keep it simple and you'll have 147 colors swatches in no time.
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