Have you tried the new Stampin' Up! foam ink pads?
I just cracked the seal on the new in-colours - which are now in a new FOAM format.
There are actually 2 things that are new with the reformatted ink pads - make that 3 since some of the colours had to be reformulated and the reinkers changed (they are Basic Black, Basic Grey, Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist and Perfect Plum).
The first is obviously the ink pad itself is now foam and not felt.
The second change is that you get a nifty label included in the packaging. I have to admit that I had trouble with mine but luckily I had to do it 5 times and by the end of it I was a pro labelller!
The new foam pads are supposed to be better than the old felt ones at keeping their shape. I know some of my original felt ink pads are do dipped in the middle it's nearly impossible to use them - especially for solid image stamping.
But keep in mind that some of these ink pads are almost 8 years old!
The new foam pads are also supposed to give you better coverage - especially for those solid image stamps that I mentioned above.
So I gave it a try.
The top row is done with Gumball Green and the bottom row is Always Artichoke.
Now granted this ink pad could use some reinking but whenever I do that I get weird blotches on the solid background stamps.
I have to say that I am impressed with the way the image came out using the new foam pad.
But is it worth it?
I'm so tempted to replace all my ink pads with the new ones and get the new ink refills as well.
Anyone else do that? If you did, please tell me what you did with your old ink pads?
I'm so close to putting in that order but I want to think about it first since it's almost $200 worth of inks! Yikes!
Also I'd like to hear from those of you who didn't replace their inks with all new ones.
Other than financial reasons why didn't you?
Is it the smell? I've heard complaints over the years about the smell of foam pads when they get a bit older.
Thanks for your input....