Saturday, 6 March 2010

White inks..... which is your favourite?

The other morning at my ladies craft we were discussing using white inks and how difficult it was to find one that stands out well on dark cardstock. I asked this question a couple of years ago on a forum and got told by many that the Brilliance Moonlight white was the best on the market. I purchased it and whilst it does give and okay image I have never been entirely happy with white stamped images unless I emboss with white embossing powder. I have purchased another couple of inks in the last twelve months, the Stazon Opaque cotton white - which I find useless for what I want it for and the Versamagic Cloud white chalk ink.

As you can probably see from the images below I prefer the Versamagic to play with.

I would love to hear the opinions of others who use white inks and what their preferred one is..... so, if you leave me a comment about your favourite white ink by the 20th of March, 2010 I will put your name in the hat for a random draw for a surprise RAK......

Can you believe it, I have finally caught up on Fab's challenges, if but not for a moment..... LOL!



#8 - Vintage card and/or round focal point.
This is a vintage angel image from Royce Bairs Christmas collection that I purchased last year. I kept the card simple to maintain that focal point.


#9 - Alternative techniques.
When I was living in Canberra in 2006 I watched a lady one night at a Parish craft night making these lovely cards with ribbon. I went out the next day and bought some lovely ribbon to make some myself and it has sat in my stash since then totally untouched. So, for me this is and alternative technique which I have never tried before. Thanks to Cardinspiration.co.uk I found the exact design with instructions to make it. Finally I have made a small dent in the ribbon.
Finally I am sharing a layout that I created a few weeks ago now as part of a Scrap Whisper challenge at Home and Scrapped. Now I have revealed it on the site, I can also share it here. It uses the lovely Basic Grey Granola range which at first I was unsure if I liked or not but the more I use it the more I like it. I think this is the third layout I have done using it.

Happy long weekend to the Adelaidians..... Looking forward to a sleep-in Monday morning.

6 comments:

Fabrizio said...

Great card and layout ! Thank you for following my Christmas challenge. X Fab

Josie Dean said...

Melissa, I have been wondering the same question with the white never been happy, but now thanks to u I can just go buy the one u have found best! :)

Karen said...

I like the Versa Magic too - the other just seem to sink into the paper and don't stand out.

artycrafty said...

I have tried Versacraft white. Not that impressed. And I also bought a re-inker at the same time. Thinking that more ink = better image.... NOT!!!

I might try out Stampin Ups White.

Its a shame they don't deliver as promised.

Karen said...

After trying several different ones my favourite is the Dew Drop Brilliance moonlight white.

Kerri said...

Thanks so much for the samples of the white ink Melissa. I was only asking about this the other day. I think someone else should go shopping for me. I can't remember everything.