These ink pads give a beautiful, soft, matt finish and come in a wide range of colours. Again, they are fade resistant and won’t ‘bleed’ if they come into contact with water although they can give a fuzzy outline when used on a very porous surface. They work very well with glossy card.
PENS. Quite a few of the ink pad ranges also do a pen version and there are many other types of brush pens that have been designed with rubber stampers in mind. They can be used for directly colouring the rubber stamp and are ideal if you want to be able to use several different colours in specific places on a stamp and also for colouring in a stamped image.
Versamark – in my opinion, this is something that should be in every stamper’s stash, both the pad (which comes in two sizes) and the pen. It is very sticky so takes embossing powder and dry chalks well. It is also a watermark pad/pen and can be used to create lovely backgrounds as the ink dries to one shade darker that the card stock used – dark card is especially effective with this technique.
Emboss (tinted & Clear) these pads again contain glycerine and are intended for use with embossing powders but can also be used with dry chalks.