Basic Supplies – Card and Ink

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Which card do you need with which ink to get the best results… if you feel that some product is missing please let us know.


Stamping Ink

Midnight ink pad & refill – Catherine Pooler Designs – (foam pad) best for waterbased colouring and can be used for alcohol colouring* Also available in mini size *

Jet Black ink pad – Ranger – (felt pad) best for waterbased colouring and mixed media

Tuxedo Black ink pad – Memento – (felt pad)  best for alcohol colouring


Card For Watercolouring/Ink Blending

Bristol Vellum card 100lb – Strathmore ***

Bristol Smooth card 100lb – Strathmore ***

XL Bristol (one side smooth, one side textured) card 98lb – Canson

XL Watercolour card 140lb – Canson

Watercolour card – Ken Oliver


Card for Alcohol markers (and stamping)

Solar White card 80lb – Neenah (great for heat embossing too)

Premium White card 100lb – Catherine Pooler Designs*


Card bases and Speciality card

Not Your Mamas card 130lb – Brutus Monroe

Classic Crest card 110lb – Neenah

Premium White pre-scored card 100lb – Catherine Pooler Designs

Heavyweight 40lb vellum – Bazzill Basics – suitable for heat embossing, alcohol and waterbased colouring (with little water)

Lunch Bag card 100lb – Brutus Monroe – kraft coloured

Raven card 100lb – Brutus Monroe – black coloured


Find the Basic Craft Tools (adhesive, stamping blocks, blending brushes, heat embossing tools, cleaning products) at this blog post here


*Heat setting may be required on non – Catherine Pooler Designs Cardstock.

** Jet Black and Midnight ink pad (both archival) will stain high-quality stamps, so ink lightly to ensure you only ink up the actual stamp part.  Clean immediately with your favourite cleaner, such as Squeaky Clean stamp cleaner.

*** My most used card are these two Strathmore Bristol.

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