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5 Close To My Heart Black Ink Pads Explained…

Have you been confused over the 5 different Close To My Heart Black Ink Pad options? Same! From basic Black to Intense Black and everything in between… why do we need 5 options?

Well, for starters, while each pad is similar in appearance, each pad is uniquely formulated to produce a different stamping result.

Let’s take a minute to sort out the differences and blast past any beginner feelings you may be having about the different ink pads that are available. What do you say?

Black Exclusive Inks Pad…

CTMH - Black Ink Pad

This is the number 1 ‘go-to’ for any paper-crafter!

Formula: Acid-free, pH-neutral, water-based, dye ink.
Best used for: Cardmaking, Tags, Sentiments and images that will not be colored.
*Also available in a beautiful array of 40 colors!

Archival Black Exclusive Inks Pad…

CTMH - Archival Pad

This pad is the richest black of all the blacks.

Formula: Solvent-based, acid-free, waterproof, light-fast, fade-proof, non-smearing, archival and permanent.
Best used for: Project preservation. Scrapbook Pages or Family Recipe Books are a great example of this.
*Also works best on Vellum!

Intense Black Exclusive Inks Pad…

CTMH - Intense Black Pad

Looking to color or add water to your images? Make this your go to pad!

Formula: Waterproof, non-smearing, fast-drying, fade-resistant, solvent-based, archival.
Best used for: Coloring images with markers and watercolors.
*Check out the new Tri-Blend Alcohol Markers!

Black Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad…

CTMH - Pigment Pad

If you love heat embossing you’ll want this pad!

Formula: Acid-free, fade-resistant, Pigment-based, drys permanent on pourus surfaces after heat-setting.
Best used for: Heat embossed projects to obtain a beautiful, shiny, raised image. Perfect for giving your sentiments a pop!
*Also available in 8 beautiful Colors!

Black Stazon™ Ink Pad…

CTMH - Black Stazon

Graduate beyond paper and explore different mediums with this Ink Pad!

Formula: Fast-drying, solvent-based ink, acid-free.
Best used on: Plastic, metal, glass, ceramic, laminated paper, coated paper, leather, and other non-porous surfaces. Not recommended for fabrics.
*Also available in Brown!

I hope the above explanations are as helpful to you as they have been for me. To help you understand each type of Close To My Heart Black Ink Pad in a more hands-on way, I invite you to download this FREE PRINTABLE

Black Ink Chart

As you can see, there is even extra space for you to stamp a sample image!

If you have any questions, please be sure to ask. I’m always happy to help!

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