2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Wrong Ink Pad, Wrong Ink Color

2-Minute Tuesday Tips by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I think it’s safe to say this has happened to all of us at one time or another.  We’re stamping, jammin’ to some tunes, having a GREAT time but the fun comes to an abrupt end when we realize we just tapped a Strawberry Slush inked stamp into a Crisp Cantaloupe  ink pad, totally ruining the ink pad.  Yep!  It happens and there is GOOD NEWS!  It can be fixed!

Today’s video is going to address this issue because it’s a big one.  We’ve all done it so don’t think you’re the only one who has ever made this mistake.  

A few tips about repairing ink pads…

  1. DO work quickly to remove the ink that is cross-contaminated.
  2. DON’T try to press the ink down into the stamp pad thinking blending it in will make it better.  It won’t.  Trust me.  In fact, this is the fastest way to make it unrepairable.
  3. DON’T throw the ink pad away because it IS salvageable.
  4. DO have ink refills for all your ink pads on hand so you can fix the boo-boo and get back to stamping.

Let me share with you today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip on how to repair your ink pad disasters.

If you are unable to view the video, CLICK HERE to view it online. 

Ink refills come in our 4 Color Collections (and you save $5 buying them this way) OR you can buy them individually for only $2.95 each (usa).  A small investment to make, really. And the refills will keep your ink pads juicy whenever they need it and let’s face it…. when you NEED the ink refill is not the time to buy it but before you need it, am I right?

If you haven’t invested in the refills yet, don’t put it off.  They are such a key tool in your stamping repertoire.  

When you order, be sure to use the NOVEMBER HOSTESS CODE 6R7M9KVF to receive your Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild videos for this month!  You won’t want to miss them!

Click on a picture above to order OR if you need individual colors, go to my ONLINE STORE and click on INK & COLORING, then INK REFILLS to see all the colors. 

I hope that you found some great tips in today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip!  Have a wonderful day my friends!  See ya back here tomorrow for Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild!

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3 Responses to “2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Wrong Ink Pad, Wrong Ink Color”

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  1. Maria Rodriguez. says:

    YIKES!! Been there, done that!!! and, to make it worse, I’ve done what you said NOT to do, and that is push the wrong ink hard into the ink pad thinking it will kind of dissolve or mix, or disappear, non of which happened. So, I have a couple of ink pads that are like this Connie, one of them is Wild Wasabi and the other one is Daffodil Delight, with darker inks in the middle area so I just kind of use the corners, ugghhh!!
    I have not bought the ink refills but I think I will, little by little, it’s a great idea.
    Thank you for sharing this tip, I only wish you would have posted it before I made those big boo boos.
    I hope this tip will help a lot of people before they make this little mistake worse.

    • Randy Rimington says:

      I m so glad you shared that boo-boo repair. I also loved how you used a spoon to smooth out the ink. Great idea. How about the White Craft ink. Can I smooth it out the same way? My craft ink has little white dots all over the pad where I dripped the ink on it and it looks weird.

  2. Maria Rodriguez. says:

    Oh GRRRR!! I left a comment earlier but it didn’t get through, I don’t know why.
    I said that I’ve been there and done exactly that, specially the tip on what NOT to do if you make this mess of a boo boo. I messed up a Daffodil Delight with a More Mustard ink pad and a Wild Wasabi with a Garden Green, just because I was in a bit of a rush.
    I pushed the ink on that spot hard into the ink pad thinking it will mix or disappear or whatever but neither of this things happened. I didn’t throw it away, I just use the corners, I wish I would have known about this solution when I was making this mess even worse.
    You are a gem Connie, thank you so much for sharing your incredible talent in all the areas of this wonderful craft.

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