Complete Ink Swatch Book Downloads

A few weeks ago I shared a video showing my Ink Swatch Book, along with many free ink swatch downloads. Today I am sharing my final batch of downloads, along with an editable file if you want to create your own.

In case you missed it – here the video I shared a few weeks ago that explains how I organize my ink swatches. I am still very much loving and very much USING this book.


I use coin pages to hold my 2” x 2” ink swatches and hold the pages together with ring clips. The Simon Says Stamp Swatch Stamp works perfectly for getting a nice ink sample on each square. (However, you can use any stamp you may have.) This makes for a very convenient ink organization system. I love it! I plan to also add my cardstock swatches to the book.

We have created many free downloadable ink swatch pages for many popular ink lines. At the end of the list are two editable files – one for Photoshop and one for Microsoft Word. Between these files, you should have everything you need to get organized. All you have to do is download the files (click DOWNLOAD for each) and print on your favorite white cardstock. (I printed mine on Neenah since that is what I use most.) Some inks have more than one page since there are so many colors.

Please note that today I have made the final additions – downloads for Close To My Hearts, Ranger Archival, Hero Arts Chalk, new Memento Dye, new My Favorite Things Hybrid and Versafine Inks. I also added an editable Word document and updated/fixed Stampin’ Up downloads.

I feel so relieved to have a system that works for me. I hope it works for you, too! Many people have been sharing their swatch books using my downloads. If you have, please share your pictures below.

I must give out a big shout to Karen Kelly who developed many of the additional ink company swatches shared here. She is so very awesome for doing this. And don’t worry… I am spoiling her with many stamping treats in return. :) If you see any boo-boos, please leave them in the comments below. I will get them fixed and update this page afterwards.

Enjoy!

WINNERS

Some winners: Beatrice Lawson gets the Altenew stamp… Jennifer Harrison won the Hero Arts stamps… and Barbara Lassiter will soon get the Mini Ink Blending Tools!

SUPPLIES

71 CommentsDownloads, Videos

  1. Kim Sharabba

    Can I just tell you how much these downloads have helped me? Thank you so much.

  2. Bravo et merci beaucoup!

  3. Kathie

    Thank you so much. I really appreciate you sharing all your hard work.
    Hugs, Kathie

  4. Rita

    Hi, I loved watching your ink swatch vids….I used your idea with the inked tags for all of my embossing folders close to 100 & counting & included a pattern/numbering system to track each one. Anyhow, back to inks…Ive tried several diff brands & have come to really like the Tsukineko Inks of the dew drop size to cut down cost & to get more colors and nearly have the complete sets in the chalk, dye & brilliance line. Since you seem to be an expert on many inks, what is your impression of these since you dont seem to have any. I also have about dozen TH Distress inks & several StazOn. I plan to also use your system for my embossing powders as well of about 2 dozen kinds. Thanks again & appreciate your advice & input. Crafters UNITE!!

  5. Kathy H

    Thank you JENNIFER. Have you done something similar for Copics? The inks don’t match the cap colors.

  6. Wow, the ink downloads have grown. I didn’t know you were making additions but many will appreciate them I’m sure. I just finished my ink swatches and the labels for all inks and have now stored them in my wonderful new ink wall unit from Organize More. I can’t thank you enough for your aids in achieving this wonderful addition to my life as a card maker. Thank you so much for sharing!!! I have one hint for others who may not find a download for their ink or those who need another way to label. . .I used my label maker to label the ink swatches which looks neat and similar to the downloads.

  7. This is a wonderful way to catalog the ink colors! Just an FYI…I just cut and stamped the Pure Color inks from W Plus 9 and found two differences in the ink names. Bloomsberry on your square – my ink pad says Blossomsberry. Ocean Blue on your square – Ocean Drive on my ink pad label. Thanks again for sharing these downloads!

  8. Sally Eidson

    Wow Jennifer! You’ve really done a lot of amazing work for organization. Thank you so kindly for sharing this. Your video was great! I have to agree with you about not wanting the binder as the rings will be so much easier and quicker to grab and select your colors~ Great job~

  9. Maria W

    First, I want to say THANK YOU so much for these files! It has saved me a ton of work, and I love how they look!

    Second, I think there must be an error with the Stampin’ Up files. Page 1 is basically identical to page 9, with the exception of three more colors on page 1. I think there might be a missing page – here are colors I have tried without success to find so far on the swatch pages:
    - Positively Pink
    - Mint Melody
    - Eggplant Envy
    - Bliss Blue
    - Baroque Burgundy
    - Rose Romance
    - Marvelous Magenta
    - Mauve Mist
    - Forest Foliage

    Third, there’s a small error on page 4 – it says “Summbr Starfruit” instead of “Summer.” (:

    Thanks again for providing these! It’s been very fun to do!

  10. Maria W

    Also just ran across Green Galore and Basic Brown not being anywhere that I can find. Thank you so much for thinking to include an edit-your-own doc so I’m not stuck! (:

  11. Traci Brennan

    Thank you so much for the downloads! What an enormous amount of work you have saved for me. I appreciate you!

  12. Lyndsey

    First let me say “Thank You” for taking the time to create these great downloads for us! I sat down not long ago to make swatches for all of my ink pads and love the system. However I do have one question for you (or anyone else who made swatches) regarding the colors looking not quite right. In the video your impressions look so nice and even, whereas my results are blotchy and some colors are off.

    I chose a solid image stamp from one of the Simon Says Stamp card kit sets to use for the swatches. I have all the Distress Inks, most Simon Says Stamp inks, quite a few Colorbox Pigment inks, many Hero Arts Shadow inks, a few Memento Luxe, and random colors from various other brands I have tried over the years. I made sure to clean the stamp with a baby wipe in between each color, but about halfway through my process I started noticing that the ink swatches were looking kind of off. I would swipe the pad on a scratch paper then compare it to the swatch only to find that my colors looked off.

    I then went back and re-stamped a few colors using different stamps and got different color results. I’m not sure where I went wrong. Did you use the same stamp the entire time? Did your stamp become permanently stained an orange-brown color? Did your colors look off after a while? I tried to clean my stamp using stamp cleaner, soap and water, even rubbing alcohol and would get a few good impressions, but then it’d be right back to looking off.

    I ended up switching stamps a few times so the colors would be true, but I find my results with the original stamp so strange. Even after several days of sitting unused, when I went back to the original stamp to make some new swatches from some ink that arrived in the mail I didn’t get good color quality. (it drives me nuts that not all my swatches are the same image…a tad OCD I guess)

    Any ideas? Perhaps someone else experienced this??

    Thanks for your help and any feedback you can give.

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