My Favorite Crafty Things — Inks (Updated)

Hello! This post and video is a “re-do” of my earlier video. I wanted to clarify what I was trying to explain about clear stamp quality, etc. I apologize for explaining it so poorly!  Please check the new video. Thank you and have a good day!

Hi! I am back with another My Favorite Crafty Things post. Today is all about ink!

Over the next several weeks, I will (randomly – lol) be sharing my favorite crafty products of 2017. If you haven’t checked out THIS video, please do so – it explains how the series works.

I have lots to share, including big giveaways (see below) and even store discounts. Who doesn’t love a deal!?

  • Ellen Hutson is offering 10% off your order! Use the code “JensFaves17” through 12/3/17 when shopping HERE.
    (Valid on in-stock merchandise only. Excludes BCRF Fundraiser set and Mama Elephant releases within the last 90 days. Not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with other offers.)
  • Simon Says Stamp is currently offering a free stamp set with any purchase! While supplies last… no code needed. See image below. Shop HERE.
  • Simon Says Stamp is offering my readers $10 off purchases of $75 or more during 12/11/17 to 12/18/17 ! Use the code “JENFAVES” when shopping HERE.
    (Note the dates. Valid on in-stock merchandise only. Not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with other offers.)
  • Altenew is offering 5% off for my readers through 12/4/17! Use the code “JENNIFER2017” when shopping HERE.
    (One discount code per order. Cannot be combined with other discount codes. See image below.)
  • Gina K. Designs is offering a FREE stamp set to my viewers!! Shop HERE.
    (Good for orders over $50 – just add “JENNIFER” into the instruction box at checkout.)

Let’s talk inks…

[Warning: This video is long. You can instead just check out the stamps below. All products are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails. Affiliate links may be used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

If you are interested in any products, click on one of the store icons under the product images.

Gina K Designs Ink Pads
[ SSS | GNK ]
Gina K Designs Ink Cubes
[ SSS | GNK ]
Gina K Designs Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Altenew Ink Pads
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN ]
Altenew Ink Cubes
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN ]
Reverse Confetti Ink Pads
[ SSS | RVR ]
Reverse Confetti Ink Cubes
[ SSS | RVR ]
Distress Oxide Inks
[ SSS | ELH ]
Distress Oxide Reinkers
[ SSS | ELH ]
Mini Distress Ink Pads
[ SSS | ELH ]
Distress Ink Reinkers
[ SSS | ELH ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Black Dye Ink
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Reverse Confetti Midnight Ink
[ SSS | RVR ]
Reverse Confetti Midnight Mini Ink Pad
[ SSS | RVR ]
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
[ SSS | HA ]
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
[ SSS | ELH ]
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Cube
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS | ELH ]
VersaMark Ink Cube
[ SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink
[ ELH | SSS | HA ]
Hero Arts White Dye Ink
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige Ink
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink
[ SSS | ELH ]
Neenah Class Crest 110lb 25 Sheets…
[ SSS | ELH ]
Neenah Class Crest 110lb Cardstock Ream
Ink Swatch Downloads
[ JNN ]
Dye VS. Pigment Ink Comparison Video
[ YTB ]
My Other Favorite Inks Video
[ YTB ]
Distresss Oxide Ink Video
[ YTB ]


Looking to learn more about inks? Here are a few videos to check out:


This list of Favorite Crafty Things makes a great gift guide. Feel free to pass along this link or print the page and circle what you are interested in. Don’t forget the discount codes, too!

See you soon for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2017. You can keep up to date on all the topics HERE… and for my lists from 2016, click HERE.


Throughout this series, I will have LOTS of prizes! Today I have THREE giveaways! You could win one of these prizes:

  • 5 Gina K Designs Ink Pads
  • 12 Distress Oxide Ink Pads
  • $20 gift certificate to Reverse Confetti! (Thanks, Jen!)


For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/15/17 telling me your favorite ink. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post on my blog and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Prizes are personally donated except Reverse Confetti.)

See you again soon!

[Please note that I purchased many of the products in this post personally, but not all. Regardless, the decision to include them in this list was my own. I truly like these products and companies. For more info, visit HERE. If you have questions, please email me.]

Leave a Comment

244 thoughts on “My Favorite Crafty Things — Inks (Updated)”

  1. My favorite inks are Stampin’ up! inks, I have tried so many different brands but I really like the coverage I get with theirs. I just wish they came in cube size for smaller images ( I use a sponge dauber now)

  2. Can’t afford to get a lot of different inks but I have the basics, Memeto Tuxedo black, Versamark for embossing and some mini distress inks. I ordered the oxide distress and waiting for them to come in the mail so I can play with them. Hope it is as easy as you make it look. Have a great day and thanks for sharing!

  3. I am recently liking Altenew inks a lot, but I have inks from several companies because of colors. Some of my suuuuper old Stampin’ Up inks are still favorites. I don’t think I could live without versafine onyx black.

  4. Thanks so much Jennifer! My favorites are the Oxide Distress inks. I can usually wait and get a few inks at a time but for those I bought them fairly quickly, love them.

  5. Thanks again for this amazing video. My favorite ink at the moment are the distress oxide ones love how they blend.

  6. I am a huge fan of versamark ink for its embossing capabilities. I also really like the delicata (sp??) shimmer inks and distress inks. I’m wanting to explore my black ink doptions to find what works best for me. I’m also anxiously awaiting trying the distress oxide inks. I’ve LOVED everything I’ve seen where they’ve been used. Also, the Gina K. inks look amazing too so want to give them a try too. I really do need another income to support this habit of mine, lol!

  7. How can you pick just one ink?! I mostly own Stampin’ Up! inks, but I am finding that I am buying more and more other inks to expand my selections…Right now I am obsessed with Altenew Inks. I love that they create the mini cubes in 4 coordinating colors. I’ve used these to see which colors I really use most and then buy the larger pads in those colors. I also like Papertrey Ink and My Favorite Things inks though. (and distress oxide of course).

  8. I just upgraded (I’ve been making do with cheap inks up until now…) and purchased a Lawn Fawn ink, because a little elf told me I’m probably getting some Copics for Christmas! I haven’t tried it yet, but I have high hopes for fantastic performance. I must say, I am mightily intrigued by the Distress Oxide inks! I haven’t ever used any Distress inks before!

  9. Distress inks are fun and it’s hard to mess them up. Just getting started with distress oxides. For color inks I pick colors rather than brands.

  10. My favourite inks are definitely Ranger Distress and Ranger Distress Oxides. Always my go to inks to use.

  11. Honestly, in the past I have used black ink, and colored in my images. I’m now starting to branch out a little and after your video on the first set of distress oxide inks, I took the plunge, ordered the set, and I LOVE them! I have discovered A whole new world of possibilities and boy has it been fun. As always, thanks for sharing your videos and ideas.

  12. The only ink I have in many colors in Distress Ink / Oxide Ink. Otherwise, I’ve got just a few colors from different brands.

  13. My favorite inks are Distress Oxides and Catherine Pooler’s inks. These inks are so easy to use and have great colors and blendability. Thanks for sharing!!

  14. I’m loving Distressed Oxide ink. Slowly building up my color pallet. Hoping my children got the hint for Christmas.

  15. I really love the HA inks and Distress Inks. However I really have been wanting to try Altenew inks and Distress Oxides! You really make great selling points–I always trust your opinions!

  16. My Favorite Ink is the classic memento black. Distress Inks are my favorite blending inks, need to get into the distress oxides!

  17. My favorite inks are the Distress Oxides. I just love playing with them to see what beautiful backgrounds I come up with, and they stamp wonderfully. I mostly use Stampin’ Up! die inks for my normal stamping.

  18. Its’ hard to pick just one line but I love Distress inks for their awesome qualities, they work and blend like no other ink I’ve used!

  19. I love Versafine for stamping sentiments, they always come out crisp and clean. I also love Distress inks for cloring and blending.

  20. THANK YOU for sharing! There is a real art to knowing the right ink for each type of project!
    Memento Tuxedo Black and Versamark are my most used ink, black for Copic marker creations, Versamark for magical heat embossing 🙂

  21. Right now my favorite ink is the Versamark clear ink. I love to use it with all my different colored embossing powder. Ever since I saw a demonstration at Paper Source years ago I have been hooked.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *