Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Product Review: Clearsnap Premium Dye Ink mini pads!

 The Splitcoast Product Focus team has been working for weeks with these adorable mini Premium Dye ink pads from Clearsnap - we'd love for you to come over and see our reviews and samples! This is the color set available now - fun colors with lots of room to expand.

My favorite thing about these mini felt pads is the size - my hands are small, and these are so easy to hang on to!

Here's a peek at the inside - the size of the pad is perfect for quick swipes on a craft sheet or across watercolor paper for backgrounds and faux watercolor effects.

Here are some peeks at what I did with the inks - I'll share the full cards on another day so they get the stage. On the bicycle card I stamped in Mud Pie, then made a small palette with the ink on an acrylic block, and filled in a few of the details and splattered the background.

For the background panel, I scored some lines then swiped down the panel with Mud Pie, Fog and Coal inks for a faux wood grain. A little misting with water brought out some pink tones from the Mud Pie ink - so fun!

This background was done 'direct-to-paper' using Jelly, Fog, and Coal inks, then misted and sprinkled with kosher salt. The skyline was also stamped with Coal ink (several impressions using the MISTI).

For another background, I swiped Fog and Jelly inks on a craft sheet, and laid my watercolor paper into the misted ink for a softer background (this one was salted as well). I used a homemade stencil to sponge in the hills, stamped, and misted again to let the ink bleed just slightly.

Also - remember this card? The girls were stamped in Coal ink and colored with Copic markers - no bleeding!

These inks have all the properties you'd expect of a quality dye ink - water reactive, fast drying, vibrant color, crisp stamped images... in a tidy and cute little package!

Come read our review and see the samples the team has made - they're beautiful! And stay tuned for these cards in a guest post for Whimsy Stamps!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Dina, what a great review and photos! And I love your cards! The last one is just one of the sweetest with the two girls! Hugs!

  2. Gorgeous cards and I just LOVE the bicycle card, great textures...x