This is one of those questions that is hard to answer, and usually just gets the response “I would buy them all”. Catherine Poolers Inks fall into this category. But with that being said, and if if I have to pick just a few to start off your collection, I would choose…to make another card and then answer the question at the bottom of this post.
Creating this Card:
This card was created using a stencil, and a few of the CP ink colors. I decided to go with more of an ocean theme of ink pads to match the main image. When using a blending brush the colors meld together beautifully. I chose to use Garden Party, Suede Shoes and Aquatina stamp pads. The stencil, Water Ripples, is a layering stencil from La La Land Crafts, and works perfectly with the theme. If you think this card layout looks familiar it is because I cased one of my own cards from back in the day when I was splitting the card front without the Revealer die option.
The main image is from the hilarious clear stamp set Lookin’ Shark, and also has an outline die if you choose this option. The fun card separation is now easy to achieve with the Revealers 1 die set. After I cut the front panel apart with the die, I ran it through the embossing machine using the Wave Lengths embossing folder. This layer was popped up, and then the OOPS! Word and Shadow die was used to finish off the card.
…If I Had to Choose
I am going to answer this questions and tell you why. Now mind you I really mean buy them all, with the refills of course, but seeing as there are over 80 to choose from we can start with 3 ink pads instead. I chose 3 primary colors from the ink line, because when you blend them together you will find that you have 6 colors in various shades. Now you have Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, and Purple. You are welcome! Be sure and get the refills so you never have a “dead in the water” ink pad. You can find the full range HERE.
BV20 BV23 BV25 BV29
C1 C3 C5