Monday, February 3, 2014

CTS # 62 and Help Needed

I don't know if any of you have had this problem, but I wanted to share it in case you have and know how to fix it.  I has to do with ink changing color.

Here is a card I posted yesterday.

Notice the color of the button card?  I also stamped a second card at the same time.  This is what it looks like today.

It's not your screen.  The ink actually turned green.

Here's my card for the challenge at CASE this Sketch.

See those inked hearts in the middle?  When I did a practice piece, the hearts were the same color as the background paper.  On the card they are slowly turning orange as I sit here.

Lightbulb!! I could have sworn the first card I posted here was inked in the same Worn Lipstick Distress Ink I used on this card and when I went to post it the next day it looked gold.  Since I had just gotten both the Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey inks, I thought maybe I forgot which one I used.  Now I see that the ink changed color on that card, too.

The first one was stamped and the color changed on the first one I did.  The second was inked through a stencil and the color changed on the second one I did.  Weird, huh?  I sure hope someone has some experience with this and can tell me what to do.  I will go back and reink the hearts and hope the color stays this time.  BTW the ink is from two different companies and the same paper was used in all cases.

Thanks for any insight you can give me and for stopping by to visit.


  1. I love the cascade of hearts on the CTS card and have no insight on the ink changing color?!

  2. Pretty cards--I don't have a solution about your ink, except perhaps contact customer service of the ink company or paper company. I have had a problem with a couple of inks where the color is not consistent each time I stamp. I think it may have to do with the ink interacting with the baby wipe solution I use to wipe my stamps, so I will ink and stamp a couple of times on scratch paper before using any of those tricky inks. But, that does not seem to be the same problem you are having. Perhaps is your house haunted by some sort of crafty gremlins?

  3. What an interesting conundrum, Bobby. I'm sorry to say that I've never had that happen to me. I'm mean I'm not sorry about that, but I'm sorry I have no solution for you. It's so freaky that maybe Joyce is onto something! If you write to the companies, you should prolly do a video to show it. Good luck. I will await your follow-up! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Weird!!!! Wish I could offer some insight.

  5. Huh. I am stumped! Although what Joyce says does make some sense. How very frustrating! Despite the colour change I still love your sweet hearts and their lace border. Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  6. Lovely cards! Great take on the sketch!