You know how much I love stamps. And I definitely spread the wealth. Staying with just one stamp company just isn't any fun for me. There are way too many great companies out there to not branch out! In the time that Inque Boutique has been around, I haven't really given them a try. Recently, they were having a sale so I thought I'd take the plunge and give them a try. I bought mine from The Purple Turtle Shoppe.
Another neat thing about these stamps is that the back of them is already clingy. There is no need to adhere them to ez mount, which is what I usually do with my unmounted stamps.
Here are the stamps on the opposite side. That leads me to the third really neat thing about them. The picture is on the back of the stamp. You just pop these onto an acrylic block and you can see exactly where you are stamping the image. This was especially useful when stamping out the words. I usually get those crooked the first couple of times but with the writing on the back of the stamp, I knew exactly where I was stamping.
The one possible downside includes a bit of a learning curve. I've used unmounteds, wood mounteds and acrylic stamps. I know how much pressure each kind needs. These I need to work on a bit. There is a black cushiony mat that comes with these stamps and its recommended that you use that when stamping. I tried it but it didn't give me a perfect image every time like it claims. Like everything else, I just need to learn the subtleties to using these stamps. That was a small downside and not enough for me not to buy/use these stamps.
And here is my first card made with these stamps. This is my offering for the Dirty Girls Dare week - the dare by JulieHRR was to embrace white space so here you go. The card itself is pretty simple, in fact it can be a 5 minute card when using an assembly line.
Overall, I was pleased with my new Inque Boutique stamps and you will definitely be seeing more of them here in the future.