Okay, I still haven't heard from Tsukineko about my problems with the new Memento Ink colors. It's really weird how spotty (pun not intended) their performance is. Here are two cards, largely identical except for the colors. The blue one was stamped with old colors, and the green one with new colors. You can see a small but significant difference in the quality of the images.
As you can see, the greens aren't terrible, they just aren't great. But honestly, I cannot get even this mediocre level of performance from them consistently. (And yes, I know the big white blotch on the far right of the card is from detritus on the stamp, not the ink. Bad stamper!)
So now for the unintended consequences...
Memento inks have been my go-to inks for a while now, which means I've been neglecting all the other inks I own. And I own a lot of inks. So now that I'm playing around with others (so to speak), I'm falling back in love with them again. The VersaColor cubes, for example, are delightful, and I have almost 45 of them. I do wish VersaColor had pretty oranges, though. Memento oranges are fabulous.
Anyway, you'll be seeing the difference in the next couple of weeks. And I, for one, am heartily glad that this hobby of ours gives us so many wonderful choices. When one thing doesn't work, another is bound to work just fine!
PS Many thanks to all who have supported my new blog, Transforming Common Days. You rock!
stamps: Papertrey Beautiful Blooms, Simple Little Things
paper: PTI white
accessories: corner rounder, dimensionals