Video: Faux Texture Inking + Mini Distress Ink Pad Giveaway!

Hello! Today I have a fun faux texture inking technique along with a peek at the newest colors of Mini Distress Ink Pads. Oh, and a giveaway!

[All supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Again, my apologies for the poor video lighting!]

I don’t think I have any one product I use more than Distress Ink. The number and type of techniques you can use this ink for is incredible! Today I used various Mini Distress Ink colors along with my Mini Ink Blending Tool over a flower stencil for fast and smooth coloring. I then laid the Dreamweaver Stencil Screen over the stencil and inked some more… creating the grid-like texture you see on the leaves and flowers. Such a fun way to stretch your products.

I also did this technique to the edge of my card… and added a black and white stamped strip for contrast. Oh, and that greeting? It is a new one from Avery Elle. So fun!

Distress Inks have always been available in full-size ink pads but are now also available in a mini size. This size is great for anyone who wants to get their hands on a lot of colors, or just likes the convenience of working with a small size. There were originally 12 mini colors, but today Ranger released 12 more. I store my mini ink pads in little sandwich containers (love this line of containers), along with a Mini Ink Blending Tool and replacement foams. This works so very well! I have three containers for my inks and they store easily.

Want to procrastinate a bit this Monday morning and check out a few more of my Distress Ink videos?


How would you like to try the 12 newest colors of Mini Distress Ink Pads? Just leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 4/21/14 for your chance to win.


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson click on EH and for Amazon click AMZ…




















1,688 CommentsAvery Elle, Cards, Distress Ink, Stencils, Tim Holtz Products, Videos

  1. JC

    Beautiful card! I would love to try out the new mini distress inks…thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Oh my goodness! I love Tim Holtz distress inks and would love to win this neat prize!

  3. Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Lazann Ryle

    I had no idea Tim had the mini pads, and since storage space is a problem for me, this is the perfect solution to being able to collect all the colors. Love, love, love them.

  5. Gail

    Love this one! What a great idea, and you have renewed my love for STAMPING again! Thanks Jennifer!!! I have been trying some techniques and my cart is up to $200+ Ah!!!! Hoping for Mom’s Day my family gets me a e-gift LOL! Again a million thanks!!!

  6. LKJones

    Thanks for the great idea. I have some of that plastic screen. I didn’t know what do do with it. Now I do:) great idea.

  7. marilyn c

    Love the faux texture inking! Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Deb Pereira

    Thanks for sharing your techniques

  9. Dana S

    Love all your work and this is a favorite. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Judy Sissel

    I have learned so many neat tips for card making from you-Thanks so much. You make me want to get busy and make cards.

  11. Becky Morehead

    All of these cards are amazing. I love learning the techniques, but it is a great help having all of the products needed in an orderly list. Becky

  12. Elizabeth Lumsden

    You have so many tricks up your sleeve! Great technique, thanks for sharing.

  13. Anna Jernigan

    Beautiful, I love texture. I watched Betsy Feldman do that “combing” right on her stamp? I got lots of mileage out of that technique, plus it’s a fun texture, for a change.
    Now, I am going to get some of that screen, and do YOUR method of adding texture..
    You are so clever, and come up with the coolest ideas. Love your videos. TFS !!!
    That first card, that you don’t like. Well, I thought less clouds might have worked better.
    Funny, I am more critical about my cards, but… hubby has his pointers. Sometimes I listen, sometimes I don’t. LOL I haven’t decided if having his critiquing, is a good thing, or not a good thing. Ha. LOL

  14. janine

    was going to go get some of these today but to win some would be better! ;-)

  15. Louanne Collins

    Thanks for the chance to win some of these new mini Distress inks! After watching your videos, I am ready to play with stamping again and especially with the Distress inks.

  16. What a pretty card! Thanks for the chance to win……….

  17. I just love how you show case so many techniques for products most of us crafters have. Love love your vids. TFS. Jo

  18. Sandra Christman

    I really enjoy watching your u tube channel. Today’s, with the mini Tim Holtz colors on the card is awesome. I am glad they come in mini size and I would love to receive some

  19. Kathy Isble

    Love this idea and so simple to do really adds a lot of texture without the bulk. Thanks

  20. Judy Shirley

    love this card…going to try…

  21. Marilyn K

    Love the cards you make. Would love the Mini Distress Inks.

  22. Perron

    I’d love try those inks! thank you for this giveaway, hope i’ll win :)

  23. Raine

    Great video! I love the new distress colors!

  24. judy

    Love your ideas! Just watched your question/answer session with Kristina! Both inspire me! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas! Would Love to get my hands on some min I Distress!

  25. I really love the distress inks by Tim Holtz! Would love to win these! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize!

  26. Jenn

    Just want to say thank you for all your great videos on card making.
    I watch every morning b4 starting my day.
    Keep on crafting u r great at it .

  27. Jennifer

    Your card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing all of your cards and techniques. I have learned alot

  28. Natalie

    I am a Distress Ink junkie and would so appreciate the 12 newest mini pads.

  29. Momo Fisher

    You always do such a fine job in explaining how to do a technique. I am new to this stamping and appreciate all the help I can get. Thanks.

  30. Janpfh

    You always come up with the best techniques! Love this one. The chance to get all of the new minis is a great bonus. I love my minis!

  31. Cindy Bliss

    I would love to win some of these mini’s. I have a few and they are so much fun to use different ways. The colors are beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity.

  32. I have used some of the mini inks and I love them! I would love to win some of them since I am on a limited budget each month and can’t afford to buy many of the craft supplies that I need. How great it would be to win some of these inks! And I like your idea on keeping them in the clear boxes with the blender tool. If I get enough to do that I sure will! Hope I win! I sure could use these! Thank you.. God bless & Happy Crafting :)

  33. Oh, YAY! I’ve been waiting for more colors. Love these little ink pads. Thanks for the chance and for this wonderful video. You and Tim both rock!

  34. mary witkowski

    Fantabulous! I have a scrap piece of window screen that I did not want to toss out because you know, there is GOT to be a way to use it!! Thanks for this wonderful textural idea!! All the best to you Jennifer!

  35. Julie Lutz

    fun video. I love the new colors and the storage idea.

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