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…




















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1,691 thoughts on “Video: Faux Texture Inking + Mini Distress Ink Pad Giveaway!”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. 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 .

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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 🙂

  15. 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!

  16. I seem to have a problem with storing my distress inks as any container I use that is NOT the ranger tins will not keep the inks secure enough that if the container is flipped, the tops don’t come off causing them to dry. Do these containers keep them pretty secure if flipped over or is there still a lot of wiggle room above the inks? Thanks!

  17. i love all your videos. they are so professional and very clear in their message.

    i was very interested in the distress oxide one you did, and i am looking forward to more of those.

    i really enjoy using the mini distress ink pads, though i am kind of lost as to what goes with what.

    thank you for all the information given in a clear way

  18. I loved the vibrant colors even if it was a mistake with your camera!!! Thanks Jennifer!! Love your videos!!!!

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