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. Love the textured look on this card. I also think the mini ink pads are brilliant for people who want to get lots of colours but at an affordable price. I bought several sets of the Hero Arts minis to get me started and I love them.

  2. Thanks for the generous offer. I will probably be buying these anyhow … It would be lovely to win them. God bless.

  3. Good morning from Victoria Australia, it is Easter Sunday here and a perfect time for looking at some of your inspirational videos and chocolate eggs. I really enjoyed this video and can’t wait to get to the craft desk and have a play. The mini blending tools look awesome and the matching ink pads are super cute. I haven’t got any yet but they are certainly on my wish list. Thank you Jennifer for your wonderful inspirations!

  4. What a cool idea using that screen for texture. Would love to get my hands on some mini distress inks as I have very few but none of the colors. WOW what a give away! Thanks Jennifer.

  5. I think your card is very original and creative. Every time I watch
    a video I learn more and more ways to use the tools that I have
    on hand and learn about the newest products out. Thx

  6. I just love watching you create Jennifer, thanks for the chance to win those great mini distress inks.

  7. Lovely card!! Love learning another new technique from you!! I love tim holtz distress inks always wanted to buy but couldn’t afford them but these mini ones are perfect and soo cutee!! Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!

  8. Just watched this video and can’t quite beehive how simple but effective the texture technique is. Thanks for the inspiration and off to give it a try. Xx

  9. these are the cutest lil ink pads id ever seen!! im loving the round foam blending tool as well! thank u for sharing jennifer and thanks for the chance to win!!

  10. Hi Jennifer,
    I just started following you on You Tube and I love all of your techniques and storage ideas. They have inspired me to get back into papercrafting again. I will definitely look forward to seeing more of your videos and follow you on your Blog. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas.

  11. Your wonderful videos are very bad for my wallet! I love the mini rounded applicators too. So easy to use!

  12. Just recently discovered your videos and got hooked! Love a chance to win the mini distress inks, thanks!

  13. The mini distress inks are wonderful. Great for those who don’t stamp a lot. Love your card and the techniques you shared with. I will be on the lookout for other ways to add texture like the screen.

  14. Beautiful card! Would love to win these inks, I have just started adding these inks to my collection and they are great. Thanks for the chance!

  15. Thanks for always providing us with such great techniques! You are a great teacher!
    I also would love to have the mini distress inks! Thanks Jennifer.

  16. love the techniques for faux texture ,your videos are always so helpful.The mini distress inks look like a fun size to work with thanks for the chance to win them.

  17. My friend just said she wishes Distress ink would come in mini pads! Too funny that here they are. thanks for the tips on using them. Love this project

  18. Lovely techniques and such a nice giveaway! Would love to win these inks and give distress inks a go! I have been wanting too for ages, but haven’t been able to buy any 🙁

  19. Are you serious? Where do you find the inspiration?, you’re using all the things you have around! Here in my country we don’t have many art and craft inks and supplies and we have to improvise all the time…this is so inspiring! thank you for the ideas!

  20. I always love all of your storage tips! Would love to win those mini distress inks – thanks so much for the chance! 🙂

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