Monday, 16 June 2014

New distress minis

 Hello friends!!

A really quick post tonight.....
Today its all about the the new Tim Holtz mini Distress release!!
Read all about the new fabulous colours over here at Tims blog
I'm excited to share a quick tutorial using the mini ink pads.....


Take a handful of your favourite distress minis and apply the ink
direct to the heat mat.....
spritz with a mister to get beads of ink



Take a layering stencil (I used latticework) and lie it down over the top of the ink



Next apply a piece of card over the top and smooth down firmly with your fingers 

The effect is very similar to Tim's June tag here
doing it this way you get the added extra......those cute tiny beads of ink inside the pattern


You can get a few prints, but remember  the colour will fade each time you spritz with water!
I cut some of the inky prints down to size and used them as a background for a card.
 



Have a great week

kaz x
(You can shop for the new minis here at inspiration Empourium)

Please not the giveaway has closed!




82 comments:

  1. Hiya Kaz.
    Did not know you could put a stencil over the top of the inks and then It turn out that good, wow looks great, must try that as I have lots of stencils including one of my favourites (the chicken wire).
    Debbiex

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  2. great technique !!!! love the colours too.

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  3. Anonymous16 June, 2014

    Your video is awesome and the finished cards as well. Thanks for the chance to win the new mini distress ink pads.
    Shirley Smith

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  4. Very cool Kaz! Thanks for sharing girl! :D

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  5. I love these new color combos. The minis are so cute.

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  6. Fabulous extra twist on the June technique - I love those tiny dots of colour! What a great card... and thanks for the chance to win too!
    Alison x

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  7. I love the applying of the minis directly to the stencil, but now I have to give your method a try, Kaz!

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  8. Great background and just love the final card
    Love
    Amanda x

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  9. These minis are sooo cute! I absolutely NEED them! I love your technique in this post.

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  10. This so exciting . . . I love small ink pads and being able to buy more colors for my money. Happy, happy . . . and now a chance to win a set. What's better than that. Love your card and your step by step tutorial. Very cool idea.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  11. Great card Max. Love the look of those Mini inks. Fabulous colours too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  12. I hadn't thought to use a stencil directly onto the craft mat like that. It looks easy and gives a fabulous result for backgrounds. Thanks for the inspirations, and if you want to pick me for the Distress Ink Mini giveaway, I'm waiting eagerly!!!

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  13. want it!!!!!!!!!
    cute & colorful~!

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  14. Great idea with the the stencil - gonna have to give that one a whirl! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. I love distress minis - and what you did with them here!

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  16. Thanks for sharing a great technique! I'd love to win some of the minis as I don't have any yet and I am suddenly finding myself "needing" them a lot!

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  17. I love this technique! I will be trying it soon! (and love those mini's)

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  18. I'm the first!!!! Thanks for this chance! Your tutorial is totally gorgeous,love the mini Distess , they are fabulous as your card!!!! barbarayaya

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  19. Looks like a fun product. None of the links are working on the picture links to shop :-(

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  20. Hey Kaz, beautiful, as always! Love the colors. Thank you for the chance to win those lil' goodies! Have a great day

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  21. This is my "go to" stencil for most of my projects...I have to make myself think of others when doing projects...I love these minis. They are just so easy to use and take with to crops etc. LOVE, Love, love them!

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  22. It's great to see you getting crafty again - missed you!! This looks a great way to use stencils...love the finished effect.

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  23. I've missed you. Great tutorial.. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  24. Gorgeous colours kaz and I'm living that stencils, thanks for the chance of winning some of these little beauties xxxx

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  25. Such a great way of using these fabulous minis and stencils. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win. Jenny x

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  26. What a great way of making a quick background. Will try that in my journal. Thanks for the tip! :D
    xxx

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  27. Looks good. Thanks Kaz! :)

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  28. love this little twist you gave to the technique ^.^definitely will try it. and thank you for the chance to win ^.^

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  29. That's such a great twist on Tim's technique, love the result. The minis do seem to be a lot juicier than the big pads. Love the stitched finish on your card. Thanks for the chance to win too! Anne x

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  30. looks great! love this technique;0)
    thanks for the chance to win these sets!
    grtz Jolanda

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  31. Great card Kaz. Would love to win so i can try this out

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  32. Hi Kaz - great use of the the minis on your cards - simple but very very effective!!! the minis are so cute! xxxx

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  33. Hi Kaz - great use of the minis - love the card - simple but very effective!! the minis are so cute, going to use them when Im traveling I think!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  34. Love your card and would love to win these little babies! Kx

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  35. Great affect! Love those minis
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  36. What a great way to adapt Tim's original June technique!! Love those little splodges and the card looks fabulous too! Would love to know how you did that cute little guy as the colours seem to come though from behind.

    Anyway, who would not love to win a set of these, so thanks to both you and Tim for the opportunity!!

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  37. Love the simplicity of this design. Thanks for sharing. Love the size of these minis they are so much easier to pack up in my travel kit too!! :-)

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  38. Wonderful piece Kaz! I've tested out the mini blenders, not the pads yet. Thanks for the chance. Karen.x

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  39. I love that idea .. I love to see the edges and more ink :) Thanks

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  40. Fun technique! I love how the minis give so much color variety on projects like this!

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  41. Beautiful card that you made, nice background and beautiful colors. Thank you for the chance to win. :)

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  42. great idea Kaz!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your posts!!!!!

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  43. what a great idea. I have these on my wish list. Just love the colors.

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  44. Love the technique once I get some mini pads I'm going to try that on a journal page!! and your card is wonderful! Thnx so much for a chance to win a set of mini pads!! I would so love them as I haven't gotten any yet!

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  45. Love this technique! It is so pretty! Thanks for the opportunity to win these yummy's!

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  46. Anonymous17 June, 2014

    Love your amazing creations you share here, and thanks for a chance to win the new mini's! Judy D.

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  47. I have one set of the minis and I adore them, they are so easy to use and this a great idea, I will give this a try. Thanks for the chance to win some more.

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  48. Great card. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to win these great ink pads!

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  49. Great colors and great card - I haven't tried the technique yet but guess there is no time like the present.

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  50. What a great project - would work with any colors too! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win the wonderful new minis!

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  51. Great technique...new to me! Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to give a REALLY good home to the minis

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  52. What a brilliant, creative way to use these inks. Love the little ones. Great for traveling. Thanks for sharing your project.-Karen Seidlitz

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  53. Love Tim's distress inks for so many reasons. Thanks for the chance to win...

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  54. Cool technique! Must try this but with regular sized d.i. Hope for some new mini distress inks!

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  55. Hello Ms. Kaz, your card is so cute, love all the shabbyness! :)

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  56. Great technique, I love the card! Thanks for the chance to win Tims new inks.

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  57. That's cool Kaz! I'll add this monoprint twist to my toolbox of tricks. Thanks for sharing it with us. =)

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  58. Love this Kaz. I keep putting these little cuties off, but can see I need to join the bundles of joy club.

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  59. Wonderful technique and lovely colours (all my favourites)! Thank you so much for a chance to win :)

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  60. Loving the llittle beads of ink - they really do add that extra effective bit of detail ! Would love to give these minis a go too - thx for the chance Kaz:) x

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  61. What a great way to use stencils!

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  62. What a fantastic technique! Thank you so much for sharing, and for the opportunity to win these nifty little goodies.

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  63. Very cool and I love the colors. Thanks

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  64. Oh my, I think I like your version better than applying ink to the stencil. I've already had some of the tiny bits tear (boo hoo) and I wasn't even being rough. Would love to win a set of minis...they are so yummy!

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  65. Fabulous technique..I must try it! I absolutely love Tim's distress inks, and would be thrilled to have some of the new minis. Thanks for the opportunity ! :))

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  66. Love love love- this technique. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  67. Wow great give away, grat technique too, definatley going to use this one with my stencils/masks.

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  68. Aah ... another fun way to use those awesome minis ... I like this!!
    Reason # 101 why I should have ALL of these minis :)

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  69. Love your technique with the stencil and the minis, lovely results! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  70. Love the water color effect and beads of color in and around the stencil. Thanks for the inspiration. Carrie

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  71. Oh wow! Would love to win the minis!

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  72. Oh wow! Would love to win the minis!

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  73. Great tag! I would love to have some minis to play with.

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  74. Love this idea, off to have a play now! Thanks for all your inspiration . Jill x

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  75. As I am never happier than when my hands get inky I would love to win these minis. Thanks for the tutorial. The card background is simply gret! Tahnks for the chance to win.

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  76. Great give away. Fabulous technique, thanks for sharing

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  77. Great technique. I need these minis. I don't have any....please choose me. Thanks!

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  78. I just found your blog! I love your style. I have been wanting to try that method of stamping with a stencil. Great card!

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  79. Why does it take someone showing me "hey, flip your stencil over and you get a different print'? That is why you get goodies sent to you by Tim and Mario, while I just dream about it. Fantastic work. Lovely as always.

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  80. Manon Corbeil22 June, 2014

    Love this technique, can't wait to try it !

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