Jun 21 2014

Mini Distress Ink Winner and Christmas in June….

Published by at 11:29 am under Ranger,Stampers Anonymous

I can’t even begin to describe the gratefulness I felt for all of the sweet comments during the Mini Distress Ink Giveaway.  I will be honest… there are times I don’t blog my work because I feel that it is so “simple”.  But, the kind words in the comments helped me realize that its ok to have a “simple” style.  So, thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂

The lucky winner is:

Barb S says:

I love your card…simple and extremely elegant…and doable! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Congratulations Barb! 🙂  Please email me at [email protected] and I will get the 3 new sets sent over to you! 🙂


I wanted to play for the Inspiration Monthly Challenge.  This month’s challenge is Christmas in June. 🙂  I loved the technique so much from the post, I thought I would try it again.

I grabbed one of the snowflakes from the Grunge Flakes stamp set by Tim Holtz and used my Distress Mini Ink Pads to go direct to paper. (Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky)


I did the same to the Christmas Greeting (from the “Old Fashioned Christmas Set“)  and I had to add that perfect pearl again.  That slight shimmer really really makes me smile! 🙂

So, here is the finished card after applying frayed burlap ink around the edges and adding the black cardstock to mat the images.



Sis and I started watching “Downton Abbey”.  And we were talking about how we are jealous of the letters they receive in the mail.  Sure, we give hand made cards with a gift or hand delivered at a party, gathering, etc.  But, I don’t remembered the last time I mailed a card “just cause”.  I would like to start again! 🙂

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


11 responses so far

11 Responses to “Mini Distress Ink Winner and Christmas in June….”

  1. Lisa H says:

    It’s beautiful Joy! Simple is good. =)

  2. Rosann aka Rea' says:

    Beautiful card I like that shimmer too !
    Congrats to Barb !

  3. Laura Strack says:

    Your art is always gorgeous and eye catching. Simple is great especially for those who have not been to Ranger U or are fairly new to card making. If it seems too complicated it may be intimidating for some folks. So thank you for your sweet simple style!

  4. Barb S says:

    I am so excited to win!! Thanks so much. Joy, I sent you an email with my mailing info. I am away from home and my craft room right now, so very excited to get the minis and try this technique while “on the road.” For anyone wanting to learn more techniques, I highly commend Tim Holtz’s Creative Chemistry classes.

  5. Barb S says:

    Oops…recommend (not commend, although that sort of works, too).

  6. Carol Mc says:

    Beautiful card.

  7. Amy G. says:

    Hi Joy, Love the card. I liked how you used different colors when you inked the stamp. Of course i also love the perfect pearls!!

  8. Heather says:

    Beautiful card Joy! Just like YOU!!

  9. Carol K says:

    They are all my favorite. . . how could you pick just one, they are all fabulous!

  10. Nancy Zunic says:

    I love your card! It’s gorgeous! I really love the background of snowflakes! Congrats to Barb! Enjoy those minis!

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