Wow, lot's of great tips and advice! Something else that I found with Distress Inks is that you can stamp line images and color them with alcohol based markers. I had stamped an image with some one time and forgot that I had used the DI ink instead of my normal Memento and began coloring with my Copic Markers. Then I was pleasantly surprised that the stamped image was not affected at all by the markers. Awesome accidental discovery.
I use distress inks for most of my projects as regular stamp pads. They are my favorite. I need to get the rest of the colors that are missing from my collection and all the refills.
I will have to check out the videos and try some techniques when I get some time to play. Thanks again to everyone that shared ideas and tips. And thanks to Bexx for starting this thread.