I recently got the Herb Expressions stamp set and have finally inked it up. This set lends itself so well to the bleach painting technique, which is one of my favorite techniques. I love that you can use bleach on all different color of cardstocks and you get a different effect with each color. It's like opening a present each time you do this technique. It's kind of like a Polaroid picture. You sit there waiting and watching to see the picture appear, but in this case, you wait for the bleach to take effect and see what color will appear.
I used Mellow Moss cardstock for my base and stamped the thyme image along the bottom of the card with Always Artichoke ink. I swiped a little bit of Creamy Caramel ink around the edges. I stamped the greeting on Kraft cardtock with Chocolate Chip ink and swiped with Creamy Caramel.
I added some Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon and then added a mini gold brad to it.
The image was stamped on Always Artichoke with Versamark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I swiped around the edge of the cardstock with Chocolate Chip ink. Then I used a small detail paint brush and went over the embossed image with bleach. I really like the slightly lavender and cream image that emerged from the bleach.
I mounted this on top of Mellow Moss and then on top of Kraft cardstock. I swiped around the edges of both with Creamy Caramel ink. I really like the vintage and aged look the Creamy Caramel ink gives to cardstock.
This then got mounted on top of my card with Stampin' Dimensionals (aka: pop-dots).
This set actually comes with the names of the herbs and what they stand for right next to the herbs, but I trimmed the words away from the images of the herbs and mounted the words on the side of my blocks. This enables me to put the words anywhere I like, or to put the image anywhere I like, without having to use markers to omit any part of the image.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!