Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Fresh Herbs Get a Technique

The Fresh Herbs set from Hero Arts was a complete no-brainer for me. I LOVE foliage stamps and word stamps...and sets that contain both are doubly appealing.

My first cards with the set add a splash of color with a very simple technique: inking up an acrylic block with markers, spritzing with water, and stamping on paper. Once the background was dry, I stamped the images and words with Archival black ink.

Each card uses different green markers (a combination of StampinUp and Memento).




The simplicity of these cards thrills me! The tension between the extremely irregular, unpredictable color splotches and the crisp black herbs and vast white space is delightful, and I love how the font brings the irregularity and crispness together...antique, loose, yet very readable.

Ahhh. Satisfaction.

I got it.


Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
Susan

Supplies
stamps: Hero Arts Fresh Herbs
ink: Archival black
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: small square acrylic block, various StampinUp and Memento markers, water spritzer bottle 

6 comments:

  1. Very nice and any cook would love them!

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    1. I thought they would be good for a cook, too!

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  2. I came across your blog while visiting Pinterest. I'm a lots of layering type of cardmaker BUT I love your cards to bits.

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  3. Utter, extreme, complete simplicity and I LIKE it! Ohhhh, to have all that white space in one's life...

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    1. I know! If only my house had so much white space....

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