If you know the herb sage you know it has a bit of grayish to it because of fine hairs on the leaves. Surprisingly this ink pad captures that cool color really well. I have 9 different greens in the Distress Ink Pad line and this is the most organic and natural looking. (The very different Forest Moss is second).
Bundled Sage is a medium color, not pastel in any way but not in-your-face saturated either. A good color for leaves, herb bundles, a sophisticated alternative to mint green (ick.!), better then Iced Spruce for a vintage feel… a nice comfortable alternative to the more saturated greens in the Distressed line.
I'm not fond of Shabby Shutters after buying this ink pad. Shabby Shutters is more yellow but not a spring green. Bundled Sage is a better buy.
Interesting note: Bundled Sage goes really well with Old Paper (which is green not tan). Old Paper is pastel version.
Just got the new Bundled Sage and must say I absolutely love this shade of green. It's beautiful and so versatile. I love the fact that I can get more than just one shade from this. I can go light, medium or dark. What's not to love about any of the Distress Ink Pads. Always an absolute fave!
After my sister showed me Tim Holtz's videos using distress ink...I just had to give it a try. I purchased several colors in addition to the sage...chipped sapphire (I haven't used it yet), scattered straw and broken china. I have had such a fun time making (I did have a little learning curve) tags. Love Distress Ink! I do need a blending tool. I also bought mini misters - a must to play with this stuff!