Lots of Postage

I’ve been playing around with the Postage Due stamp set lately.  I’ve always loved old postage stamps, though I’m not a collector.  So I fell in love with this set the first time I saw it in the catalog.  But then once I got it, I didn’t really know what to do with it.  I think that’s because I struggle with the vintage look.  While I love this look, I struggle with using it.  I think I’m too much of a clean and simple person who likes straight lines.  But it’s good to stretch yourself every once in a while, so I decided to get this set out and get busy.  I used a sketch from this week’s RetroSketches Challenge:

Here’s my take using this sketch:

I’ve never participated in this challenge before, having just found it.  I’m looking forward to checking it out each week.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Postage Due
Ink:  Versamark, Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake (for sponging)
Paper:  Fan Fair dsp, Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo
Embellishments:  clear embossing powder, 5/8″ Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, In Color Dahlias, Pearl Basic Jewels, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Postage Stamp punch, Brushed Bronze designer buttons

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