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.
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