Saturday, May 12, 2018

YNS Release Preview

Hi everybody! I am so excited to share a card I made with one of the new Your Next Stamp sets being released this month.

Who doesn't love pirates? Especially cute ones like this. :) To start my card, I used a top folding A2 card of kraft cardstock and randomly stamped several of the small stamps from the YNS stamp set Yo Ho Ho in a light gray to create a pirate themed background. Then I stamped the parrot and little boy pirate on the same kraft cardstock and colored them with copics. (Side note: this is the first time I had ever used copics on kraft cardstock as more than just a background for pencils. I had fun with it but I definitely need more practice. I found that the colors go on pretty muted and brighten up as they dry, not quite as much as on white cardstock though.) For the white touches, I used a white colored pencil and then fussy cut them out.

For the sentiment, I die cut a piece of vellum and used versafine black ink to stamp the sentiment on it. Then I took clear embossing powder to emboss it and make it stand out. I adhered the sentiment and pirate crew to the A2 card and added a few gumdrops for the finishing touches.

Stamps: YNS - Yo Ho Ho
Dies: Sizzix - Decorative label 4
Inks: MFT - black licorice; Lawnfawn - Manatee; Prismacolor white pencil
Copics: B29, B41, E37, E50, E53, G14, R17, RV13, Y06, Y19, YG03
Embellishments: YNS gumdrops 

Check out the YNS blog to see more sneak peeks of this month's release. The YNS design team has some super cute inspirations for you!

Thank you so much for visiting and taking a look at my card! I hope you like it. I will be back this afternoon for a YNS bloghop.


  1. The parrot is adorable perched on the boy! Fun card. Thanks for joining us this month!!!


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