Tuesday, July 12, 2016

More Colorful Treats

Hey Everybody. Back again for another day of Colorful Treats inspiration for the July Papertrey Ink Countdown. I have a coordinating cover plate as well called Awning, that invokes a colorful shop window on a card front. They look fantastic together. Let me show you.

Colorful Treats and Awning Cover Plate by Papertrey Ink

I'm using both the new Awning Cover Plate and Colorful Treats stamps and dies on this card. There is a lot of open room on the Awning Cover Plate, so in that space I included two additional dies (plain and detailed) that just cut the inside of the elongated scallops. That way you can easily swap out the color without having to cut a whole piece of A2 cardstock. (Hey, if you've got the space, use it, right?) In this case I cut a black and white polka from the oldie but goodie, Black and Whtie Basics Patterned Paper. 

Glossy Detail to Colorful Treats by Papertrey Ink

Another really neat feature of this collection is the detail stamps I've included for each of the five treats. They are solid stamps that allow you to add Versamark to specific areas of the sweets images. That way, you can heat emboss in clear powder and have a realistic shine. For the cupcake, you have a solid stamp to add embossing powder to just the cherry on top, which I did here in this example. 

When I was designing this set, I very much had a rainbow theme on my mind. Very much inspired by all the rainbow desserts I saw on Pinterest. Each of the five treats can be colored in a rainbow scheme. Which is fun to do. That looks like a delicious cupcake to me! 

Also, I used the Stitched Circles: Holes Dies to create the dotted circle on my project. Definitely a fun die set to have that goes beyond the felt projects I create. 

Sentiments from Colorful Treats by Papertrey Ink

Here's a peek at two sentiments from this set. The cupcake one in particular can be used with not only with the cupcake in Colorful Treats, but with any of the cupcake stamps you have in your collection. Just tickles my funny bone. Although I do love a good muffin from time to time. Ain't nothin' wrong with a muffin. 

Colorful Treats and Awning Cover Plate by Papertrey Ink

One more project for you today using Colorful Treats and the Awning Cover Plate. I mentioned that each detailed image has a coordinating solid stamp to add embossing powder to specific parts of the image. On the lollipop, the solid stamp covers the entire portion of the lollipop (not the stick). So instead of using my Copics to color the lollipop, I used that solid stamp instead. I inked it up with gradients of ink and then stamped it. I overlaid the detail image on top. And then, I took a white gel pen and added the thin strips in white. Just an alternative to the big coloring treatment. 

Another fun thing to do is to cut off the paper sticks and add realistic sticks. I have some thin popsicle sticks that I used here. Topped them with bows from one of my all time favorite sets, Bells & Boughs. Man, that thing is a classic. 

The sentiment is from Colorful Treats and the elongated scallops on the bottom are from the Awning Cover Plate. Lots of neat ways to use it.

Thanks for joining me and popping in to see what I've been up to. The girls are featuring this stamp set today, so link through Nichole's blog to see some great inspiration. Colorful Treats stamps and dies and the Awning Cover Plate will be available on July 15th at 10 PM EST at www.papertreyink.com  if you would like to try it out for yourself. It's a fun one! 


Cupcake Card
Stamps: Colorful Treats
Dies: Colorful Treats, Awning Cover Plate, Double Ended Banner, Stitched Circles: Holes
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy
Ink: True Black
Patterned Paper: Black and White Basics

Lollipop Card
Stamps: Colorful Treats, Boughs and Bells
Dies: Awning Cover Plate, Colorful Treats, Boughs and Bells
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Winter Wisteria, Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet, True Black
Cardstock: Stormy Seas, Stamper's Select White


  1. Love your new colorful treats and the awning cover plate!!

  2. Love stamps and dies!! Your cards are amazing!!

  3. Great colors for these sweet treats, Erin!