Too Hot Stamping: From My Heart & Paper Piercing

Please note: Too Cool Stamping has temporarily changed it's name to Too Hot Stamping!

What the HELL

It's 108° in Fort Wayne, Indiana today!  That is a record high on this day, and all I can say is WOW!  It truly feels like I'm baking when I let my dog out.  I have never loved my A/C more than today!  Whew! Thank goodness my basement is nice and cool for my "Last Thursdays" card class tonight! 

From the heart - two cool

Needless to say, with this hot weather draining my energy, I wanted something quick and easy for today's post.  I opened up the Annual Catalog and found a beautiful card to CASE on page 138 for my Two Cool cards.

From the heart - enjoying

I started with a card base of Primrose Petals card stock, texture embossed with the Framed Tulips Impressions Folder.  Then, it was time to build some layers!

I added a Midnight Muse card stock background first.  Then, I used the Labels Framelits to die-cut a leafy print from Twitterpated Designer Series Paper.

From the heart - enjoying 2

The stamped images is From My Heart, colored on the stamp with Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals and Lucky Limeade Markers, stamped on Whisper White, then die-cut with Apothecary Accents Framelits. I stamped the "enjoying" part of the stamp on scrap card stock, then cut that word out and popped it up on another layer.

From the heart - enjoying pierce

Don't miss the awesome paper piercing details on the accent!  I used the new Paper Piercing Essentials templates, mat and piercing tool…and boy, oh boy, those tools make it easy for professional piercing results!

Piercing template accents  Piercing essentials 126187L

I used one of the three templates that matches the Apothecary Framelits.

Piercing template 2

Simply lay the outline printed on the template over your die-cut, and with your piercing mat underneath, poke through the holes.  Such an easy way to add some detail!

From the heart - pass

The second card is similar, but I used a different sentiment from From My Heart, so I needed a slight design change. 

From the heart - pass 2

I kept the Twitterpated Labels Collection die-cut background, then added two more consecutively smaller die-cuts from the same Framelits set.  Although there isn't a shape on the Piercing Essentials templates to match the Labels shapes, I pierced around the shape free-hand.

Instead of the Midnight Muse background, I added a small banner layer that really draws your eye to the sentiment. I used the 1" Square Punch to make the fishtail ends.

Both cards are finished off with some Pearl Jewels.

I completed both of those cards in just 30 minutes—No Sweat!

From my heart 126557LComplete Supplies List:

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