The amazing Jackie Topa


If you’re a Stampin’ blog reader, chances are you’ve encountered Jackie Topa.  She has an unmistakeable style and is extraordinarily creative, envisioning things that no one else seems capable of seeing.  I can’t tell you how many cards I’ve admired that have either turned out to be hers, or are inspired by her work.  There are designs named after her – the Jackie Topa fireplace, the Jackie Topa Stationary Box – and she specializes in punch art.  If you’ve never visited her blog, set aside a little time to be inspired and stop by.  Be sure you leave her a comment or two — hard-working bloggers really appreciate your comments!

Today’s card is taken directly from one of her designs:

Medallion Wreath

  • Medallion and Peaceful Season stamp sets
  • Naturals Ivory and Old Olive card stock
  • Old Olive and Real Red Classic ink pads
  • Real Red Stampin’ Write marker
  • Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint with 70% isopropyl in a spray bottle
  • Big Shot and Circles #2 Originals die
  • Real Red 5/8″ Satin Ribbon

I’d like to blame the issues I have with this photograph on the camera, but I think it’s classic Operator Error. There’s a lovely shimmer around the outside of the wreath on the Naturals Ivory cardstock.  The circle that I used to create the effect of the wreath is the largest circle from the Circles #2 Originals die, but it is the same size as the new 2 1/2″ circle punch from Stampin’ Up! – and said punch is currently in a brown box with my name on it somewhere between Utah and my front door!

I’ll be using this concept again but I can’t show you that one yet…I need to get them in the mail first.  Ah, December…

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