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 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…