If ever I cut a corner close it was with this challenge today. I've been home for the past couple of days, taking it easy after a second cortisone injection in my lower back, hoping that maybe this will help it to work this time, and though there's not much big stuff I can do, I've been getting over involved with the little stuff and losing all track of time. I knew basically what I wanted to do, and I actually got it done in what I thought would be enough time, then the computer decides to do a crash dump on me and by the time I went to upload on the JB site there were 0 mins. left to add my link. I think someone must have been on my side - every second counts.
Anyway, enough excuses I know, and let me get to the challenge. The title of the challenge is Lonely This Christmas - aka Tagging Along and you guessed it, probably by the picture above, that not one, but two items were part of this. A card and a tag. And this challenge is Tagging Along with that of the Order of the Opus Gluei. What fun!
First let's start with the card. I used a Poppy Parade base and added a Top Note and embossed panel in the new Lucky Limeade. My color inspiration came from the embellishment that I'll get to in a bit. I punched out a Poppy Parade bird and made it into a cardinal and added that to a large oval punched in white.
The tag on the box uses another oval white punch and the punched out medium oval from making the handle on the box. (I didn't emboss the back of the box due to time, but if I did, I would have used that embossed piece on the card - oh well!). The tag is tied on with some Whisper White ribbon.
Now the embellishment is a mish-mosh of some of the things that I had flapping around on my workspace. I say flapping around because the Stamp Castle is not air-conditioned and I have a fan that blows everything about a bit. It's almost comfortable, a little noisy, and sometimes a hassle catching things that are blowing around.
The little rosette is made from a paper doily that I cut the center out of and then scrunched around the edges of a circle dot of red-line tape. (I get mine from Jody in Texas.) Then I did the same with a mini-cupcake liner. There you can see where the colors came from. The center is a punch out left when I made some candle holders with the daisy die out of an aluminum tray. They were too cool to toss.
What will I put in the little bag. Well, there's all sorts of possibilities. I could put a few chocolates, or some flavored tea bags, or even a small package of tissues.