Tuesday, December 7, 2010

MFP blog hop

Because we have so many on the DT. we take turns being on the hop. Today isn't my day, but I just loved this set and wanted to share anyway. If you want you can find the list for the hop below. This gift tag was one I made just messing around and I love how it turned out. I stamped the butterfly on a piece of scrap paper. I colored the butterfly with prisma colored pencils. I then W.I.S.H.ed it with the blues and greens. I stuck some cheap thread that I bought at Walmart in the ink and dyed it. The thread is really thick thread that is 26% cotton. When the card and thread were wet, I decided to DRY them with my heat gun. I have done this lots of times. The card dried fast and when I went to dry the thread I had what I call an AH HA moment. A moment when something happens that I hadn't expected but love the result. The polyester in the thread when hit with the heat gun melted. It made the thread shrink up and the result made me think of hand woven fibers. It didn't even resemble the thread that it started out.

Welcome to the MFP December Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released: Hearts, Hearts, Hearts, Nature's Postage Due; Hello Sunshine and Take a Peek. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, (December 11, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!) If you miss a day, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning.

DECEMBER 7, 2010- Hearts, Hearts, Hearts:
Nancyruth -

Mark’s Finest Papers - http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/


  1. An absolutely beautiful tag, MariLynn!! Your WISH technique looks super cool. :)

  2. Wow - love what the thread did!! now, what do I have in my stash.....

  3. Your tag is delightful -- and I guess what happened to your thread is serendipity; it turned out very pretty.

  4. Oh My Marilyn what an interesting background effect. Love your birthday tag

  5. Wow great idea with the thread, and I think the paper you worked on will look nice too!! Greetz, Frea

  6. Beautiful tag, love the colours and the thread dying idea!

  7. Beautiful tag! And a great match for the butterfly image.

  8. Love the coloring on your tag. Great job with the thread.