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I am retired and loving it. I have a wonderful husband of 54 years. We have 3 awesome children, 7 fabulous grandchildren and 8 incredibly precious great-grandchildren. I enjoy reading, walking, biking, card making, jewelry making, stitching and quilling. My winters in Minnesota are spent mostly indoors while in the summer my husband and I spend quality time on our Harley enjoying the beautiful scenery in our area. I hate to cook, love anything sweet and have mixed feelings about exercising.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Mod Squad Challenge Blog 4/15/2015

Not all cards are a success on the first try.  Yesterday’s challenge on The Mod Squad Challenge Blog  was to make a card using 3 colors from a color wheel.  I decided to use pink, green & yellow and try my hand using acetate.  Needless to say my card was NOT a total success.  I used Spectrum Noir pens and Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution to create my background acetate sheet.  Then I lightly stamped a butterfly to the background using StazOn.  Not a total success but passable.  Then I stamped two butterflies on white cardstock also with StazOn.  I have never colored anything with Spectrum Noir pens and StazOn before.  As most of you know I almost always use a digi stamp and printer ink.  When I colored my butterflies the StazOn bled into the Spectrum Noir ink.  I don’t know if that would always be the case or if it was the paper I used.  The StazOn was dry so I don’t know what I could have done differently.  With all that said I’m still entering the card so in the future, hopefully, I will see an improvement. http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/


  1. Oh my gosh, Joan. I think your card is GORGEOUS!!! Truly! I love the acetate background, great idea! And your butterflies are so pretty. I don't see any bleeding on them. And yes, StayzOn is a dye ink. You can't use dye inks with alcohol makers because the alcohol dissolves the dye. Memento Ink works really well with alcohol makers. Conversely, you can't use Memento with water based markers because the water in the marker dissolves the ink....lol. Way confusing, I know. You would think StayzOn would work with anything...sigh! But I love your card, thanks so much for playing along this week at Mod Squad!

  2. LOVE the background and I agree with Judy, it is GORGEOUS!!!

    1. Thanks Judy & Donna for the great comments. I love the acetate background. I can't believe I never tried it before. I'm practicing with it so look for better things to come :-)

  3. Ditto to what Judy and Donna said GORGEOUS. Absolutely stunning Joan. Love the design and bright colours.