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July 2011 Trail Map: Map Master’s View

Road Trip

By: Ken Schneider, Map Master

Finished card size: 5.25" x 7.875"

By: Regena, Sketch Artist and Artistic Guide

When I saw the triangles on the sketch, I immediately thought of "road signs".  So this month let's do a road trip.

Wavy paper (The Paper Studio)
Black card stock (C.S.)
Orange Paper (Scrap bin)
Jalopy die cut (Tim Holtz)
Old Map
Die Cut Machine
Paper Cutter
Metal Sheets, Black and Copper (Spellbinders)
Clear Plastic
Double-sided tape (3M)


  1. Cut the wavy paper (it represents my Colorado mountain roads) to fit the basic black card.
  2. Cut the map into three sections and attach to black card stock.  Then slice a couple black C.S. strips.
  3. Print road sign sayings and cut the triangles to point in the right directions.  Back with black triangles slightly larger.
  4. Now for the Jalopy:  Die cut the car from both the black metal sheet and one from the copper sheet.
  5. Glue the copper fenders, wheels, spare tire, and bumper to the black car body.  Sand to highlight.  Turn the car over and add clear plastic over the windows and the 3M tape for dimension.  Assemble card.
  6. Here's four more ways to make the Jalopy, two of metal and two of chipboard.

Let's Ride!

Grandpa Ken

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11 Responses »

  1. I love what you've done with the dimension and road map to this great jalopy die cut! You're creative talent is both unique and clever. Love seeing your work. JAS

  2. Awesome card. I love how the card has been layered and distressed.

  3. Great card, such creative ideas you have. Rickie

  4. I really love what you did with the' Old Jalopy die'. That card is just amazing. TFS

  5. Love what you have done with the jalopy and the card is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

  6. That is too cute. I especially love the way you embellished the 'Old Jalopy"! TFS


  7. what a fabulous idea.....I love your cars!

  8. Hello,

    I love how you used the metal for the car ! The black and the copper one is my favorite : really looks like a car !

    greetings from belgium

  9. Great card! I love what you did with the jalopy.

  10. Love this card!! I've thought about getting the die but thought it was too big for cards. It looks great here!

  11. This just fantastic! I love how the card was layout and the theme of the card work's well. Thanks for sharing such a great idea.