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November 2011 Trail Map: Map Master’s View

By: Ken Schneider, Map Master

Finished card size: 5" x 7"

Are you lucky in love or lucky in cards or both?

By: Regena, Sketch Artist and Artistic Guide

Lets try the love thing.....

Playing Cards (Crate Paper)

Black card stock (C.S.)
White card stock (C.S.)
Red card stock (C.S.)
Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Colored Chalks (Inkadinkado)
Wooden Nickel or a Quarter

2 Dimes
Small heart punch (unknown)
Old Playing Cards 

Tea Dye Distress ink (Ranger)
Tim Holtz paper distresser (Tonic Studios)
Glue dots


  1. Stamp playing cards randomly on white C.S.
  2. Scrape chalk on C.S. and rub in with finger.
  3. Cut vertical strip out of white C.S. and punch with small heart punch.
  4. Mat heart punched strip with red C.S.  Cut out the "ace'" cards, or use from and old deck of cards.   Computer print saying and mat with black C.S. Get 2 dimes and a quarter (I used a wooden nickel).
  5. Distress "Aces" and other strips.
  6. Assemble all parts on a basic black card and presto, maybe you will be Lucky.
  7. And here's another "serious" version.

What part of stamping don't you understand?

Grandpa Ken




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10 Responses »

  1. Great Card! --I really like the second one.

  2. Awesome card! I really like the chalked background piece! Thanks for the smile on the 'serious' card too!

  3. Grandpa Ken, you've done it again! Your cards are always so much fun!

  4. Ken--always nice to see what you come up with--love the back ground you created for us--I would never have guess it was created--really thought it was printed paper! Also, I'd love to find some wooden nickles like that--how fun!
    TFS--your talents with us!

  5. LOL...that's awesome, Ken! Thanks so much for the inspiration of your amazing cards and the humor! 🙂

  6. Very nice Ken. I like your theme.

  7. LOL. I hope "Grandma Ken" shares your sense of humor.

  8. This is great. Love how you made the 2nd, serious response card. Love it!