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April 2012 Map Master’s Trail Map

By Ken Schneider, Map Master


Finished card size: 5" x 6.25"

The card was based on Regena's April 2012 Trail Map:

May 2012 Trail Map

This was a perfect sketch to use my Ladies stamps.


Hot chicks (Hampton Art)
Three background strips ( Encaustic wax stash)
Black card stock
Light pink card stock
Green card stock
Memento Tuxedo black ink pad (Tsukineko)
Ribbon bow punch (Martha Steward)
Transparent sheet
Pink Marvy Marker (Uchida)
Embossing folder, Cuttlebug (Provo Craft)


  1. Because encaustic wax doesn't take kindly to stamps, I stamped on a transparent sheet and ran it through a zyron machine.

  2. I cut the three rectangle strips from my stash of encaustic backgrounds, attached the ladies and bordered with green cardstock.

  3. Punch four bow ribbons and shade with the pink marvy marker.

  4. Run the pink cardstock through the Cuttlebug, cut the two green strips and compute the saying with "Baroque" font. Now assemble all parts on a basic black card.

Never forget the past,
Grandpa Ken







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4 Responses »

  1. GREAT CARD! --I like the ladies and the background..

  2. Awesome card, love the colors and techniques. Rickie

  3. Nancy, sorry, I never had a blog but took a class on this once. Just melted wax on Iron then spread and swirl on shiny card stock. Also check out Video's on you tube .
    Glad you liked the card,


  4. Great job Ken. Have you already done a blog on “encaustic backgrounds“? If not, I’d love to see how you made those.
    Thank you,
    Nancy T