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February 2013 Trail Map: Map Master’s View

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By Ken Schneider, Map Master

Finished card size: 5.50 x 8.00 inches

Cat humor. Out of all my cat stamps, I couldn't find one that would work in the cage. So I had to use a clip art cat.


Black glossy C.S. (card stock)
Yellow C.S.
Poured alcohol inked glossy C.S.
Gold pigment (Color Box)
Gold Embossing Powder
Grunge board (Tim Holtz)
Bird cage die (Tim Holtz)
Bird on branch die (Tim Holtz)
Small bird border (Fiskars)
Punch system (Fiskars Advantage)
Pearl pens
3m tape

Here is Regina's sketch:


  1. Die cut the bird cage from grunge board and die cut the bird from yellow C.S.
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  2. Emboss the bird cage with gold E.P. Edge the yellow bird with orange ink.PIC 5
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  3. Die cut the other bird and color the same.PIC 6
  4.  Cut out the downloaded clip art cat.PIC 7
  5. Cut the three sizes of alcohol inked C.S.  and border them with black glossy C.S. (See general directions for the Polished Stone technique.)PIC 8
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  6. Cut the small bird border with the fiskars punch.PIC 10
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  7.  Use bird border for the "don't ask" computer saying.PIC 12
  8. Assemble all parts as shown. Apply some embellishments and "DONE".PIC 1

Grandpa Ken

Editor's note:  You did it again, Ken, you made me laugh.  But I won't ask how this happened...




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3 Responses »

  1. Love the alcohol ink backgrounds and the humor as always.

  2. Very Cute Ken--and funny too....love the humor here!!!
    Thanks again for sharing your good work with us!

  3. I just love your way to manuiver all the parts and peices too fun and way to go!