Some family retro ornaments

I was preparing to go visit my aunt and uncle in Canada with my mother and wanted to make a more personal gift for them. My mothers side of the family has a long history of ginger ale as the family owned a company that made it for a couple of generations

so I chose that as my theme. First I found a picture on the web for the old bottles.

Then I pulled it into illustrator and worked out a vector version of it using the image as reference.

I then drew a bottle shape using a similar picture as a reference and did some score line shading for the top of the bottle since that part was traditionally colored green or gold and ended up with a decent looking ornament shape.

then off to the Glowforge after I loaded it up with some of the lighter colored hardwood (Maple?)

I had to do a few minor revisions before I got the shapes I wanted separated into the right jobs so I could use raster, score and cut jobs. It cut nicely the first try. I could probably reduce the power of the score lines a bit still, but the darker lines they produced in the center look pretty cool I think.

I removed all the little protective paper bits and added some ribbons to finish them off and they look pretty nice. Now my mother and her brother each get one :slight_smile:

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Wow. We get so carried away with complicated stuff at the office that sometimes we forget how cool simple 2d stuff can look.

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That’s a great personalized gift and it came out great.

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What a memorable gift! I’ll bet it will be their favorite.

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I’m a big believer that something simple that is more personal is much better. But personal with a family as well as historical tie will make it treasured. You may have set the bar quite high for next year… and the next! ha!

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Love the personalized touch…that will become an heirloom! :relaxed:

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Really thoughful and very cool. They’re great!

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Very cool project with personal meaning. The Glowforge excels at this. Thanks for sharing.

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What a wonderful and thoughtful gift

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Those turned out great! Nice job on the label rework. Very clean.

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That’s soooooo cooooool!!!

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Great idea, and execution to match! :sunglasses:

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Came out good! Nice job on the vector

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These are gorgeous! I definitely see my handmade ornament productivity going up next year :grinning:

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