Simplistic in design and a cinch to make with a pre-release Glowforge and my old standby favorite, embossing powder, these little pins harken to buried pirate treasure, your location in a shopping mall…or souvenirs for sale in a park gift shop.
These are one more little fun thing I’m making for guests during our family get-together in July. I will admit, it’s for selfish reasons……because I can, because it’s really fun, and last but not least……becauseI want to show off a little (or maybe a lot). I’ve got a freaking laser!
Several family members will be traveling from New Mexico and Colorado….and friends of friends from Texas, so these are mostly for them, and not so much for our local family, though everyone will receive one. (Maybe I can initiate another Glowforge sale!) This was a good way to use up those last corners and tight spots on my piece of PG before relegating it to the trash.
(pardon the lighting in the photos…it was all over the place with reflections)
I first peeled the masking off the PG maple ply only from the ‘X’ in the center, then used embossing powder on each one before removing the remainder of the masking.
Got a screen shot of our location from Google maps and printed it out on glossy paper, then glued it inside of the printed cards.
Glued a little tack pin on the back of each one and pinned it through the red location marker on the map.
The text and notecard format were used in Print Shop.
Never be lost again….except maybe in your own mind….and have the peace of mind that you’ll always know where you are.