One of the family has a big birthday this week and as he loves maps as much as I do, I’ve made him a card using an old map and some cut out letters.
I learned how to make letters like this in art class in my first year of high school – one of the more useful things I learned in school. When I was in school we made the squared paper from scratch but that is hardly necessary (I wonder why we did that???).
So, using some squared paper, I marked out the letters with a pencil and ruler. Then I cut them out. I found an old map featuring the town where Mike was born and grew up and placed the letters on the map. I then drew around them with a pencil. You could do this on the reverse of the map if you don’t want to get pencil marks on the front but I wanted to make sure I got the town centrally placed.
I cut out the letters on the map and stuck them to the front of a blank card.