Cory's name plaque was to be a diamond shape. The vertical and horizontal lines play off this shape and a comic font offsets the squareness of the diamond. It uses a bitmap from my TEXTURE MAGIC collection called checkerboard squiggles.
The border of the panel is a basic flat relief. Then I modified this relief by using the bevel tool, but I set the perimeters to limit to the height.
Then I imported the bitmap, enlarged and entered it on the panel.
The letter outline was created as a separate relief, adjusted vertically and then merged highest to the plaque.
The lettering was the last element to be added. It is a bevel with a base height of 0.15". As quick as that the file was ready for tool pathing.