I can't take any credit for this design concept; it's Alma's. I challenged myself to re-create her original, with some typography tweaks and the addition of triangle bunting and freehand'd birdies (inspired by this sweet book that Mari loves). Alma taught us how to create woodsy-inspired trees using AI's Transform -> Transform Each tool. Magical!
We also learned lots about creating photo cards in Illustrator, and here's my little owl, who you might recall from a few Friday Fotos ago. For this project, I got in lots of practice with Clipping Masks, went back to basics using the Brush tool and tried some new tricks with Opacity. All things that could have really helped me design our Christmas card.
Inspiration for this valentine's card again came from Alma, which you can view here. Plus, you can pick up some tips about Clipping Masks, if you're interested. Such good stuff on the Nicole's Classes Blog for the taking!