Dear readers,

today it's the birthday of my little sister and the perfect time to try out my calligraphy skills by creating a selfmade card. Calligraphy is really difficult and requires calmed hands. But I can't draw without scribbles and presketch, so the first step I always make even though it's not usual in calligraphy, is to prepare doodles, which I can trace afterwards with the utensil I like to have it.


I choose to trace them with a black fineliner pen and define it with ink brush. It was really hard to work precisely with brushes, because I can't control the brush like I can control the pen.

But my sister liked it and that's what matters. The main present for her is a trip to Hamburg city and visiting a Korean BBQ Restaurant. Stay tuned to read more about it!

xo, RubyliXious



  1. Oh, wie toll! Ich freue mich über solche selbstgemachte Karten auch immer wieder, du hast wirklich Talent was Kalligraphie betrifft. Ich übe mich zur Zeit auch ein wenig in Hand Lettering :)

    Viele liebe Grüße an dich, Julia ☾ |

  2. Danke für deinen lieben Kommentar!

    Der Schriftzug ist dir wirklich super gelungen. Ich versuche auch andauernd Geburtstagkarte besonders schön zu schreiben, aber es gelingt nie wie ich es will :D

    Liebe Grüße
    Amy ♥ von A NICE AMY