This challenge was to make a CHRISTMAS card or layout.
I really don't like my handwriting so here's how I compensate for my poor penmanship.
I print out my sentiment (in draft mode) in the same color as the pen I want to use Then I go over the letters with the gel pen. For this card I printed out the "PEACE and" then traced it with a JELLY ROLL SPARKLE pen ~ RED STAR.
I've been trying to improve my writing and I've always admired Kristina Werner's writing so I purchased her "Exploring Your Personal Handwriting Style" instructions and I've been practicing. Here's the link: http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/?p=3006