I've wanted to create a design inspired by vintage ornaments for a few years. Here is an illustration I did last year, but decided I didn't like it. It feels forced and depressing, not cheerful. So I never put it in my Etsy shop.
Then this year I found some great fabric with an ornament design on it, that reminded me of Dr. Seuss. So I decided to come back to the ornament idea, only make something fun and joyful this time. I sat on the couch and watched "The Grinch" for inspiration while I made a few sketches. Then I drew several designs using illustrator, and came up with this finished card.
Here is a flickr mosaic I made last year. I love the colors and shapes.