I used Jamie's technique for hand-lettering from her Monoline class to make my design. One of the handles ended up 45 degrees, but the rest horizontal. As I began colouring and shading my piece I decided to go back to the original to makes some adjustments as you can see below.
Although I experimented with the stippling grain effect I chose not to use it for the final work. I like the smoothness of the round caps with the softer shadow (plus, it was making my computer slow af). I tried to think of some way to add flourishes or embellishments to the design but haven't come up with anything solid yet. I tried doing confetti but wasn't happy with it. Any ideas?