Elegant flourishes

One of the cards we did at my last stamp camp was a simple elegant one.  I really liked the design – it was inspired by one Debbie Olsen did earlier.  I decided I liked it so much that I would make a bunch and just stamp different verses on them…so I’d  have a little stash of them for whenever the need arose.  You never know when you’ll need an encouraging card quickly!  I always like to have a few on hand for those times.

So here’s what I came up with….I tried it in black with the PTI Vintage Cream Pigment Ink.  And I was less than impressed with the end result.  It doesn’t really look cream to me at all.  Perhaps on a different color cardstock it would look more cream?  I don’t know.  But I ended up switching to a cream base and using black ink on it instead.



supplies: BasicGrey Two Scoops Swirlie stamp set; Everyday Blessings by PTI; palette noir black ink; vintage cream cardstock; basic black cardstock; dimensionals; classic oval nestabilities; black and cream satin ribbon from my share; corner rounder; vintage cream palette ink from PTI; and American crafts Black marker for edging.

So what do you think of the vintage cream ink there?  Ok, I’ve got class tomorrow night so I have to get back to making those cards….stay tuned for another segment of the Gnome Saga!

6 comments to Elegant flourishes

  • I like the second card better. I think some of the problem with the cream ink is that it doesnt have enough coverage so you see the black peaking through. I own the cream ink from PTI as well. I like it on some cardstock colors much better than others.

  • Not a big fan of most whites and creams… dark color paper seems to take their stark white/creaminess away. Do you store that one upside down like you do your palette new canvas? That is the only thing I could think of that would help.
    LOVE the cards though- your true intent comes through on the second one!

  • Bridget

    Emily, I love both of your card designs. Both are very simple but very striking. I can’t wait until my Spring Break in two weeks. I am going to get busy and make a large stack of cards.

    Bridget Hearsey

    P.S. I am in real awe of how you manage to come up with all of your great designs.

  • Margaret

    Emily, they’re both lovely, though I will agree that the black background was a tough one. I totally LOVE the black on white card. Elegant is half-enough of a descriptive word!!

    Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

  • really like them both but the 2nd one is my fav

  • Judy

    I love the design of this card, but I too prefer the second card. The stamp design is so much sharper on the cream cardstock. This card is very beautiful, and I thank you for all your ideas and help.
    God Bless,

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