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Making hand-inked notes may not be at the top of everyone’s to-do list, but the art of ornamental design remains a captivating one. Spotlighting design elements for Valentines, invitations, and personalized cards, we’ve rounded up five contributors who are creating ideal artwork for your paper-based embellishments.

Illustrator, vector artist, and videographer Ozerina Anna leads the pack with her vintage-inspired labels, while Transia Design rounds things off with ethnic-inspired designs.

Ozerina Anna

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Vikpit

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Alex Makarova

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Nataliia Litovchenko

shutterstock 133854917 5 artists who are exemplifying ornamental designNataliia Litovchenko | Vintage-style green invitation card

Transia Design

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Transia Designs | Ethnic elephant seamless pattern