You may already be familiar with Inslee By Design and Inslee Haynes' fashion illustrations. Her cards and calendars have been celebrated by stylish fashionistas since 2005. Inslee has designed a new flat correspondence card, Valenciennes; this ultra-feminine card design was inspired by the delicate beauty of French bobbin-lace.
Inslee tells us about her thought process behind creating the Valenciennes design. She says, "[w]hen I decided to create this card I was brainstorming about a design that would appeal to all sorts of women. I knew I wanted to illustrate something different, and less specific, than my usual sketches of fashion figures. I wanted something simpler, but still classic and feminine."
Inslee continues: "[t]o me, the type of girl who takes time to write hand written notes in this fast-paced email world is the type of girl who dreams of someday wearing her great grandmother's lace veil at her wedding and keeps scallop edged linens in her bathroom - the type of girl who has a traditional sense of womanly values and carefully honed attention to detail. The intricate beauty of fine lace reminds me of the delicate kindness of a handwritten note. The two seemed to go hand in hand. It was this line of thought that ultimately inspired this card design."
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