Saturday, April 30, 2011

Market Street Challenge

Do you ever have those moments when what you imagine actually comes out better than the image in your head? This is one of those moments for me. To begin with, I was so excited to  arrive home and see that there was a package from Angelica at Market Street in my mail box.
I used the Loopy Polkas background stamp. I embossed in red - to represent the red chili we use in the masa for our tamales. The tamales are from Market Street's Bilingual Series. The raffia  is the one that my stamps came wrapped in. Oh and by the way if you don't have the XL block - you need to order it ASAP. It is the perfect size for those larger stamps.
Every Christmas, the girls get together with my mom (Nana) and make tamales.
My goal was to make a card with a warm Mexican feel to it. Yes, my mother and her mother before her were born in this country but my Mexican heritage is still very important to me and that is why I love the bilingual set.
Well, I hope you all like it.