Today's second PTI World Card Making Day challenge is to be inspired by all things Mexican. My husband served a 2-year LDS mission to the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tobasco about 20 years ago, so he has a special love for the country and the people. He still speaks Spanish, which I should've learned growing up in SoCal, but didn't. Nevertheless, I have been to Tijiuana, and if Swine Flu hadn't canceled it this past May, I would've gone on the Love Boat-esque cruise there. Next year...
I always think of very bright colors and all kinds of ruffles...But I settled on a simple one-layer card that reminds me of my mom's Mexican house dress that she (and everyone else's mom in Southern California) wore in the '80's. I tried to recreate the embroidery in the flowers without actually sewing, but I am insane. It probably would've taken less time. I do like how it turned out, though.
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream
Ink: (and matching markers) SU Real Red, Only Orange, Green Galore, Brilliant Blue, Passion Pink, Pixie Pink, Versafine Onyx
Stamps: PTI Flower Garden, Everyday Button Bits