As you can see I pretty much copied my card design to make the sketch. I had a flower, leaves, and a button on the original card. I also had the sentiment tag placed just so. You'll see in my second card what I mean when I say to change things so they fit your design.
Here's the original card. It was posted on my personal blog earlier this week. I had a lot of fun piecing together my own flower with die-cuts, instead of stamping and cutting out a floral image.
For the second card I did something that I've been wanting to do forever, but for some reason the execution of it just never occurred to me. I love polka dot backgrounds, but I've been wanting multi-coloured dot backgrounds. I was checking out some new-to-me blogs, and came across Laura's, this post in particular, was kind of an "oh yeah" moment. Use the outline polka dot backgrounds and just stamp in your own colour. I suppose if you really didn't want the colour to show you could stamp in versamark and just use it as a guide. I was okay with the outline showing here. With all the fun spring stuff around (and we're finally getting weather forecasts into the double digits!), I decided to pair the dotty background with a few garden boots. I really love these boots. I modified the sketch ever so slightly. Instead of a flower and leaves, I used a scalloped circle. And because my sentiment was too long, I had it flow over the edge of the background piece, since it wouldn't look right hugged up to the edge of the mat.
Card One Supplies: Stamps: Birthday Basics, Polka Dot Basics Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Craft, Vintage Cream Ink: Pumpkin Pie, New Leaf Accessories, etc.: Blossoms, Scalloped Rectangles nestabilities, vintage button, thread, Swiss Dot folder
Card Two Supplies: Stamps: Women of Life, Polka Dot Basics, Green Thumb Paper: White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal, Chocolate Ink: Orangerie, Cote d'Azure, Landscape, Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow Accessories, etc.: Circle and Rectangle Nestabilities