Card for a friend :)

I got the sweetest card in the mail yesterday from a very good friend of mine Andrea (aka Auntie Turtle!) who has recently discovered the many delights of Stampin' Up! and sent me a card to say thanks for introducing her to this wonderful new world! Well it made my day, so I wanted to get one straight back to her and this is what I sent:

punched spotty flower

She should have received it by now, so I won't be ruining the surprise should she happen to look at my blog today :) I cased pretty much the entire design from this gorgeous card that I found in my internet travels. I just love the colours that she put together and have wanted to make a similar one for ages! I was not able to exactly copy the card as I don't have the same stamp set, but was able to make a pretty good copy by stamping the spotty background from my Background Sampler set, then punching out the petal shapes with my large oval punch. Worked out quite well! In the centre I have stamped the dotty circle from Polka Dots and Petals, then punched it out with my 1-1/4 inch circle punch and tied on a large clear button with some linen thread. The saying is from the Hostess set Reason to Smile.