Wrapped Bouquet – Stepping Up Card Designs

Today I have some simple card designs to share featuring the Wrapped Bouquet stamp set from Stampin’ Up! These cards feature the Step It Up card making technique which I have shared with you before. It’s one of my favorite card making techniques! Stepping up your cards is a great way to use your card designs over and over again without having to come up with new ideas! It’s also a great source of inspiration.

Wrapped Bouquet Card Design

The basic concept behind stepping up your cards is to start with a simple design. There is no wrong way to do this technique so just pick any card design. The idea behind this concept is that we will use the same basic layout to create a total of 3 cards. And with each card, we will step it up by adding different textures, embellishments, or layers. Just a note…I am sharing two different cards ideas in each section. One design involves coloring and the other does not 🙂

These first two cards feature the “basic” design that I will be using to create two additional cards. Notice the design, or layout, is exactly the same for both of these cards. I simply changed out the colors. Start by stamping the newsprint image on the card front using the same color ink as the cardstock. Cut a 1-1/2 x 4-1/4 inch piece of patterned paper and adhere it across the card front. Next, cut a 2-3/4 x 3 inch piece of white cardstock. Stamp the image on the cardstock and color it in as desired. Cut a 3 x 3-1/4 inch piece of colored cardstock. Adhere the two cardstock pieces together and arrange on the card front as shown. Then simply embellish as desired.

Stepping Up The Design

The next two card ideas feature some fun ways to step up the previous card design. For these cards, I used the exact same focal point which is the floral bouquet. This time I cut out the bouquet with the coordinating die from the Wrapped Bouquet Bundle. The image is colored the exact same way as the first couple of cards I shared. So I am basically carrying over the focal point from card to card.

The first layer is piece of DSP cut a 2-1/4 x 4 inches and adhered to the left side of the card front. The second layer is a 2-1/4 x 3 inch piece of colored cardstock. And the third layer is the white cardstock cut at 2-1/2 x 3 inches. Note: I did cut this white layer down a 1/4 inch from the first design. For the finishing touch, I used the exact same embellishments as the first two cards.

Step It Up Again

The last two card designs are almost identical to the previous two cards. However, this time I added some texture by doing a bit of paper tearing. I love the look of paper tearing especially when it’s on the edge of the card front. This paper tearing changes the look of the card by exposing a little bit of the inside of the card. Simply add a 1 x 5-1/4 inch piece of DSP to the right side of the inside of the card. This piece will show through to the front when the card is closed.

Besides the paper tearing, these cards are stepped up a bit more by adding a few little leafy die cut shapes. The remainder of the card features the same twine and pearl embellishments. It’s such a great way to add a bit more pizzazz to the previous card design. For more fun card designs featuring the Step It Up Technique, check out these simple little Daisy card ideas HERE.

Wrapped Bouquet

To color or not to color, that is the question! Sometimes I love to spend time coloring an image while other times I want something quick and simple. So the purpose of creating these purple Wrapped Bouquet card designs was to show you how beautiful they look stamped in one color. Yes, no coloring involved! The floral image is just as beautiful when it’s stamped in only one color. Plus you now have more card making options!

Wrapped Bouquet - Stepping Up Card Designs

So as you can see from the card ideas above, you can easily take a card design and create it in any color or add a few extra layers to completely change the look of the card. I hope you enjoyed these card ideas! So grab any supplies you have on hand and create your version of these three cards! have a fun and creative day my friends. ~ Lynn

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