Tuesday 7 December 2021

Tips, Tricks and Techniques Tuesday In the Moment

 Today's post is a short one as it's  getting rather busy here at 2 Big Girls Crafting. We are getting ready for our annual Christmas party 🥳.  We host an event every year for customers, crafty friends and our Larger Than Life Stampers community and this year it takes place on Saturday! So we're  busy busy busy!!! Fortunately I had some extra backgrounds left from Yesterday's post .

That is a great tip to keep in mind when making backgrounds... make extras for a rainy day! Or in other words a day when you're short on time or inspiration 😉

The technique that I've  used is one that takes a little time and patience but worthwhile in my opinion.  I stamped the image 3 times on to cardstock and coloured them in. I then cut them out making the area cut smaller each time. This technique is called decoupage and has a very long history. Making your own decoupage is a great way to extend the use of your stamps.

Once the layers were cut out I stamped the image directly onto the background panel. I then used 3d foam to adhere the layers on top of each other.

I then stamped a sentiment from the In the Moment set. I then cut it apart and adhered it onto the panel.

A few of the most beautiful new iridescent rhinestones from the upcoming January to June mini catalogue and my card was complete.

In the moment stampin up swinked backgrounds decoupage card

I love the versatility of these stamps. The layers give it so much dimension. 

In the moment stampin up swinking technique backgrounds and decoupage card

The gems are absolutely gorgeous 😍 They really capture the colours around them and reflect them so beautifully. The photo doesn't really do them justice sadly 😕 

Iridescent rhinestones Stampin up

So that's  it for today I'm  off to post more kits for Saturday's event. I hope you have a good day and see you back here tomorrow for more inspiration using the beautiful In the Moment stamps.

In the moment stampin up simple backgrounds decoupage card


  1. Did you use a Brayer for the background?

  2. Did you use a Brayer for the background?

  3. Did you use a Brayer for the background?

    1. Hi Paula No I didn't use a brayer. It's a direct to paper ink technique I call swinking if you click the blue link to the previous day's post you'll see hiw its achived 😊