Happy Summer!

Hi there!

In today's tutorial I'm going to show you two different ways to use the same stencil to participate in this month's Clever Dexter Challenge.

You have until the end of the month to upload your entries on the Clever Dexter blog following the theme of the challenge: “Use a Stencil”. Optionally you can also use the proposed color combo: white, navy blue, dusty blue, fuchsia and sand.

For this card I have used the Summer Bunny stamp of our sponsor La Casetta DiChicca and I have colored it following the combo.

The sentiment is made up of a part stamped with Memento ink and colored and another die-cut with colored cardboard.

But what interests us is to know how to make the background using a stencil.

Stencils can be used in many techniques beyond inking (which is one of the two techniques I have used) or the "emboss resist" which is the technique I showed you in my previous post as Clever Dexter's DT. A third technique is the "dry embossing" or what is the same, use the stencil to make an embossing on the cardboard.

For this you need a die cutter machine (type Sizzix, Spelbinders or similar), and an emboss mat (a kind of flexible silicone mat that acts as a pad). Place the cardboard on the embossing mat and the stencil on top. Pass it with the sandwich that the brand recommends through your tool and you will obtain a result similar to having used an embossing folder but with the drawing of your stencil. To improve the results, you can lightly wet the cardboard with a spray of water.

You can enhance the result by gently inking the bulging parts of the resulting drawing, or leave it as is.

You can perform this technique with all the stencils you have and thus give them many more uses.

And when you get results, you can upload your cards to this month's challenge post and participate!

You are on time!!

I hope you like it and inspire you and above all you are encouraged to participate in the challenge. You have until the end of the month. And on the blog, Facebook and on the Clever Dexter Challenge IG profile you have many more inspirational work from my DT colleagues. Of course, we also invite you to visit our sponsor's website!

See you!


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