top of page
  • Writer's pictureRick Adkins

Efficient Holiday Cardmaking: Mastering the Art of Using Mixed Media in Mass Production HCS Day 8

In today's blog post I am going to share with you some tips and tricks for making efficient holiday cards using the easiest mixed media technique ever!

Efficient Holiday Cardmaking Blog Banner

Best Mixed Media Technique Video Tutorial:

Here you will find the video tutorial for the best mixed media technique to use to mass produce your Christmas cards.

If you have problems watching the video here on my blog you can always watch it on my YouTube Channel by Clicking here!


What to Do first:

First things first is to get your cardstock ready. You are going to want to use a heavy weight cardstock that will let you use ink blending and some water with it. I picked Bristol Smooth Cardstock because it can handle the water that you through at it and it's great for ink blending.

Big & Bold Holidays Poinsettia Embossed Christmas Cards by Rick Adkins

Once you have all the colors ink blended onto the panels it's time to add a little water and then have a play with your bubble wrap. With the bubble wrap you are going to be using both water and ink on it to apply to the cardstock. This is a great way to recycle some packaging that you got in a pervious order. Because we all know that you or someone you know just ordered something that had bubble wrap in it. If you don't have any you can pick some up with you order or at any big box store.

Big & Bold Holidays Poinsettia Embossed Christmas Cards by Rick Adkins

Once you have all the ink applied and have finished all your water application it's time to dry each sheet and then cut it down to your card front size. I then cut both sheets of my Bristol Smooth Cardstocks down to card front size. Here in the US I cut them down to just standard A2 size Panels. Then I ran each one through my die cutting machine with the Scenic Poinsettia Embossing Folder from Spellbinders. I love this 3D embossing folder because it can fit a half sheet of cardstock inside.

Big & Bold Holidays Poinsettia Embossed Christmas Cards by Rick Adkins

Because you are embossing the panels and adding water your ink blending doesn't have to be perfect; which is one of the reasons I love this technique. Plus I can crank out four cards from one sheet of cardstock. Next I just simply added each panel to a top folding card base.


Big & Bold Holidays Poinsettia Embossed Christmas Cards by Rick Adkins

Next I stamped my sentiments from the Big & Bold Holidays Stamp Set from Scrapbook.com onto scraps of White Cardstock that I cut to size in either Fossilized Amber or Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Inks. Then just simply add them to the card fronts with strong adhesive.

Big & Bold Holidays Poinsettia Embossed Christmas Cards by Rick Adkins

Once you have all the sentiments attached you are just going to add your embellishments of choice. I like to go for a clear embellishment that way it adds a little shine but doesn't distract from the card design or the pretty embossing.


Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you give this technique a try and add a little fun to your holiday card making. Remember you can use whatever ink colors you want to make your cards as festive as you would like.


Pin Me:

Follow me on Pinterest and save this image to your favorite card making board!

Mixed Media Embossed Cards Pin

Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins














Rick Adkins


10 views0 comments

Commentaires


bottom of page