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New Blow Art Technique: Holiday Card Series 2023 Day 2

Updated: Dec 23, 2023

Are you tired of creating the same old Christmas cards every year? Do you want to impress your friends and family with unique and unforgettable holiday greetings? If so, it's time to take your Christmas card-making skills to the next level with the mesmerizing world of blow art. In this blog post, we'll explore the blow art technique and show you how to use Hero Arts' festive stamp sets to craft stunning Christmas cards that will leave a lasting impression.

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Blow Art Technique Video Tutorial:

In our video tutorial, we guide you through the blow art technique step by step, ensuring that you achieve captivating patterns and seamless color blending that rivals the work of a professional artist. Here's the process video for you to watch:

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Blow Art Mixed Media Christmas Card by Rick Adkins

Blow Art Technique: A Game-Changer for Christmas Card Making

In the realm of Christmas card crafting, it's all about finding innovative ways to stand out and make your cards truly special. The blow art technique is a game-changer in this regard. Whether you're a seasoned card maker or just starting on your creative journey, this technique is bound to impress.


Blow Art Mixed Media Christmas Card by Rick Adkins Front View

What Is Blow Art?

Blow art is a unique and captivating technique that involves using your breath, some alcohol markers, and rubbing alcohol to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind patterns on your Christmas cards. The key to success with blow art lies in Hero Arts' stamp sets, which provide the perfect foundation for this creative endeavor.


Blow Art Mixed Media Christmas Card by Rick Adkins Overhead View

Getting Started with Blow Art

To begin your blow art adventure, you'll need a few essential supplies:

  1. Alcohol Markers: You are going to want markers that are nice and bold in color. The lighter markers will not put down as much ink on the paper.

  2. Rubbing Alcohol and a dropper: You will want to use plain old rubbing alcohol from the drug store or big box stores for this. But you do want the ones that's 97% or higher to make it work really well. I prefer the strongest one I can get!

  3. Yupo Paper & Cardstock or blank cards: The Yupo Paper will serve as your canvas for the blow art masterpieces. It will not work on regular or glossy cardstocks. I scarified a sheet of both glossy cardstock and regular cardstock to the crafty gods already trying to see if it worked. So, to save you the time, frustration and money I already tried it.

  4. A straw or a special blow art tool: This is what you'll use to direct your breath and create stunning patterns on the paper.

Your Unique Christmas Cards

By following our blow art technique, you can create Christmas cards that are truly special and showcase your creativity. Each card will be a work of art, and your friends and family will be delighted to receive such unique and memorable greetings.


Blow Art Mixed Media Christmas Card by Rick Adkins Side View

So, are you ready to unleash your creativity and make this holiday season extra special with blow art Christmas cards? Gather your supplies, watch our video tutorial, and get ready to craft unforgettable holiday cards that will leave a lasting impression. This year, your Christmas cards will be a true work of art!


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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














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