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Hero Arts Cactus Animals


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Hi its Gwendolyn here, your desperate housewife, and I’m back today to share a card I made using Hero Arts Cactus Animals, which you can find over at the a2z Scrapbooking store, to remind you to join in our “Anything Goes” challenge which ends  in a few days.

Today’s card was done rather quickly as the idea hit me at 22h30 just before I went to bed…and 1h later, I was in bed! I first inked up the background with Tim Holtz’s distress inks and spritzed a little water all over it. While waiting for it to dry, I stamped the critters using Hero Arts Black ink coloured my little cactus animals, which I had cut with my Brother Scan and Cut, using my Zig clean color real brush pens.

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Before adding my little cute cactus animals, using my Zig pen by tapping it against my bone folder, but any small stick will do too, I splattered a little brown ink on the yellow part of my card to resemble “sand”. I then stuck on my little critters using ScrapPerfect Best Glue Ever. The sentiment comes from Hero Arts Thank You messages set and it was stamped onto one of my newest purchases, one of the rounded rectangles from the Hero Arts Infinity dies set.

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Aren’t those critters just adorable? If you would like to get them at the a2z Scrapbooking store, remember to use my personal code Gwendolyn15 to save 15% off your purchases of $25 and above! And if they’re already sold out cause they’re freakin’ adorable, you can always put in a custom order at the store by clicking on the “Request Custom order” tab at the bottom of the items list on the left.

I look forward to seeing your gorgeous designs in the link up of our “Anything Goes” challenge here. Have a great weekend!


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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge




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Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month


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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Gwendolyn15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.




Author: Gwendolynwatercolors

Follow me on my journey as I try to quench my insatiable hunger to constantly create something new! Visit my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/desperatehousewifecraft to see my creation process.

3 thoughts on “Hero Arts Cactus Animals

  1. Super cute card, and I absolutely love how the background turned out!

  2. Love the color blending! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Such a fun card. I love the colors and the blend of inks on the background. If I were in a funk, I’d be out of it with this card.