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Spooky Selfie | Brutus Monroe's Carson Collection

Marie Heiderscheit

Spooky Selfie! Fun Halloween card created with Brutus Monroe inks, and stamps from the Carson Collection.
Welcome back, everyone! I have to tell you, I fell in love with this little mummy from the Carson Collection as soon as I laid eyes on him. The comedic oddity of a mummy with a selfie stick just cracks me up! Plus, how could you NOT giggle at that expression on his face? I think I've found my new BFF. 
I started this card by stamping out my BFF on a piece of watercolor paper and then coloring him in with a combination of Brutus Monroe inks and Distress Inks. These inks can both be used to watercolor with by mixing them with a little water. One big difference between the two inks is that Brutus Monroe inks are permanent when dry- Distress Inks are not; they will reactivate again if you get them wet even after they have dried. 
After my image was colored in, I took some Cabbage ink from Brutus Monroe and blended it on all around the mummy. This gave the background some color, and it also gives a glowing effect to the mummy since I left a white border around him. 
I then cut out a Polaroid frame from my Cricut. I thought it would be fun to continue with the photo theme by framing our mummy's selfie. I cut the watercolor paper down to size and adhered the frame around it. Then, I stamped the sentiment in black, and used a little more Distress Ink to age the edges of the frame. Lastly, I used some Locomotive ink to add a few splatters on top of the image. 
Spooky Selfie! Fun Halloween card created with Brutus Monroe inks, and stamps from the Carson Collection.
After I had the mummy framed, I set him aside so I could work on the background. For this, I printed off a sheet of Brutus Monroe's Spooky Nights digital papers. I liked those spooky little bats and thought the colors would work well with this card. I cut the paper down to size, and then with some more Locomotive ink I aged the edges before adhering it onto a white cardstock card base. 
Now to adhere the mummy down! I cut a piece of kids craft foam to fit behind the polaroid and then adhered it on. For a little last-minute embellishing, I added a string tangle and a few washi tape flags behind the polaroid, as well. I just thought it gave the card just the right finishing touch it needed. 
Spooky Selfie! Fun Halloween card created with Brutus Monroe inks, and stamps from the Carson Collection.
So that's it for today's card! I had so much fun with this little mummy and I want to find ways to use him for more projects than just Halloween. He's too cute to only be used once a year! 
I'll be back again next Wednesday with another fun project, so stop by again if you don't want to miss it! Also, if you want to see more of my work hop over to my blog, Marie Nicole. Can't wait to see you there! 


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