Brown is the new black.

Hi crafters. A while back, Heather Telford did a post about sprinkling black brusho on a heat embossed background. The black breaks up into a multitude of colours. For today’s experiment I am trying brown – Lindy’s magical Bratwurst brown. I bought this thinking it should do the same thing as black since brown is made by mixing colours.

I started with MFT typewriter text background in Versafine onyx black with clear heat embossing. I sprinkled the powder very very finely by rubbing it between my fingers (which are now a reddish brown 🙂 ).

I then misted it with water. Where it has a little too much water the colours dilute and spread too much. Leave it to dry.

There is a gap, as I restamped it above to extend it as I usually make 5×7 cards.

It faded a little as it dried. You wouldn’t guess it was brown! I added some phrases from Flora and Fauna in the gap as they were the right font. I wanted to do a shaker card with letters instead of sequins but I wanted a shape that made sense with the background. I hand cut the word hi (except for a punch for the dot). I lined up a strip from the scrap piece with the background and stuck the bottom of hi to it. I glued plastic behind hi. I cut letters in coordinating colours with Sizzix Tim Holtz typeset alphabet die. The letters get caught on each other so I removed a few. Then I adhered hi with foam tape.

I am entering this card in Simon says Stamp Monday challenge:

Sprinkles and Sparkles.

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