Finding things around the house to use in papercrafting is always a bonus because you can feel like you're getting multiple uses out of an object. When I saw the Around the House Challenge on the Moxie Fab World Blog, I knew exactly what I wanted to use. I'm know for winning frequently at raffles, and last year I won a basket filled with goodies for baking from the local school PTO raffle. One of the items in the basket was a package from Ikea with several decorative cake plate liners. These plastic round disks come in 4 different designs, and they go on top of the cake plate before the cake is placed on it, similar to a doily. At the time that I won them, I could not really imagine using them, since my cake making skills are somewhat limited. I kept them, though, because they reminded me of the masking sheets that many paper companies are selling to use with spray inks. They only have a design on the edge, but they are nice and thick, so I decided to give it a go this week, and got out my Smooch sprays and tried them out on solid and patterned paper.
I loved how the yellow and pink looked sprayed over the hearts, it reminded me of a sunrise, and I found the perfect sentiment to go with it from Ali Edwards. It's a simple one layer card, but I think it works because of the bold graphics and bright colors.
The other card has a very different look, it is soft and subtle, with pastels, patterned paper, pearls and a flower. The fairy was on the patterned paper already, and she got covered up a little by the spritz. I dyed the lace to match by spritzing with the same color Smooch spray.
I love this technique, if you've never given it a try, you should! It's easy, and each one comes out differently.
These are the cake plate liners. I couldn't find them on the Ikea website, so I can't provide the link, but your local scrapbook store might carry a similar product. Don't worry, I won't be serving cake on them!