I decided it would be fun to give my husband a scratch-off card for Valentine’s Day. Here’s what it looks like:
Under each heart is a different gift. I will give him whichever one he scratches off.
A Valentine’s Day card
Liquid dish soap
Small paper cup or something to hold paint
Step 1: Prepare your Valentine card.
I made mine in Photoshop and it took all of ten minutes. You could just as easily make one in Word. Print it out on cardstock.
Step 2: Cut a strip of Con-Tact paper big enough to make four hearts. Lay it on top of the hearts on your card and trace them onto the paper side of the Con-Tact paper.
Step 3: To make the special scratch-off paint, mix two parts acrylic paint with 1 part liquid dish soap. I just eyeballed the measurement.
Step 4: On the shiny side of the contact paper, paint a thin coat of the special paint to cover each heart. Let it dry, then add a second and third coat if needed. Remember, you don’t want to be able to see through the paint.
Step 5: Cut out the hearts following the lines you traced. Peel off the paper backing and place the sticker over the hearts on your card.
Step 6: Include a shiny new penny with the card so your Valentine will have something to scratch with!