Monday, April 9, 2012

Scratch Off Card Tutorial

For this week's Paper Craft Planet tutorial, I'm showing you how to make a fun interactive card that's inspired by last week's Power Ball lottery ticket craze. That's right--I'm showing you how to make your own "scratch off" elements to use on your card.

Here's what you'll need for the project: a stamped image panel with an element that needs to be "scratched off," some dishwashing soap, a metallic acrylic paint (mine's the Martha Stewart brand), a paintbrush, a piece of clear self-adhesive shelf liner (I used Con-tact brand), and a punch or die to match the shape of the scratch-off component.

I started off by designing the scratch off element for my card. I created a gender-reveal card using images from the Baby Shower, Baby Sentiments, Grass, and Shapes: Hearts stamp sets from Clear and Simple Stamps.

Next, I used a die with the same shape as my scratch-off element to cut a piece of clear self adhesive shelf liner paper.

To make the scratch off panel, I mixed one part dishwashing liquid with two parts of metallic acrylic paint in a plastic palette and stirred it with a paintbrush (the photo was taken before it was stirred).

I used a paintbrush to apply a thin coating of the metallic paint to the die cut shape, then set the shape aside to dry.

After the shape dried, I peeled off the paper backing and applied the painted shape to the spot on my card where I wanted the scratch off element.

Once the scratch off piece was in place, I set the finished panel in place on the cardfront. I kept the card's design simple to keep the focus on the scratch off piece.

And, here's how the card looks once the scratch off element has been scratched off. Too fun!

Materials Used:
Baby Shower and Baby Sentiments stamp sets, Shapes: Hearts and Grass stamp/die combo sets, Emerald Bling, Green with Envy, and Perfect Little Black Dress inks, Green with Envy, You're Such a Gray-cious Host, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Baby Shower die set, Green with Envy satin ribbon, green baker's twine (Clear and Simple Stamps); Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6x6 paper pad (American Crafts); silver acrylic paint (Martha Stewart); foam tape


  1. This is so cool! What a great technique! I LOVE it!

  2. love to see the process stepped out - this is fab Lori! :)

  3. OMG...soooo love this idea...gonna have to give it a try on some cards !! Thanks so much for sharing !! <3

  4. This is soooo cool! Trying to think of other ideas:) Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. This is soooo cool! I haven't seen anything like it. I'm definitely gonna have to give that a try!


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