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Scratch Off (Valentine) Love Card

Are you looking for an original idea for a card for St. Valentine’s Day, anniversary or birthday? Try to make this scratch off card with my tutorial.

You can customize your scratch off card to fit your idea and the occasion. Use your imagination to decorate it with stickers, paint and ink, even rhinestones…


  • heavy weight paper
  • ink pen or something nice to write with
  • acrylic paint
  • brush
  • dish soap
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • transparent adhesive tape
  • anything to decorate: paint, ink, stickers…
  • spray varnish if you’re using paint that stains

Start with the text. Then make the fields (hearts, circles, anything) – those will be the scratch off area. Cover the inside of the fields with the tape. If you’re a lucky owner of a laminating machine, cut out the desired shape of your card and laminate it instead of just using the tape.

Mix 2 units of acrylic paint with 1 unit of the dish soap (I used a 1ml spoon to measure). Using a brush paint the fields with the mixture and let it dry.

Decorate your card. What I do is I measure the card and make a few small dots with a pencil to have an idea about where I’m going to cut. I don’t make lines with the pencil because usually I paint the future edges of the card with water paint and the pencil is visible under it. Then I paint whatever I want with watercolors and ink, sometimes I add a rhinestone, some tiny wooden decoration or anything that fits the theme of the card.

Cut it out and spray with the varnish. Don’t forget to cover the scratch off area.

Give the scratch off card to your loved one together with a coin for scratching off the secret message!

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