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Monday, January 30, 2012

You Scratch Mine…

…And find the answer to the question! I’m so excited to show y’all this card…it’s a handmade scratch-off…and it has a maze game on it. So much to love!

Stampin’ Up supplies: Totally A-Maze-ing stamp set
Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, and Real Red cardstock
2-1/2” Circle, Large Oval, Corner Rounder, and Pinking Hearts Border punches
Signo White Gel Pen; Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine; Maze Game
Non-Stampin’ Up: Silver Metallic Acrylic Paint; Liquid Dish Soap; Clear Laminating Sheet

I made these for my hooligans for Valentine’s Day. I think they’ll love them. The process is a bit time-consuming, because you have to wait for the paint to dry, but it’s pretty simple.

DSC_0006To make the scratch-off part, mix 2 parts silver paint with 1 part liquid dish soap. Stir it very gently so bubbles don’t form. Paint that in a thin but even layer on a piece of laminating sheet. Clear contact paper would also work. It just needs to be clear and sticky on the back.

DSC_0007 Let that dry COMPLETELY, then punch out or cut out in the shape you’d like.You can see my paint still have some bubbles in it when it dried. I think I needed to pop the bubble with a toothpick or something while it was wet. I didn’t stir very gently when combining, either. Oops.

DSC_0008 While you’re waiting for your paint to dry, you can make the card. I think this new Totally A-Maze-ing stamp set from the Occasions Minicatalog is so very cool and I love that it’s so simple to use. The Maze Games (4 for $2.50) perfectly coordinate with the 2-1/2” Circle punch, so you simply stamp the background you’d like (or you could use a map or other printed scrapbook paper), punch it out, and replace the backing on the maze game.

The backing pops out easily, but be sure to keep the game upside-down and flat while you do it. Those two little balls are TINY and you’ll never find them again if they fall out! I know this through experience, unfortunately.

After you have your maze game ready, adhere it to your card. Stamp a sentiment on cardstock and punch it out, or stamp directly on the card. Just pick one that the punch will cover up when you apply your scratch-off portion.

DSC_0009You’re almost done! Peel the backing off the piece of painted laminating paper you’ve punched or cut out, and stick it over the sentiment. Ta-da!

DSC_0010 Of course, you wouldn’t scratch yours off…I just did this so you could more easily see how it works.

Now, aren’t those fun? I woke up this morning thinking about what other scratch off designs I could make. And then I looked at the clock and thought, “Holy Cats, I’ve got to put the kids on the bus in 15 minutes!” So I didn’t get to pursue my line of thinking. But I will.


  1. These are so cool!! Thanks for visiting my blog today! I'm a new follower of you! :)

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  3. How stinkin' cute is that! Thanks for the great instructions, too. I saw instructions for this somewhere recently, but promptly forgot where. So having you post this--with even better instructions than what I'd seen, I might add--must mean I really need to give this a try. Assuming life ever gets back to normal and I can spend some time getting crafty.

    Hey, by the way, how's the head?


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