…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!
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.
To 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.
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.
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.
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.