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 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!