Project #73: Valentine Scratch Cards


Valentine Scratch Cards by Khali from Little. Lovely.

What’s better than receiving a note that tells you just how special you are? One with a hidden message that is revealed after you scratch away the surface.

You’ll need:
* Red card
* Gold pen
* Clear contact paper
* Scissors
* Gold paint
* Dishwashing liquid
* Paint brush
Step one: Draw a love heart on your red card and write a message to someone you like inside the heart. Repeat if required.
Step two: Cut out your hearts and cover them with clear contact paper. Cut off the excess contact paper from around the edges of the heart.
Step three: Mix one part dishwashing liquid to two parts gold paint. Paint over the inside of your heart using light strokes. Allow to dry and reapply a second coat, if required to cover your message.
Step four: When your heart is completely dry, place in an envelope. The person you love will be able to scratch off the gold paint using a coin or fingernail to reveal the message underneath.


.. Little. Lovely...

Bloesem loves comments
  1. brooke

    LOVE this. I wonder if it has to be gold paint? Would any color work? Have to try this with my kids..

  2. lizzieloo

    what a LOVELY idea! But what is contact paper….i’m from the uk and i’ve not heard of it?

  3. Khali

    Brooke – any colour paint would work as long as it’s a thick enough consistency to cover the image underneath.

    Lizzieloo – contact paper is a sturdy and self adhesive film of plastic that is generally sold in rolls. It’s commonly used in Australia to cover children’s school books. Here’s a link I found online –

    I hope this helps!


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