The paint will need time to dry, so do that step first. Place contact paper, backing side down, on work surface. If it curls, anchor the corners with heavy objects to hold it flat. Mix together one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and 2 teaspoons of red metallic paint. Paint the contact paper with red paint mixture and allow paint to dry for several hours. Repeat for a second coat. Allow paint to dry overnight.
Meanwhile, make your cards. We used Microsoft Word, but any word processing software will do. You could also write these out by hand if you want to. Create a simple gift certificate in Word and center align everything. Use a title such as “Valentine Gift Certificate” and if you wish, customize the color, size and font.
Print off your gift certificates and when you are happy with the size and placement, use a paper cutter to trim.
Use a glue stick to attach the printed certificate to patterned card stock. Use paper cutter to trim the card stock, leaving a border around the certificate.
Cut hearts from red painted contact paper. Peel off the backing and adhere the heart over the top of the gift section of the certificate.
Use your fingernail or a coin to scratch off paint to reveal your prize!
Expert Tips & FAQs
Suggestions for the blank space include: (for kids) sick day, today, birthday, etc. (for adults) today, Sweetest Day, Anniversary, birthday, etc.Below that type the treat (i.e. trip to the park, back rub, etc)! Remember to leave enough space above and below the treat for the scratch off heart.
This project for Scratch Off Valentine Gift Certificates was printed from CraftsbyAmanda.com - https://craftsbyamanda.com/scratch-valentine-gift-certificates/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.