Craft Ideas

Scratch Away Surprise Messages Valentine’s Day Card!

Written by Lottie

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Who doesn’t love a surprise on Valentine’s Day? This lovely card features scratch away love hearts to reveal a message underneath and is surprisingly easy to make using items you have around the home!

What you’ll need:

Acrylic paint in red and green

Washing up liquid

Coloured card of your choice

A paintbrush

A white wax crayon

Additional optional decorations e.g. bows, glitter, etc

To make:

First, fold your coloured card in half.

Mix your washing up liquid and red acrylic paint, using 2 tbsp of the liquid and 1 tbsp of acrylic.

Then, paint your desired image using your paints. I’ve gone for a bouquet of “rose” hearts using the red acrylic and washing up liquid mixture to keep with traditional Valentine’s flowers!

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Make sure to only paint the outline of your heart “roses” so you can write your secret messages inside them!

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Once you’ve written your messages, “colour in” the roses with your white wax crayon. Make sure to go over it a few times to make sure you’ve got enough to scratch away!

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Paint over the top of your messages. Once dry, give the heart roses another coating to make sure the messages are completely concealed!

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Add your additional decorations to make your card extra special. I’ve gone for a cute bow at the stem of the middle rose!

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Now all you need to do is give your card to your special someone! ❤️

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