Saturday, May 16, 2009

How to make a scratch off lottery ticket?

You probably know the scratch off lottery tickets? Ever wondered how to make them? Well, they are very fun & easy to make.
I used to make greeting cards from them but now I'm going to use this technique as a promotional tool.
I made 25 scratch off tickets and will include 1 ticket with every order I ship.
On one of those tickets, there is a coupon code and a value of 25 dollars to spend in my shop on Etsy. Waaaahhh, exciting! :)

Here is what you need:
cardboard, a print-out of your lottery ticket, glue stick, sticky back plastic (contact paper), metallic acrylic paint (preferably silver) and washing liquid.
I prepared the paper cutting beforehand so I'll skip that part in the tutorial. :)
Beforehand you print out a design that you want to be on the scratch off lottery tickets.
If your printer can take thick paper you can print it directly on the cardboard and skip this part. If you do it in two steps, it is nice to get a fun color background paper and glue the design onto the card.
Then you take a piece of sticky back plastic and put it onto the design.
Mix some metallic acrylic paint with washing liquid. Try to use 1 part washing liquid and 2 parts of paint. Mix the substance.
Paint the plastic part on the ticket and let it dry.
Make sure that the picture underneath the paint is hidden. Add another layer if this is not the case.And then... scratch! Oops, no luck for me! :(
But you can certainly win a 25 dollar certificate if you are one of my next 25 customers in my Etsy shop. Happy shopping! :)

247 comments:

  1. ArtMind I love this tutorial!!!
    I always wondered... and now I know. Thanks.

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  2. you are a dynamite creator mitsy! what a fantastic idea :-)

    thanks for sharing .. wonderful!

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  3. Thanks so much for this great project! I had no idea you could make these at home!!!

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  4. Clever you!! I remember, how excited I was rubbing your card off ^_^ Thanks for the tutorial and good luck to your customers!

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  5. Mitsy this is an awesome tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing (and I'm totally going to try it out in the future!!) :) :)

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  6. such a cool idea!!! I'm going to have to try this one. you are brilliant, mitsy!

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  7. brilliant is a GREAT word for you and your tutorials. this is fantastic! :) thank you for sharing it. xo!

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  8. This is awesome!! Thanks for sharing as I have been looking for another way to include a cool promo with my sales!

    xo-z

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  9. thanks for sharing this! can be used so many way :D

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  10. Great promo and a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing! ^_^

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  11. How cool! I might use this for some surprises for my kids too.

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  12. This is brilliant! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  13. wow this is genius! I will definitely use this thank you so much!

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  14. What a great project! You are amazing Mitsy!

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  15. Nice job Mitsy. You are so very talented and put so much time and effort into every detail of your store.

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  16. I've always wondered how these could be done. thanks for sharing

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  17. Awesome tutorial!!!! whata great idea!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Wonderfull tutorial.
    And the idea is so good.

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  19. wow, love this tutorial, thansk Mitsy!!!

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  20. Wow Mitsy you are full of fabulous ideas! this is so clever!

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  21. That is so cool! The kid in me just wants to try!

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  22. This is a great and interesting tutorial!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing it! ^^
    S.

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  23. Ah what a great tutorial!!! :)

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  24. Great tutorial and great promotion tool! Thank you for sharing!

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  25. I've linked your tutorial on my blog, hope you don't mind! :)
    Have a great day!
    S.

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  26. Very cool - thanks for this :)

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  27. What a fantastic idea! I love it :)

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  28. These are so fun! I need to think of a reason to make some of my own now :)

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  29. wow, what a great idea! Nice job!

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  30. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

    Now I have to make some :D

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  31. How CLEVER! This is awesome - what a great promo item for our shops! I love this - just a super tutorial!

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  32. What a great tutorial and a FUN idea!!
    Thanks for taking the time to share.

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  33. fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. That is such a great idea!!

    I think I'll be adding these to birthday cards and such!

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  35. Wow, that´s really cool. What a wonderful idea :)

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  36. As so many others have said- this is brilliant! I had no idea this would be so easy!!

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  37. oh, I have to show this to our street team - thanks for the info!
    -Nancy

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  38. Love it! I had no idea it was so "doable." Thank you!

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  39. Oh my gosh! What a great idea!! And it can be used for so my reasons and on so many occasions. You are a well of good stuff to know! :)

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  40. How fun and great idea! Thanks for sharing:)

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  41. What a great idea! I had no idea it was this easy to make!:) Thank you for sharing Misty!

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  42. What a wonderful idea! And perfect tutorial!

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  43. Thanks for sharing, wonderful idea!

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  44. Very clever and fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Wow! You are a: sweetheart for sharing this! :)

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  46. Great idea. I may keep this in mind for a future promotion.

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  47. What a clever tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Brilliant! I've got a big craft show coming up in October and these tickets will be a great thing for me to hand out. Thanks!

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  49. holy crap! i'm soooooooooo going to get working on this!!!!!! thank you thank you thank you.

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  50. What a great idea!
    Thank you for sharing that.

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  51. WOW wonderful idea!! ^________^ thanks for tutorial! ;)

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  52. haha. i would have never thought of that

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  53. Thank you for the tutorial!

    EWian

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  54. This is SO creative, I put this on my favorites. It's adorable! I'm glad I found your blog, I'm sure reading your entries will inspire my creative side.

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  55. Thank you for tutorial.. Great Idea!!

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  56. How fun! I can't wait to try it! Thanks ArtMind!

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  57. Amazing!!! Love it!!!

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  58. Who'da thunkit! Great tutorial! How fun, too! Thanks for sharing it!

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  59. GREAT IDEA! ^____^ thanks for tutorial! ;)

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  60. what brand of acrylic paint did you use? also any type of washing liquid?

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  61. This IS terrific idea! Must try it sometimes too, thank you for sharing! ox

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  62. Judit, the acrylic metallic paint I used is from Talens and the washing liquid is Dreft. :)
    If you use too much washing liquid it will make bubbles on the foil and when you want to rub it off it feels kind of greasy. So I advise to just not use too much detergent and run a little test before you do a whole lot. :)

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  63. What a great idea!

    Who doesn't love a scratch-off, and what a fun promotional tool!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  64. I will steal this idea of yours!
    Thank you!!!

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  65. What a cool idea...I will definitely use it soon!

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  66. Thanks for the great tutorial! This would be great to have for craft shows!

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  67. thanks so much for sharing your creative idea! Fun project - and great promotional tool!

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  68. Wow, what a cute idea. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  69. Very nice! I always thought these were the coolest things, and now I can make them myself.

    thanks for sharing.
    :-)

    Kristy
    Shinyadornments.etsy.com

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  70. that is soo clever! (probably already said meh...)

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  71. I've never seen anything like this! Thank you for sharing your expertise!
    Michelle-

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  72. Fantastic promotion idea and a marvellous tutorial, thanks for sharing!

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  74. Wow, clever idea, and so easy to do. Thanks for sharing!

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  75. Fab, thanks for that, will definitely be trying that one!

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  76. this is so cool, mitsy! Im totally going to try this and maybe I'll do the same promo in my shop - if you dont mind, of course :)
    and link to your tutorial on my blog!
    Ill email ya :)

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  77. This project is SO COOL! Endless possibilities, I love it! I'll be linking to this.

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  78. I've seen some pretty amazing stuff on people's blogs (mostly thanks to OnePrettyThing!) but this has got to be THE coolest thing ever!
    Thank you so much for sharing!xx

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  79. Wow!!! what a great idea!!! Very cool!!!
    Elena

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  80. Such a clever, brilliant and fun idea!!! I will put some EVERYWHERE!!!
    Thank you for the magic recipe!

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  81. What fun! I can't wait to try this!

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  82. This is a great idea, i'll be useing this with a girl scout fundraising idea of mine. How did you come up with the soap though?

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  83. This is really fantastic! Thanks for the great tutorial :)

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  84. clever, clever girl! thanks for the great tutorial, how handy.

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  85. Art, you wise girl, this is awesome...

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  86. cool! doing fundraisers, should help loads!

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  87. This is brilliant, thank you!!! My Nana adores scratch-off tickets, so I think I'll make her a scratch-off birthday card! She turns 90 in August :D

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  88. Brilliant Idea!!!!
    I am going to try this...definetely!!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

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  89. Thank yo so much for sharing, I've always wanted to know how to do this. Thank You!!!

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  90. Thanks so much for the great tutorial! I linked back to you on my craft blog, thecraftersfilebox.blogspot.com.

    Thanks again!

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  91. Too cool! Can't wait to try it

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  92. ah help! what is sticky back plastic? where do I buy it?

    Thank you so much!
    I love your post.

    Emily

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  93. Hm.. I wonder if it would be easy to make scratch-and-sniff. Guess you have to find a paper that smells like roses or jungle or something .. :)

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  94. thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to give this a try to promote my shops! Rebecca ~ lovetoclay.etsy.com and craftmadness.etsy.com

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  95. best tutorial ever! i will be using some for my artwork: www.williamhessian.com

    ive been looking for a tutorial like this for years. thanks to Kris who found me the link.

    I am 100% excited

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  96. Awesome tutorial. I feel so inspired to make something!

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  97. ingenious!! this is the best ideas ever- thanks for sharing. can't wait to try it

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  98. Hey, I tried it with brown paint and it worked! Thanks so much for the how-to!! I'm going to link to this post when I post to my blog about the ones i made. Thanks so much. :D

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  99. This is great. I have a birthday planning blog and will totally use this idea for one of my theme and will forward them to you for the credit. Very creative!!! I'm quite impressed.

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  100. I'm going to try it with two-sided business card! (My info on one side, game info on the other!)

    Thanks!

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  101. Great Tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

    No one asked the question thou...Etsy doesn't have a coupon function yet, so how would you incorporate this?

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  102. That is so cool i love it great idea Im going try and made some Sarah

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  103. My readers would love this! I'm going to do a Blogpost and link it back here at http://www.chickiedee.com/blog
    Thanks for sharing!

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  104. This is brilliant, Misty! I especially like your idea of including a scratch-off card with each Etsy purchase. I'll bet you get lots of return customers from this idea!

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  105. so great ! thanks for sharing this excellent tuto !!!

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  106. Thanks alot. I thought you had to use scratch-off stickers, but this is a more fun and cheaper idea without the hassle. Thanks again

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  107. brilliant! my son will be SO excited we can make these. i'm so happy i don't have to buy $2 scratch tickets, or tell him we aren't getting them, now! thank you!!

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  108. oh my goodness, I had no idea you could makre these! Thank you so much!!

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  109. Wow! Amazing. The projects that will stem from your tutorial are numerous!! Thanks so much. - Bonnie

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  110. Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing it!

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  111. You just gave a great andd cute idea for making baby shower invites.

    Thanks!

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  112. This technique also makes awesome Scratch Off Valentines, you can see them here:
    http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/02/11/diy-scratch-off-lottery-ticket-valentines/

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  113. Great tutorial. There's an even easier way to make these using scratch-off stickers.

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  114. Great idea! I am in love with your blog. I want to feature it!

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  115. Spectacular! What a great promo idea too!

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  116. What a great tutorial! We loved it so much that we made some "Star Student" cards! You can check them out here:

    http://thecraftyclassroom.com/StarStudent.html

    Thanks for such a great tip, we'll be using this technique for lots of projects in the future I'm sure!

    Blessings,

    Valerie

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  117. oh wow, that is soooooooooooo cool!!! I can't wait to give it a go :)

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  118. So funny!I´ve never imagined how they would be done! And after all is so easy! I´ll attach them to my visiting card! Thanks for the post! http://anacaramelo.blogspot.com

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  119. Fantastic idea! Just saw it today on ohdeedoh. Brilliant!

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  120. I'm totally going to use this idea for the next charity fundraiser I do at work.:) Thank you SO MUCH!

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  121. I love this idea! (And I never realized I needed to know it until now.) Thanks so much for sharing - I linked to this on my weekly link roundup, post is here.

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  122. WOW! Great Idea. Thanks so much for sharing it.

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  123. AWESOME idea. Blogged about this on my blog and facebook. Check it out!
    http://thedtales.blogspot.com/

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  124. I really liked your article. Nice work! You probably know the scratch off Lottery tickets? Ever wondered how to make them? Well, they are very fun & easy to make.

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  125. Wow, cool tutorial!!! Thanks!!

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  126. Thank you so much!! This is great ... will use this for my various company divisions.

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  127. I know that a lot of people said this before me, but this is an awesome tute! Thnx!

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  128. Katie - Thailand

    My!

    Thank you so much for this wonderful trick. I sure will use this in the near future.

    too bad i just found it.. if not i can made my tomorrow momi birthday card with this trick tomorrow... thank you!

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  129. Mitsy, thank you so much for this tutorial. I was able to make a one of a kind birthday card for my dad with this idea. Check it out @ http://www.akangarooo.com/blog/2009/10/spain-the-reveal/!

    Thanks so much!!!

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  130. Wow...what a wonderful tutorial...thanks so mcuh.

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  131. We are going to make these for our Christmas cards !

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  132. Very cool! I've wondered how to make these...and every time I thought I came up with the method, I was wrong. Now I'm stoked to know how - I won't biff it anymore. Thank you!! xx

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  133. Very very cool! Thank for sharing such an amazing idea with us! I have so many ideas on how I can use this.

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  134. Thank you! I'm excited to try it out.

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  135. ArtMind,

    This is really an interesting way to promote your sales. Your invest so much effort into your store, I am sure you will get the reward for it.

    I am definitely going to try this one.

    Thanks & Regards
    Lottery winners

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  136. What a great idea. Right now I'm trying it, to use for our 'Sinterklaas'celebration. I hope it works out! Thanks!

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  137. I just came across this tutorial. What fun! That's for sharing this geat idea

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  138. I loved your tutorial.
    by any chance do you know about the chemical that we can put on the scratchie and we can see the picture inside the scratchie?
    One of my friend said me like he read something like a chemical that can show you inside and after a few second scratchie will again be same like before?

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  139. I finally got around to making a scratchie using this tutorial and it worked great, thanks! Instead of using contact though I laminated the scratchy.

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  140. Thank you for creating this tutorial. I've used it to help customers who don't have enough time to order my scratch-off stickers. Your scratch off method saved the day for one of my customers at Christmas.

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  141. Fantastic tutorial! I made nearly a hundred of these for my birthday party last August and everyone loved them. I'm sure the prizes for those that won didn't hurt either but I know everyone had loads of fun scratch scratch scratching.

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  142. omg this is going to come so handy for my son's b-day party invitations!!!!
    thanks alot for sharing!

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  143. I love, love, love this idea. I saw the same technique in Family Fun earlier this month, and I'm helping my younger brother make scratch-off valentines for his class later this month!

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  144. Thanks for sharing such a great tutorial...I've always wondered how to make them, and now I know. Hugs Naomi

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  145. Thanks so much for this great project! I had no idea you could make these at home!!!

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  146. Thank you for this, I want to use it for a school project! :)

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  147. wow this is genius.
    must blog about it now. do you mind?

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  148. Ooooh what a fun idea!! Thanks!!

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  149. great, love to read it thanks for having all these...

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  150. totally cute!

    whats contact paper?
    can i get it at places like michaels?

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  151. Really great article and nice steps to tell me. Thanks for share it.

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  152. try to cover the texts with a coat of clear nail polish, this will eliminate the need for plastic cover.

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  153. I linked these here: http://www.aloadofcraft.blogspot.com/

    Thanks soooo much!

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  154. This is great! I'm using your tutorial to make scratch-off tickets to give out at Relay for Life and to make little cards for Mother's Day Brunch! Thanks so much : )

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  155. What a great tutorial, I am going to have to find an excuse to use this!

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  156. I just did this. Everybody loved it. Thank you so much! indiani

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  157. i will use this idea to fool my employees.great job

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  158. I would like to say this is an excellent blog that I have ever come across.

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  159. Hi!

    Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog.

    Nancy Ward
    http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

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  160. thank you very much for this tutorial...
    i was just wondering whats the role of washing liquid?? ie why it is mixed with mettalic accrilic paint?

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  161. Its nice stuff.I always consider scathing is very tough work.I m not able for it.But your idea is fantastic.

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  162. YOU HAVE SAVED MY JOB!!!

    I had very little time to source a cheap supplier that could make a scratchy film for an event that could not be canceled.

    Saved my company $1000's and it works like a charm! This blog was the silver bullet!

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!!

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  163. This is genius - it's Father's Day tomorrow here and a home made scratchie will be just the thing. (Last minute? Why do you ask?)

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  164. What an awesome gimmick! We made these about 3 weeks ago and have been including one in every order. Already had a few of them being used!

    Thanks for the tip.

    -Steve
    www.dudleyandtyler.com
    www.dudleyandtyler.etsy.com

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  165. This is fabulous!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  166. Its great resource. i was finding that type inf and now i get it.thanks for this...

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  167. Fabulous tutorial!!! TFS!!!! -Sam :-)

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  168. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to use this idea with teaching children!

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  169. This is a topic of my interest. I love reading through your blog, I wanted to leave a little comment to support you and wish you a good continuation. Wishing you the best of luck for all your blogging efforts.

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  170. This is the coolest tutorial I've seen in awhile. I had no idea I could make my own scratchers. How on Earth did you figure this out?

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  171. Now that is what art is all. That is really nice I want to share this in my art class.

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  172. I've been scratching lotteries since I was 3 or 4. Thanks so much for the idea, I can't wait to try it! Valentines Day coupons perhaps? :)

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  173. This is good information. It sounds good 25 dollars to spend in the shop. I never new it was this easy. Good job.

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  174. Failed at first. I used metallic red acrylic. But the result is no good. I used Metallic Silver acrylic. It Great! I wonder why that happen? does have any chemical properties explanation with it? Anywyay, thank you so much... I never thought this would be so easy to make!

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  175. I'M.SO.DOING.THIS.VERY.SOON!!!!!! Thank you for this amazing tutorial. It is the bomb dot com!

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  176. This is awesome!!
    Great idea.. Thanks for the tutorial!! :)

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