How to Make Your Own Scratch-Off Stationary

Martha Stewart

I love scratch-off anything, starting with those Publisher's Clearing House mailers we used to receive growing up, to the lottery cards my grandmother-in-law leaves underneath our plates at every holiday meal. There's something oh, so, satisfying about scratching off the thin layer of metallic, even if you don't hit the jackpot. If you feel the way I do, check out how to make anything scratch-off, after the jump.

Leave it to Martha Stewart to devise a way to make your own stylish scratch-offs. Her tutorial is for save the dates, but we can see using this for other types of stationery and correspondence, posters, and anything else that can use an element of surprise.

Here's what you need:

  • Ink-jet and laser printer
  • 8 1/2-by-11-inch card stock
  • Craft knife and metal ruler
  • Metallic acrylic paint/li>
  • Liquid dish soap
  • 1/4-inch-wide watercolor brush
  • A7 envelopes (5 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches)
  • Pennies

Read more: Scratch-Off Save-the-Date How-To at Martha Stewart Weddings

via: How About Orange

(Image: Martha Stewart Weddings)