Saturday, March 24, 2018

Piano card for my grand daughter

We went out of town last week to see our oldest grand daughter's first piano recital.  She just started piano lessons in the fall and her teacher felt she had improved enough to participate!!  I wanted to let her know that we were proud of her and "good on her" for doing well with her piece. 
So I decided to make a musical card for her and I found this piano card  tutorial on line which seemed pretty straight forward so I decided to give it a go.  I started with a black card base.  I cut a piece of white cardstock and added black lines with a permanent marker.  I used this method of marking even spaces on a piece of paper using a ruler and it worked perfectly to define the white piano keys.  I found some small scraps of black cardstock and cut them about 2/3 of the white piece and used double sided tape to glue them over the lines.  I was sure to put them in the correct order by finding a piano on line and duplicating the pattern.  I hand drew the grand piano shape and trimmed it with scissors.  I printed the sheet music offered in the tutorial and glued it to the inside of the card.  I added a small insert on the inside front of the card to write my note!!  Very happy with how it turned out!! 


Easter card with a ribbon cross and printed greeting

My first Easter card!  I used a piece of packaging for my background - beautiful yellow and white stripes!!  There is a joint below the ribbon vertically and I angled the black gros grain just a bit so it is still covered by the ribbon.  I added a piece across horizontally to create a graphic cross on my background.  I really like the effect!!  I glued this background to a blue green card which coordinates with my greeting.  I really wanted to layer this round colour printed greeting but I could not find a layer colour that did not distract from the cross so I put it on without one using 3D foam tape to give it a bit of dimension.  A simple card with a simple message!!  Love it!