Make it Monday: Piano Easel Card!

Hello friends! I gave myself the challenge to create a special 18th birthday card for someone who loves music and plays the piano; this is what I made: 

I can’t take any credit for the design as I followed the pattern shared by the very talented Dawn Olchefske; I just made a few changes to individualise the card. It uses the Music From The Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set that Dawn designed!  

I also watched her video tutorial which has lots of helpful tips:                                     I prepared the black piano keys as Dawn suggested but, rather than cutting individual white keys, I scored lines on the ‘keyboard’ to create the illusion of separate keys: 

I embossed the black panel with musical notes and used a stamp positioning tool to make sure I stamped the stave, treble clef and music notes correctly:

I randomly stamped the musical notes on the stave, added glossy accents to give them some dimension and stamped ‘happy birthday’ in Golden Glitz Delicata Ink:

Here’s how the card looks when it’s folded flat and it fits perfectly in a standard C6 envelope:

This shows the back of the card with the easel effect:

And here you can see the writing panel on the reverse side of the keyboard: 

MEANWHILE … For those who celebrate Mother’s Day, I hope you had a lovely day yesterday. 🙂 We weren’t able to share the day with family (due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 restrictions), but  catching up with everyone via Zoom was fun! How beautiful are the flowers I received?! 😍

Thanks so much for visiting me today; I really appreciate you being here 🙂 If you have any questions please ask and I hope this has given you a little inspiration!  Megan xo

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