Thursday, June 7, 2012

Happy Birthday with a Piano

Happy Birthday...
... with a Piano.

When comes the end of June, I am putting on my thinking cap to come up with an idea of a Piano Birthday Card. Why? Our Piano Teacher Rosemarie's birthday is coming up.

(Check out post #43 and #254 for earlier pop up piano cards.)

This year, I am trying myself at another kind and since my uncle's birthday (Claude Cohen, the very famous pianist of the Puente Romano, Marbella)  is coming up, I made this card in double.

Check it out:


Another view of it half open: it does look like a Baby Grand, doesn't it?

I made it an A2 card: I folded in two a black card stock 8 1/4 in  by 5 1/2 in, and cut out free hand the shape of a piano on each side.

I then cut the top part at 1 1/4 in of the edge, as to mimic a lid.

The bottom part of the "lid" is then glue down but I scored and folded it at 1/2 in to make a Music desk that hold the simile sheet music up.

I then added a printed keyboard on top.

I found that wonderful LD Music font for the words and added a few notes from another font called Tone Deaf BB, both free on the internet.

On the inside, i added a white lining to write a personal message.

I think Rosemarie is going to like it...

Until next time!

1 comment:

  1. WOW! Definitely have to case this one for the piano teacher! You're so clever!