Today, I have my Design Team project for the August Technique Challenge at Blockheads! DT member, Trisha, has shown us how to bind a mini book using two easy methods. See Trisha's tutorial here. I followed Trisha's binding method using ribbon to hold the book together. I had a couple false starts while making my book.
Here are a few tips. The first attempt-I was trying to use too many different stamps. Pick one set and work with that. Also, pick one or two colors and use different shades. Once I got on that page (pun intended LOL) I just sailed along. I actually got the idea for this project's color scheme from my da Vinci tags here. I used the same colors of Glimmer Mist, I just combined all four on my book. Here is the cover of my "Create Mini Book".
Spray Glimmer Sprays: Two shades each of Blue and Green
CS: White, Cream, and Dark Navy/Teal
I used White CS for all the pages and used a Teal/Navy color CS for the cover base. Start by cutting 4 pieces of White CS the same size: 7 x 5" for the pages. And one 5 x 3 1/2" for the cover. I sprayed both sides of the pages with the Glimmer sprays and dried them. I used smaller pieces of White and Cream cardstock that were colored the same way to stamp on. The images and sentiments are stamped with Stream and Pesto Adirondack inks. I colored on some of the images through out the book with the two Distress Markers listed in Materials list.
I threaded the Black ribbon in the tapestry needle for the binding and tied knots in the ribbon. Here is a close up of the ribbon.
I would also like to enter my Mini book in the Fashionable Stampers Anything Goes Challenge
To play along and enter the Blockhead Technique Challenge, make your mini book and link up on the Blockheads Design blog. Or, share your project on the Blockhead's Facebook page. There are prizes for both!!
Okay, See you tomorrow! I think I will play along with the What's on you Workdesk Wednesday again. Have a great day! Love ya.