Today, I have my Design Team project for the August Technique Challenge at Blockheads! 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".
Greco Roman Full Sheet
Verses Full Sheet
Stream and Pesto Adirondack Ranger
Distress Inks: Shabby Shutters and Frayed Burlap
Distress Markers: Shabby Shutters and Stormy sky
Pioneer Extra Strong Embellishment Glue Stick
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 throughout 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
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.