Today I would like to share with you the ATC or Artist’s Trading Card holder that I made with the help of the Scor It board.
As you can see this book has a wrap around cover and the scoring for this I achieved using the Scor It board, simply taking the measurements from the pages, to guide me where to score. I used a Crop A Dile tool to punch the two holes and then a craft knife to join the holes together, to form the slit into which the back covers edge fits into to hold the book closed.
The pages themselves were cut from a 12 x 12″ scrapbook cardstock, using my trusty DreamKuts machine. I then stamped with the oriental images using Adirondack dye based ink in Willow. I added photo corners to hold the ATCs in place.
This shows the longstitch itself, which is the binding that is holding the pages in place. I used Barbour thread, in this book it is the 18/3 cord the same as I used on the Stab bindings
http://billiescraftroom.wordpress.com/2008/06/04/japanese-4-hole-binding-my-first-attempt/ I cut thread to length and then waxed with Beeswax before sewing, to help keep the knots in place. This book is 3″ wide and ?” tall.
If pestered I could do a tutorial on how to cut and score the cover but you will need to refer to the following books if you would like to learn the longstitch itself. This is because it is FAR too detailed to go into in the confines of a blog space.
Keith Smith Non Adhesive binding Volume I
Cover to Cover by Shereen La Plantz
For further details of these books please see the BOOKBINDING tab at the top of the blog.
Best wishes and thanks for reading