Today I would like to share some pictures of the ribbon bound book that I created for The Virtual Crafting Challenge of ‘Peel Offs, Ribbons and Stickers’.
The main image is on watercolour paper coloured and stamped with Crafty Individuals stamps and Katzelkraft stamps. The panels were cut using Cuttlebug and using the Nestabilities Curved Rectangles dies. The cover is cut under the panel to allow the ribbon to hide in between the cover boards, so it isn’t visible from the inside of the book.
I had originally planned to add three strips of ribbon to the book, but hadn’t accounted for the kettle stitches required at the head and tail stations DOH! Oops.
Here is the view of the back of the book. Again to hide the slit that the ribbon goes through on the cover I have used a pair of panels cut using the Cuttlebug and Nestabilites Curved Rectangles dies.It doesn’t show in the photo’s but the panels and covers were sprayed with Perfect Pearls in gold, which adds another dimension to the finished look.
I’ve really enjoyed making this book, and now I know to use kettle stitches top and bottom the next one will have a neater finish on the spine ;) Each book I create teaches me something new, which is part of the fun of bookbinding.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon