I used a plain two ring A5 folder from a stationery store and proceeded to cover as I have done with previous albums and journals. I wanted to achieve a lighter colour tone for the cover and am very happy with the end result.
I searched Pinterest for an image and found a beautiful Harrison Fisher illustration (early 1920's I think). It is just what I was looking for.
Base of book cover constructed, and now comes the fun part . . . placing, pinning and sewing the fabric, lace and ribbon
Finished front cover
Close up of the image surrounded by ivory white crinkly rayon seam binding
I just glued it as it fell on to project
I printed the image on to white sticky back canvas and really like how the texture shows through
View from the bottom, showing the top and back layers of the album
so pretty and delicate looking
Close up of the top right hand side - used Swarovski embellishment for the middle of the bow
Close up of the left hand side of the image
Found the little hearts in my 'Pearl' box - cant remember the brand
A beautiful album to hold treasured memories of a magical day