Sat, 12 Sep 2009

To make sure that your folds are sharp and accurate you'll need to score them. Scoring is the process of making a dent in the card where you want to the fold to be placed. 

There is no one specific tool for scoring, the point of a pair of scissors works well, so long as the scissors aren't too sharp. You could also use an empty ballpoint pen or the end of a metal nail file.

Run the point of your chosen instrument along the line you want to score. Press down but make sure you don't cut through the card. Use a ruler if you are scoring a straight line.

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Comments (2)

  • RedTrev July 27, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    One point I would emphasize –

    One point I would emphasize – it is always easier to score your folds before you cut the item out of the paper. Scoring items that have been cut out normally results in them running around the cutting mat.

    Errr… speaking of which, shouldn't that be mentioned as well. Scoring directly to a varnished dining table is probably grounds for divorce 😉

    • robives July 27, 2010 at 5:22 pm

      I quite agree. Score first,

      I quite agree. Score first, then cut out. And definitely use a cutting mat!