5 TIPS FOR FOLDING CARD
Whether it is making a standard base card, accordion folding or creating some other type of card fold, knowing how to fold properly is important!
Use a bone folder to score the card. This will make folding easier and ensure a crisp fold. If you don't have a bone folder, try an embossing stylus, a paper trimmer with a scoring blade or even the blunt edge of a butter knife.
Choose a base card that is heavy enough to support patterned papers and embellishments, but not too heavy that you can't get a nice sharp crease in your folded edges. 200-250gsm is usually recommended.
When you fold your card, fold it in the opposite direction of the scored line to get a cleaner, stronger crease. Turn the card over so that the score line is facing down. Fold the right side of the card over to meet the other side.
Fold your paper or card with the grain. If you score or fold your paper in the direction of the paper's fibres you will break fewer fibres, avoid a cracked fold and get a nice sharp crease.
Scoring boards are a helpful tool as they have score lines and come with a scoring tool, making it quicker to create base cards and different folds with crisp, flawless lines.