It’s really important in papercrafting, in particular card making, to get clean crisp folds in your card, it makes your projects look more professional and finished. If you’re making your own card blanks you need to score card well before folding it so the cards stand well.
There are a couple of ways to best score card and create really crisp folds but no matter which method you choose, use a bonefolder and hold it at a shallow angle to achieve a crisp fold and press firmly, scoring against the grain.
The simplest method for scoring is to use a craft mat and a ruler. Hold the ruler firmly with one hand and run the bone folder along the edge firmly with the other hand.
The best tip I can give for getting really good scores and folds however is to invest in a scoring board which has pre-measured lines to score accurately. My go to board is the Ultimate Pro from Crafters Companion. The score board has lines in inches on one side and centimetres on the other side and when you’re not using the score board it stores neatly away in the Ultimate Pro.
The reason I prefer to use a scoring board such as the Ultimate Pro is because the scoring tool that it comes with stays perfectly within the grooves giving a perfect score whereas a bone folder and a ruler has a higher risk of slipping and creating a wonky score, I also like the time saving element that the measurements have already been worked out!
If you’re a beginner and just learning about cardmaking and papercraft I hope this has been useful to show you what I think is the best way for scoring and folding card for cardmaking and how to get a perfect fold every time.