We all do this when creating a card and that is make a fold. I am curious if you run your bone folder over the paper or do you cover it and then run your bone folder over it. There is a difference and it really does make sense. So how do you do it?
I have a Scor-Pal where I score all of my folds first, then I basically fold the CS with my hands on the Scor Line and run the bone folder along the fold to make it crisp. I suppose it is done many ways and I wondered myself if there is a proper way to do it. Some of the cardstocks don't give a nice crisp fold and the edge sometimes looks a bit raggy (fibres of cs sticking out). When this happens, it may help to cover the edge before using the bone folder on it????
Hi Shari & Marion:
Just thought I would ask because I was reading a book and noticed that they place a piece of paper over the card that you are folding. The reason was so that when you run your bone folder over the fold it will not leave a shine on the folding area on the card. I have always used the edge of my bone folder but will try using it flat and see if it makes a difference. I have tried laying a piece of paper over the card and then use the bone folder and I do like the crisp edge that you get.
let us know what happens. actually just used the side of a pen for years before realizing a ruler did the same thing, What can one say:)
Found as well, cannot use the "end" of the folder to score a it does not work right, always have mine on an angle. Guess it depends on how you hold it, press etc, Have fun.
I don't think there is a wrong way for doing anything - it's what works for the person.
Hi Margaret I am a lazy folder and only rarely use the bone scorer. I have a Score It board and use that to make the initial score then just fold and run my fingers down the fold :) I use the bone scorer if it is very thick cardstock or not folding in a well mannered way I then use it flat and over a piece of paper a: to stop the shine and b: cos my BS is quite old and sits in my crafting tools box and sometimes will leave a grubby mark on light coloured CS
Thank goodness for score boards because without it one could still do a card but with a little more work and card making is fun not work. <lol> I have also used my fingers but not really happy with the fold that I get. Laying a piece of paper over the card stock is something I read in a library book on card making.