In order to produce a professional looking handmade greeting card it is important to make sure that achieve a straight and crisp fold. A clean fold will help to ensure that the card stands up straight.
The easiest way to achieve a crisp fold in your card is to score the card. This means to score a deep line on the card where you want the fold to appear. The card will then fold easily along this score line. A bone folder has been designed for this purpose, however you can also use other items such as an empty ballpoint pen.
This is a very simple technique, however one that can make all the difference to the finished result of your handmade cards. Scoring your cards before folding means that you can use any cardstock to create your card.