People often ask me how to get a professional finish on cards without big machines!
I started researching this when I began my wedding stationery business, White Fire Brides ten years ago. I even made a paper scorer from heavy card and then I discovered that they existed at Stamp Attic and bought one online. Years later I realised this little gem of a shop is just a few miles from me now that I live in Oxfordshire! Later I also saw paper scorers at Blade Rubber Stamps which is quite near the British Museum, at 12 Bury Place.
So this is how it works, and it’s this simple: You need a bone folder and a paper scoring mat. (I’m not sure of their official title). Press the bone folder into the appropriate groove – in this case the A5 groove as I am folding the card in half and guillotining afterwards. Pull it downwards. No ruler – the bone folder finds the groove sympathetically and scores. You get a neat little ridge on the inside of the card. If you are doing tall thin cards there is unavoidable wasteage. There are only so many 55mm x 210mm pieces of card that you can use! My card is 270gsm. (I’ll explain in due course why I print in the middle and waste even more precious card).
Now this little member of the heart family is designed for or little daughters or a little granddaughter. (I still have to do the older granddaughter as there are two girls in each of my families! Watch this space!)
Here she is – looking a bit brighter and more garish on this screen than in real life ! To order a card to tell your little girl that you love her, follow this link