Top Tip Tuesday – Did You Know THIS About Card? This post has NO pictures, a video, yes, but no pictures. Some of you may know that back in the day, I went to the London College of Fashion to study Fashion Design. Although it was many years ago, I still remember lots of information about how fabrics are made. There are many differences, but equally there is a good majority that are made in basically the same way. Many are made with a basic Warp and Weft construction. The Warp goes along the length of the fabric and tends to remain VERY straight, but the Weft goes from side to side and tends to not remain exactly straight. When you make garments, knowing the Warp and Weft and how they behave is VERY important.
The same can be true of card. Now this is easiest to demonstrate on a piece of 12 x 12 card. Take a piece, hold it between your open hands and push your hands gently towards each other. Remember how that feels. Now turn the card a quarter turn and repeat the process. Can you feel the difference between how the card resists. One should be quite a bit easier/loser than the other. If you were to fold the card so that the crease runs up and down the side that is least resistant, it will be much easier to fold.
That’s great if you are using 12 x 12 card, but most of us don’t. We either use International A4 or North American Letter size card. So whilst there is still one way that the card will fold better than the other, you don’t always have a choice on which way to fold. This is why it is SO important to score your card bases first. The next trick is to score ONCE and cut ONCE. I cut lots of bases so they are ready to go when I want to craft. So I score a whole sheet in half and then cut it in half. This saves so much time.
As I said at the beginning, there are no pictures in this post, but there is a video, and here it is. I hope this makes it easier for you to understand what I mean. This is not really easy to explain in the written word, so this would certainly help me!
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