This instructable demonstrates te easiest way to make a nicely cut card.
- a knife
- a (metal) ruler
- a cutting mat with squares on it
- a piece of cardboard to cut on
- a very fine pencil
- an eraser
Step 1: Carving the Back of the Card
If it's your first time doing this, try on a leftover of paper to try out how hard you have to cut to be able to nicely fold the card, but not to damage it.
When using a cutting mat with squares you don't have to measure where the half of your card is. If you use the old fashion way, you can measure how long the card is, make marks with the pencil, cut the line and erase the marks.
You can also use an embossing pen, tip of scissors, non-working ballpoint, ... to make a crease in the back of the card. But in my opinion, cutting works best.
Step 2: Cutting the Sides
Place the back of the card against a vertical lign while the top of your card is place just over a horizontal one. You can now place your ruler on the horizontal line. That way your card will have a perfect corner. If you're not using a mat, you can ether measure the sides, or just guess. If your vision isn't that bad, I'm sure the corners will be good enough.