by Lee Conrey
Create a textured background with your crimper.
- One 4" x 5 1/4" piece of cardstock, (Very Vanilla cardstock used here)
- Ruler and pencil
- Paper cutter with scoring tool
Mark the cardstock with a pencil at 2 5/8” on both long sides.
Mark each of the short sides of the cardstock at 2".
The dotted lines are just an illustration of the pattern you will create.
Place the marked cardstock into the paper cutter at an angle, lining up one of the marks from the long side and one from a short side and score with the scoring blade.
The cardstock will look like this when folded (without the dotted lines).
Insert one folded point into the crimper.
Crimp a little more than halfway, until you have crimped to the end of the folded-in points.
Remove the cardstock from the crimper. It should be a little more than half crimped. Going a little past halfway will prevent blank spots from the layers being thicker in the center.
Place the other side into the crimper and repeat the last step.
Your crimped cardstock should look like this.
Finish your card.