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I have printed the waterdrop shape on the cardstock. I want it to have sharp and smooth edges. I'm not an artisan at crafts, however, scissors and utility knife leave a lot of roughness.

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  • Are you cutting corrugated cardboard, or "cardstock"? – Erica Feb 7 at 12:55
  • I didn't know its name was cardstock, will fix it right now. – Melih Feb 7 at 13:14
  • When you say "reverse" do you mean you want a water drop shaped hole in an otherwise intact piece of card and not a tear drop shaped piece of card? – smithkm Feb 12 at 3:45
  • @smithkm I mean a cardstock punched in the form of a reverse water drop. – Melih Feb 12 at 7:48
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If you have a makerspace in your area or a similar craft related activity/club, you may be able to gain use of a craft cutter such as the Silhouette Cameo or a Cricut product. Still associated with the makerspace, you may find members with a laser cutter. Stretching the application a bit means you could also use a flatbed CNC machine to make the straight and large curves, although the small point at the bottom would have to be done by hand with a sharp craft knife.

I've recently become aware of a product that can be best described as a high-frequency vibrating craft knife. At a cost of US$399, it's steep for hobby use, but might be practical for high production craft use. It's a Kickstarter campaign called Wondercutter, but as a Kickstarter item, there's a risk involved.

As I own a laser cutter which cuts cardboard quite cleanly, it's on the top of my suggestion list.

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Xacto knife is the artist standard for cutting mats when mounting pictures. Mats are made from a very thick cardstock. You already have the stencil, you may want to get a French Curve ruler. That helps with stability while cutting.

LINKS See the xacto website for knives & blade options. There’s a wiki link about french curves. Also an article about mat board and different thicknesses of cardstock as well as foamcore board.

Https://xacto.com/products/cutting-solutions/knives

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_curve 3

https://www.cansonstudio.com/choosing-framing-papers-and-mat-boards

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