Do you love Black Magic?

September 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

WE DO!!!!!!!!

It is the perfect time of year to bust out some Black Magic and do some Halloween projects.

We have a really cool technique to share with you today AND all wee long from the team over at KNK.   Here is a little bit more about the Klic -N- Kut:

Klic-N-Kut computerized cutting systems are top-of-the line digital die cutters. has a great selection of machines to choose from. These machines can cut everything from vinyl to rhinestone rubber, from paper to chipboard, from thin cotton fabric to stiffened felt.  Each machine comes with the choice of KNK Studio or Make The Cut!, two vector designing programs rich in functionality. For more information check them out HERE.

SO…we will have some very cool designs for you this week from Team KNK AND we there will be more..just keep reading! AND don’t forget to check out their Facebook page HERE!

So the grim reaper is the first design of the week! Again..we will be here all week showing you some cool designs PERFECT for this time of year. (Head over to the KNK blog for this freebie file…more details on that below)

So can you see how it is all about the colored Core. SO COOL!

NOW..are you looking for a super cool decoration piece?

Use a spotlight behind it!!!

Now…how do you create these works of art?  Start with the outer point of smaller pieces and peel toward the center or where it joins a larger section. Look very can see the cut lines.

And continue that process….

If your blade has penetrated far enough into the paper, the black layer will peel off easily.

Hold your paper piercing tool at a very low angle to the paper so you don’t pierce the colored layer, but slide just under the black layer.

Isn’t that crazy cool?!?!?!?!?!?

Here are some tips for cut settings:
Use  vinyl settings as a starting point on both the Maxx and the Zing,
with your blade protruding slightly less than the thickness of the paper.
This, combined with the low pressure, results in cutting only through that
top layer of the card stock. Then use a piercing tool to peel away the
black where I’d cut the design. See above.
KNK Maxx:  250 v and 38 f
KNK Zing:  10 v and 15 f

BOTH the KNK blog AND the Core blog will be giving away a pack of Black Magic to one lucky winner! So comment here and there all week long for a chance to win.

AND they have FREEEEEEEE  Halloween files  created specifically for use with Core’dinations card stock available in AI, GSD, KNK, MTC, SVG, and WPC !!!!!!!!!!!!  HOW COOL IS THAT??!?!?!  You need to head over to their blog to get those.  These are the images you will see on the blog this week.

AND…yes…there is MORE…

a Team KNK- $50 KNK USA gift certificate, too. Can you believe it?  All winner will be random so make sure you get those comments posted!


109 Responses to “Do you love Black Magic?”
  1. Kathleen Pennington says:

    This is such a fun technique. Looks fun to do and packs great impact. Can’t wait to try it.

  2. I thought just the technique of cutting the top layer to peel off was cool. But the lighting effects just makes it even MORE amazing! It really opens up a new whole lot of possibilities… especially for holiday decorating.

  3. brianna says:

    oh how i do love black…and this is just a wonderful technique to compliment the balck cor’dinations card stock…thank you!!!

  4. CJ Johnson says:

    That is very cool. I have a Gazelle, MTC, and lots of core to play with! This technique is wonderful, thank you so much for sharing. One a side note, I have a friend with a KNK and it is a WONDERFUL machine. Anyone considering a high end machine should check it out.

  5. awesome project can’t wait for the rest

  6. Blue Laurel says:

    Great projects! Thanks for sharing the technique with us!

  7. debi tullier says:

    I love this and can’t wait to try it on some other projects as well. I wish I had more of the Co’redinations papers!!! Love you guys..

  8. Laurie W says:

    Love this paper, thanks so much for the new tut. Gotta try it!

  9. Chriss says:

    Love this pPer and the effect is so dynamic.


  10. Sue says:

    I just love the looks of this technique and need to order black magic to try it.

  11. Kwilt says:

    Not into Halloween…but love a great technique….and a giveaway!! LOL

  12. Aimee Berger says:

    Love the idea… thinking of winter crafts…. hmmm.

  13. Arlene says:

    Looking forward to other color ideas for other seasons!

  14. Marlene says:

    Great magic, but don’t think we can get those papers in Holland

  15. Kim H says:

    wow that is so cool, I cannt wait to try it. thanks for sharing and the chance to win. looking forward to a great week.

  16. Krista T says:

    I love this technique!

  17. Melody Page says:

    Crazy, and clever!! Love it! And thanks for all the great how-to info.

  18. Gina says:

    Thanks for sharing this technique. Looks exciting!

  19. Caryn S. says:

    This looks awesome! I need to get some of this and play!

  20. norma says:

    this is such a cool idea and with my KNK Zing I know it will come out fantastic! thanks for the fantastic prizes going on here and at KNK.

  21. Carla Hundley says:

    Wow! What a great technique! Would this work with
    Cricut designs?

    Carla from Utah

  22. Lynda says:

    I love this. I want the paper and I want a Zing to cut with. Can’t wait for taxes to come in so I can do all the cool stuff

  23. Carol says:

    I LOVE this idea! What would be the best way to display these? Are they in a stand or a shadowbox?
    love hugs and prayers

  24. Judy says:

    Love neat ideas that can be done using the Coredinations papers and cardstock.
    Looking forward to trying this paper out.

    Thanks, Judy

  25. frogquilter says:

    These are such “creepy-ghoul” files–perfect for using with coredinations!

  26. kathy serrahn says:

    awesome file and technique
    thanks for sharing

  27. Nance says:

    I have had a die cutter machine forever.
    I have had this problem with things not cutting all the way through.
    Who knew I should of invented a paper to make that problem into a gold mine.
    Thanks for the file.
    Too spooky!!!!

  28. Brenda Schonig says:

    I bought a pack of Black Magic about two maybe three years ago and have not even opened it yet. Now I am so wanting to try this technique with your amazing paper.

  29. Sharyn says:

    I now have to race out and buy some Black Magic. Can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for the opportunity to win some awesome prizes.

  30. Sharon says:

    This Is an amazing technique. Can’t wait to try it.

  31. Anita says:

    This is truly amazing! Great technique

  32. Janice says:

    This is an awesome project for Halloween. I can’t wait to try it on my new KNK Zing. A chance to win a prize is a plus.

  33. Wow. That is really really cool!!!!!

  34. Rhonda says:

    This is the neatest technique! So many possibilities!

  35. Sharon says:

    I love this idea!

  36. Lynda says:

    It always surprises me to see what can be done with your papers!

  37. Lori Andrews says:

    I’ve never seen this before…love it when I come across something new!!! Now to finally use my black magic paper!! 😉

  38. Judy K says:

    Super Cool Technique, Michele!!! Can hardly wait to see what you do for Christmas!

  39. This is such an awesome product! There are so many cool things you can do with it!

  40. Zanne says:

    Great tips… I’ve been having a hard to with delicate patterns & this will help.

    Thanks for sharing.

  41. Sandy L says:

    I adore this image! I adore this product, too.

  42. pam from ca says:

    This is just great. Love the technique and the paper!

  43. Bonnie says:

    This is such a neat way to use your cardstock! I never would have thought to try and peel the cardstock, but I can’t wait to give it a try!!

  44. Donna says:

    This is great I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  45. Vikki says:

    I so want to try this, but where do I find the Black Magic cardstock?

  46. Tam says:

    I love the way this turned out and can see me using it on something other than Halloween. Like ginger bread house or Christmas ornaments. Way kewl. TFS

  47. Alison C says:

    What a great way to use the core’dinations paper. I would never have thought of that clever way to use it. Can’t wait to try it out.
    Thanks for sharing this and the great files!

  48. Tamara Voss says:

    I just love the idea that we can barely cut out a picture, peel away part of the paper and put a light behind it to create a truly unique, effective piece of art. Keep up the good work.

  49. Alicia says:

    I’ve heard about this paper but have never used it. Thanks to this tutorial I can hardly wait!


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