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. Renae Palmer says:

    This is just an awesome technique. I will have to give it a try. I would never have thought of doing that!

  2. Lynn Kent says:

    Can’t wait to give it a try! What an awesome idea!

  3. Jodi says:

    This stuff looks awesome!

  4. Nancy says:

    Love the combination of KNK and coredinations!

  5. frogquilter says:

    Another “spooktacular” use of core’dinations and our cutters! Love it!

  6. Great idea. Wouldn’t have thought to do that.

  7. Lynn C. says:

    Love this whole Core’dinations and Halloween idea. It is so cool. My favorite time of the year just got better as a result of Michele’s experimenting. Love the contest idea, gift certificate, and free files. Way to go!!!

  8. Amy #8546 says:

    This is so awesome. I love spooky things and how this is created this is just so neat. cant wait to get some of this paper.

  9. Carol says:

    soooooooooooo cool!
    love hugs and prayers

  10. Lisa Byers says:

    Wow core`dinations and KNK sure make a great team. Cool idea!!!

  11. Kathy says:

    This is such an awsome file!! I would love to have it!!

  12. Veronika44 says:

    Great job ..looks like a lot of fun!

  13. KarenC says:

    Awesome! Another great way to use Co’ordinations, can’t wait to try this out.

  14. Lynda says:

    LOve it love it love it, it is so cool.

  15. norma says:

    love frankie. he looks so evil!

  16. Dorina D says:

    Oh my gosh. That is so Coooooooooool!!! what a fabulous creation. Love how this look was achieved and the effect it has. WOW! Great job.

  17. Elizabeth C says:

    I love core’dinations cardstock…cuts like butta…seriously. I love the design and cannot wait to try it out. thanks.

  18. Vicky says:

    wow……great job it looks cool awesome creation………

  19. Laurinda says:

    I just love how these come out. I’m not sure I have the patience to do it myself though.

  20. Elaine says:

    Another idea maybe would to place it on a glass block so your color would come thru. I love this idea. I hadn’t seen any of this paper before. Love what you did and I can’t wait to see new graphics done with it. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Beth W says:

    Totally cool! Black Magic will always be my favorite and this is fantastic!

  22. Jeanette Block says:

    What a terrific technique! I love clever and this is very clever!

  23. Miriam Prantner says:

    Very cool! Thanks for the chance to win some of my own!

  24. Helen says:

    Very clever!

  25. Rita says:

    This is so creepy cool!!! Love it!!! Thanks for a chance to win!!!

  26. Christina c. says:

    This is so cool! Great project! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Janet Cobb says:

    Great! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  28. Sandra says:

    That is “wicked” cool!

  29. joanberrie13 says:

    I LOOOOVE this paper and this is an awesome idea and explanation…THANKS!

  30. maria f. says:

    This is just so amazing. What a cool technique.

  31. Games says:

    Loved this! Have to go shop now. Thanks!

  32. Kelly S says:

    Fabulous idea! Time to pull out my Core’dinations paper and play. 🙂

  33. WOW!! Never seen anything so neat!! LOVE all of the ideas shared and I’d LOVE to win!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  34. frogquilter says:

    I’m thinking this dragon eye on core’dinations paper is spectacular!

  35. Carol says:

    These are awesome! LOVE THEM! thanks for sharing!
    love hugs and prayer

  36. DebbieC says:

    Fabulous projects and such fun looking paper.

  37. Michele j says:

    This is so cool…can’t wait to try it……would look really cool as a lantern as well. Got to get this paper 🙂

  38. Amy #8546 says:

    Love this…..It is so neat. I cant wait to get my hands on this and play….

  39. Jean Bullock says:

    Very cool Halloween project~

  40. Jen_A says:

    Sweet reaper!

  41. Melisa says:

    This is so very cool. I am just dieing to try it. Where is everyone finding the paper. None of our local stores have it.

  42. Lois says:

    Love this technique! Can’t wait to try it. TFS

  43. Smokie says:

    That is pretty cool!

  44. Maggie Hen says:

    The spotlight is a great idea, especially with a spooky design!

  45. Goldie says:

    Ok, I commented on the other website, now I’m doing it here. Same comment, lol….I LOVE THIS. Looks difficult, but I want to try it. Now, how do I get it as a freebie after I’ve commented on both webites, lol!?

  46. Debbie Kielwein says:

    This is so cool! I’ve got to get my hands on some of this paper and try it myself.

  47. Maureen says:

    The file is great. the paper is very interesting. Would love to try it. Thanks

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