While this can be done on any paper made with layers, Core’dinations is the best ‘core’ cardstock I found in my stash. It is thicker and the black layer peels off decently. Besides, no other color combination ‘pops’ like black over a light/bright color. I first made this plate using Black Magic – Wizard, but it gave me an idea for this month’s Halloween project.
The plate was used it for a challenge entry:
I gave you a hint last Thursday….Remember the design used on that Trick or Treat bag project from last fall? To create my design, I made a simple outline of the perimeter of the house. Take a look at how it turned out in this project!
Black Magic – Shazam:
Black Magic – Hypnotic:
I used vinyl settings as my starting point on both the Maxx and the Zing, with my blade protruding slightly less than the thickness of the paper. This results in cutting only through that top layer of the card stock. Then I used a piercing tool to peel away the black where I’d cut the design.
Maxx: 250 v and 38 f
Zing: 10 v and 15 f
Here I was able to peel off almost the entire outline of the house in one piece. Of course it wasn’t until the very end at the chimney that I got in a hurry and didn’t ‘turn’ my hand around the corners. Hint: Cut a test ring or one small object to ensure your blade is at the correct depth. The black layer should peel off easily.
I found it was much easier to start the ‘peel’ with the piercing tool at a slight angle (15-20 degrees) to the surface of the paper and just slip the point under the black layer at one corner or along one edge. Then use the tweezers to pull off the section. Straight lines and rectangles will peel much easier and more likely in one piece as compared to rounded shapes.
After peeling off all of the pieces, and snapping a few pictures, I decided the haunted house could benefit from some sanding. In order to preserve the black within the house, I used post it notes around the perimeter.
This worked great. The sticky note was worn down a little by the sand paper, but I only used 2 pieces for each haunted house.
If you accidentally peel or sand off too much of the black layer, its a very easy fix! Get out your multi-liner black pen, and a ruler if you’re doing straight lines, and fill in the color. The multi-liner doesn’t bleed so it makes a sharply defined edge and blends in with the black layer of the card stock – almost invisible to the naked eye. Be sure to pull off any paper fuzz before recapping your pen.
I only gave it a light sanding this time but I may add more the next time. Are you wondering if that was what all the fuss was about? Well, that’s not all this method will do for your project…
Get ready to have your socks blown off!
The card stock is now thin enough for light to show through it!
Here is Shazam (not sanded) with a single light source behind it:
Shazam (sanded) with a string of lights behind it:
And here is Hypnotic with a string of lights behind it:
Now, if that only knocked one of your socks off, I came armed. This next image will take care of the other one, guaranteed!
And here is your sock blowing, free file from Team KNK; available for a limited time and specially made for use with Black Magic – Wizard.
Isn’t that just too cool! I can’t wait to hear what you think. Please tell me what object this posting inspires you to create with Core’dinations and your KNK!!!