Homecoming – Alternate post on Peek-through Cardstock (scroll down to view Halloween project)

My project for today has a Halloween theme (scroll down to view) – but, hey, who says it has to stay that way?

I took the project and gave it another twist. (And here comes my bragging moment…) My daughter is in the Homecoming Court this year, so I used that theme to create this page using Black Magic – Awake:

So this is what it looks like back-lit with string lights:

One more in Black Magic – Freeze:

I had to use a photo from my son’s last school dance (my DD’s homecoming is next weekend). I put my paper piercing tool under the black layer along the photo’s edge to make a photo holder. I then used a Quickie glue pen to hold it in place. This color did not show the light through as well as the other colors, so I don’t recommend it for that purpose.  But no matter; the color is a beautiful contrast to the black!

My lessons learned from this project:

  • Use objects with straight edges if you’re short on time.
  • Be prepared to be patient if you decide to do graphics or lettering with lots of direction changes, rounded edges, and/or small sections. It takes more work, just like weeding vinyl around fine details.
  • Every color seems to have a different amount of thickness to the black layer or  perhaps its the adherence between the black and colored layers. It may take some adjustment to get the settings exactly right. Test cuts are a must.
    • Wizard and Hypnotic are the best peelers.
    • Shazam, Freeze, and Awake are the next easiest to peel.
  • Mistakes can be covered up with a multi-liner in most instances.
  • Nearly any other mistakes can be hidden by sanding the paper around the cut-outs.

 

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About Cuttin' with KNK (Michele)

I am the proud mother of 2 grown children, waiting for grandchildren some day. I've been married to my best friend since 1988. I have been crafting since I was a girl - I can't even remember a time when I wasn't creating something, and I've tried nearly everything. I discovered KNK in 2009 and have loved the company and its products ever since. The machines are so versatile and enhance my own creativity. It is rare that I make something without my KNKs.

34 thoughts on “Homecoming – Alternate post on Peek-through Cardstock (scroll down to view Halloween project)

    • They are spectacular! I can see ‘brights’ being used in addition to the current colors. I’ll have to ask if they are considering expanding the color line!

  1. I love this layout!! Nice work! what is the font you used in Homecoming? I like the use of paper.

    • Thank you so much! I enjoy figuring things out, and finding new ways to do things – and having the opportunity to share the good ideas with everyone!

  2. Michele, I love the orange lights peeking through. I can hardly wait to see the Halloween House. Hope you are still planning to show us that.
    Thanks for sharing yet another neat way to use paper and our KNK machines.

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    • I used the standard blade (red cap) – everything was set up pretty much for vinyl cutting. The only adjustment I made was slightly increased pressure and the blade tip exposure. I tried it at various depths but in the end extended it almost as thick as the paper. Because the pressure was low (in the overall scheme of things) it did not cut that deep, but instead went through just a little more than the black layer (there was a very thin layer of color on the black I peeled off)..

      • Thanks! Found the paper today at Joanns (didn’t realize it would be in the open stock area!) Can’t wait to try it!
        love hugs and prayers
        Carol

    • I checked it out – Looks great, I like your design! As I do more of these, I’m finding that different colors seem to have different density – the yellow is ‘spongier’ paper than the green or the red. It is much easier to weed the darker colors. When needed, I use plastic tweezers to grab any little fibers that remain and pull them off so the core color looks smooth.

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