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Old 11-04-2011, 04:45 AM   #1
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My sister gave me a 12x12 sheet of thin corkboard that is adhesive backed. I tried to use a die cut on it but was not very sucessful. What else can I do with it?
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:24 AM   #2
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What kind of die cut did you use? It sounds like you need a Sizzix bigz die, those things cut through thick chipboard.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:48 AM   #3
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It's not a matter of the thickness, it the cork that crumbles. Cork is made up of very small pieces and put together to make the sheet with the sticky back.

It may work with a manual die cutter, but only with a large die that has no detail. But it may also not give you the clean cut you're looking for.

It certainly will not work with an electric die cutting machine. Also flakes off and can get in the machine and damage it.

I've tried both kinds of machines several times and am not happy with result from either machine. Not worth wasting the corkboard.

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I cut cork with my Cuttlebug and Bigz dies. If crumbling is a problem brush with a light coat of matte medium and let dry before cutting.
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:33 PM   #5
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I had luck cutting mine from back to front- put the cork side down, and use the die on the adhesive side.
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Stamp on it! Here is a card I did for a challenge during the May Virtual Stamping Night.
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