First time caller (poster), long time listener. It’s time I put my big boy pants on and post something rather than just read, steal, read, …
I cut/scored some trees. The first one (bottom) was engraved too light to make it through, it produced an effect I haven’t seen yet, partially cut cardstock. The paper is 110lb from Michael’s. The initial settings were 650 / 30 and it cut about half way through producing a kind of wood background to the trees. The top 'engrave, actually cut the paper and was 700 / 60.
I hope someone finds this partial cut interesting and or useful. On that note thanks to everyone who posted stuff that got me here.