Ever since I went to Leadership in January, I have been dying to try out the technique of smashing the soda pop tops with your Big Shot to create these super cute embellishments. For some reason I thought it was going to be super hard or complicated… or something that made me a little bit intimidated to give it a try. But then one day I decided to just go for it and I was shocked at how easy it was!
So, I just had to put together a card to share with my group at my monthly team conference call/meeting. I showed them how easy it was and then had supplies for everyone to make this card:
I just had to use some of my new favorites including Tea for Two designer paper and the Honeycomb embossing folder for the base of the card.
But check out this pop top… isn’t is awesome when smashed?!?
How to Smash Your Soda Pop Top in Your Big Shot
Ok, so if you want to do this yourself, this is what you need to do:
1. Put your white multi-purpose platform on the Big Shot base with all of the tabs/shims flipped open
2. Sandwich your bottle cap/pop top between the two clear cutting plates and place on top of the multi-purpose platform
3. Run through your Big Shot
That’s it! It smashes fast and like buttah! I have way too much fun doing this.
I just used the 1” Circle Punch after I stamped my image from the Collage Curious stamp set (stamped on River Rock cardstock) and adhered it to the inside of the pop top. Then I filled the inside with Crystal Effects.
I will warn you it takes a long time to dry! Like seriously, it took probably about 45 min for mine to dry because I used soooo much Crystal Effects. But it looks so awesome that I just had to do it.
So if you haven’t tried this smashed soda pop top technique yet, you totally should! Give it a try and let me know what you think.
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Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Collage Curious
Ink: Crumb Cake, Markers: Calypso Coral, Certainly Celery
Paper: Very Vanilla cs, Certainly Celery cs, Tea For Two designer paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Honeycomb embossing folder, Glue Dots, Crystal Effects, Paper Snips, Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals