Monday, December 16, 2013
Red & White Snowflakes (or My Very First Successful Stamping...Woot!)
I was going to wait to post these til tomorrow but I'm just so excited I couldn't wait! I've finally, finally conquered stamping! Now, it's not 100% perfect, but it's so much better than any other stamping attempt I've ever managed. I got a tip from somewhere online that I should rough up the stamper with a nail file and then clean it with acetone. It appears to have worked! Thanks to whoever gave me this info, though I can't for the life of me remember where I saw it.
Everyone always has such adorable stamped snowflake manis for the holidays and now I have one, too! I give you my first successful stamping manicure!
I used Glitzy Glazes' Hickory Honey Ham and Essie's Blanc for this mani. I. Love. It. So much! Both of these polishes worked really well for stamping. HHH shows a little pink on the white, but I like it. It reminds me of redwork embroidery. I used a small dotting tool to add in some smaller "snowflakes" in the empty bits.
I hope you guys enjoyed the photos, I'd love to hear what you think of it :) Thanks so much for reading!