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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!

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I'm going to have to try that "roughing up the stamper" trick.

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  2. Congratulations! That is really great!

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  3. Beautiful, I just love snowflake manis :)

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    1. Me, too, and was frustrated beyond belief that I couldn't make it work! lol Thank you :)

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  4. I love the design! What stamping plate is it? I'm so fed up of being rubbish at hand drawing snowflakes!

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    1. I wish I could tell you for sure! I *think* it's a Born Pretty Store plate and it has QA58 stamped on it. If I remember for sure where I grabbed it, I'll let you know. Thank you!

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  5. This is so pretty. Stamping and water marbling are both my nemeses right now. I'll have to try the roughing up for the stamping and get in some more practice.

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