Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Snuggly Pink Christmas Sweater Stamping


Hello my dears! I'm sorry I haven't had a nail post to share with you in a while -- I have been frantically Christmas shopping, running around, working... you know how the season can be! Today I have a stamping manicure that I have been wearing for the past two days or so. I started out thinking, "Oh, stamping! That will be quick and easy and fun!" but soon remembered that I am not good at stamping. Combine a lack of stamping skill with perfectionism and you are in for a long evening of re-dos!


I wanted to use this stamp and couldn't get a red-pink combo out of my head. I think Let Them Have Polish's Merry Pinkmas series is on my brain!

The base of this manicure is Seche Pretty Little Heartbreaker and I stamped the sweater pattern and matryoshka using Nailz Craze plate NC03 and American Apparel Downtown LA. Downtown LA is normally a red creme but it has a somewhat translucent consistency. When I stamped it, it turned a little pink-ish!

I also added some dots around the matryoshka to fill the empty space, but instantly regretted it. They look clunky next to the delicacy of the stamping. Oh well - can't win them all!


I have some great ideas for additional Christmas manicures that I am going to do my best to execute soon! Hope you are having a great and stress free holiday season so far!
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37 comments

  1. This is gorgeous! Your stamping is flawless too :)

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  2. Look at you getting all fancy with the stamps! It looks great. :)

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  3. Looks beautiful!! Great pinks!

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  4. You are hands down one of the best stampers that I have yet to see!! Gorgeous as always. Do you have any tips or tricks for the novice stamper? :)

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  5. Oh wow, I actually love it, instantly caught my eye in my reader, awesome colour combo!!! They look so Christmassy BUT original. Love it!!

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  6. *.* This is so beautiful! And i normally don't like pinks that much ^^ Super sweet stamping (and i like the dots)

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  7. Very cute! I haven't seen LTHPs version yet, but yours is adorable. Great idea & combo.

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  8. Aw thank you! Here is an older tutorial I wrote with some tips and tricks included: http://www.chalkboardnails.com/2011/11/quick-stamping-process-post.html

    Now if only I could stamp straight!

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  9. Hello!
    This manicure looks great on your nails!
    I've also not the best stamping skills but the result came out looking great!
    I'm looking forward to read all of your posts for this years Christmas :)
    Xx Julia

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  10. This has got to be one of the cutest Christmas manis I've seen so far! I just love it.

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  11. This is so good - you are so good at stamping! I love the detail and the pink colour scheme looks great! I think the dots look great with the matryoshka! :)

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  12. This is a very cute nail outfit and I agree with another comment who said it stood out in their reader. I like the dots that you added, they balance it all out and don't look in the least bit "clunky".

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  13. Love these!

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  14. Aw, this is so adorable! I was trying to stamp my nails today for christmas but they all ended up crooked.

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  15. I love this and if this is you being bad at stamping... good lord, don't ever look at my stamping attempts! LOL

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  16. I'm wearing a manicure I made with this plate right now! I love what you've done with it!

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  17. Thank you so much!! <3

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  18. I love the stamps and colors of this manicure. It's so pretty :)

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  19. I feel your pain on the stamping. This turned out frickin' adorable though!!

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  20. They look great! Stamping can be a pain sometimes :)

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  21. So cute! You always do the best nail art.

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  22. EEEeeeeeee!!! So, these look ADORABLE!! And hooray for my Pinkmas catching on haha!! I love the finished look! I dont think for a second that you are bad at stamps! Merry Pinkmas!!

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  23. wow love the mani. NC stamping plates are awesome

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  24. Lovely! The nailcraze stamps are among my absolute favorites!

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  25. So beautiful!

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  26. so cute! love this

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  27. Your stamping game is just brilliant! I love the sweater print pattern.

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  28. I love this! Even the dots around the Matryoshka doll.

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  29. these look so cozy and girly!

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  30. awww like this one so much and even Im not a pink lover, I really like the stamping and the shade

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  31. I love this look so much that I had to buy the nail stamping plate and both polishes that you used. I can't wait to try and recreate this look. Thanks so much!

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  32. I like it!

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