Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen Does Red, Green, and Gold: Stripes on Stripes

Hi guys!  Sorry I got behind with my DD manis this week, but here is my 4th mani for Red, Green, and Gold week.

I wasn't super satisfied with how this turned out... I am attempting to use a rectangular squishy stamper now and though it is easy to know how to orient it, I still ended up with wobbly lines.  If any pro stampers out there have a suggestion for avoiding this, please let me know!

Anyway, the details about this mani are that I used two coats of Ulta Professional Green With Envy as my base.  Once that was dry I stamped vertical stripes with Bundle Monster plate BM-411, and Zoya Isla.  Next, I stamped the horizontal stripes with the same design, just turned it sideways, and Color Club Gingerbread Man.

I think this would have worked better with more constrast between the red and green underneath, since you can hardly tell that there are two colors, but I don't actually have any green polishes that stamp, and I only have the one red polish that stamps.  Or I didn't when I did this mani anyway, but a lovely package of stamping polishes I ordered arrived two days ago, so those should be fun to play with!

What red and green polishes do you guys have that work for stamping?

Don't forget to check in with the rest of the DD crew this week if you haven't already!


  1. I like the lines all wobbly! They're smoother that way. I agree, it'd have been extra nice to have more contrast between the red and green, but I have the same problem as you where I don't have very many high-opacity reds and greens. I can't wait to see what you come up with for your new stamping polishes!

  2. I do love this! The curvey lines look great - but if they arent doing that on purpose I know what a pain that would be for a more intricate design. I have a super squishy coming soon and I hope it doesnt act like that...stampers are giving me a fit lately, I can't seem to get the grasp of any I have anymore, like I'm going in reverse...But I do like the red and green, it makes it more sophisticated and less christmas-y to have two colors that are almost imperceptible as two colors!

  3. I think stamping straight lines is really difficult, but I do really love how this turned out, even if the wobbly lines weren't your intention! Great job :)

  4. Hahaha, I also like how the lines are all curved because this makes me think of the action of unrolling a sheet of wrapping paper to wrap a gift! BUT I totally understand that when you want something to be straight and it isn't, it doesn't really matter how cool it is because it's not what you were hopping for. I have an issue with wobbled stamp images, and I think it's because I do too much rolling instead of pressing my nail into the the image (like I roll the stamper onto my nail but I think I need to try holding the stamper stationary and smooshing my finger into the surface instead)

  5. Oooh! This is so gorgeous! The colors are so rich and deep and perfect! I love this!


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