Nail Crazies Unite challenge – stamping over flakies

Hello 🙂 Today’s challenge is from the Nail Crazies Unite group, and the prompt is stamping over flakies. I find this a bit of an odd prompt, as usually if I’m using flakies, I want them to be the center of attention, not cover them up with stamping! So, I was looking for a way to combine the two while still showing off the flakes.

Nail Crazies Unite challenge - stamping over flakies
Nail Crazies Unite challenge – stamping over flakies

What I Used:

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Nail Crazies Unite challenge - stamping over flakies
Nail Crazies Unite challenge – stamping over flakies

I started off with two coats of Rodeo Drive Baby!, which is a gorgeous bronze metallic with small bronze flakies. The flakes didn’t show up enough for me, so I added a coat of Pearly Whites which is a mix of gold, blue & green duochrome flakies in a clear base. It’s pretty thick, so I ended up blobbing it on to get the flakes. I know from previous experience that Pearly Whites can take a while to dry down properly, so I left it overnight (plus I was due to go out!)

The next day, I added the stamping. I picked a pattern that was quite open, but still strong enough to show up, and stamped in gold to complement the base colour. I really like how the flakies peek out around the stamped lines!

Nail Crazies Unite challenge - stamping over flakies macro
Nail Crazies Unite challenge – stamping over flakies macro

I really do like this look – it’s quite elegant and understated for one of my designs!

Check out what the rest of the Nail Crazies came up with in the links below. I’m off away for a few days, so I’ll see you when I get back!

Love,

Jo x

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