Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Sweater Nail Art

These are probably my favorite Christmas/holiday nails that I've ever done. They turned out so much better than I could have hoped and I'm so glad I tried them out. I might even do these as my actual Christmas Day nails!


I started out with two coats of China Glaze Merry Berry from their Holiday Joy 2012 collection. Then I went through all of my stamping plates and found a lace-y looking design and several holiday-themed images and started stamping! The holly and large snowflake are on Bundle Monster plate BM14 from the old collection. The moose is on BM-214 from the new Bundle Monster collection. The tiny snowflake is from MASH plate m50 and the lace pattern is on MASH plate m57. This is a really easy, but complicated-looking design as long as you can stamp decently. Would you try it?

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  1. This mani looks awesome, love it!

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  2. Kiiinda REALLY in love with these! Hmm, I wonder if I have any lacy stamps.

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  3. wow, its very impressive and such great ways to utilize stamps. LOve this look! Great job!!

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  5. Oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!

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  6. Love this design! So pretty <3

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  7. OMG! they r amazing! u r amazing!
    the best Christmas mani i ve ever seen. love it ♥

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  8. It absolutely reminds me of Christmas sweaters! Well done!

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  9. I really like this, so pretty~

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  10. The white is really crisp for your stamps. Which polish did you use to stamp with?

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  11. I love this! I tried stamping but I have trouble with the white being too sheer to leave a good image, I mean it's good when you are up really close and personal but when you back up a little you can't really see the design like you can a handpainted one. It is simply too faint. I'm still new to stamping maybe there is a trick or secret I don't know yet? Ideas? The images come out crisp and clean but is it because I used a white polish over a dark base? Mine was white snowflakes on a blue base. I really love your design and I want to do it next!

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    1. You need a really opaque white polish (I used the special Konad stamping polish) but anything that is close to opaque in one coat will do! Milani makes a fast dry white that might also work.

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  12. I know I certainly would not be able to pull this off so flawlessly, but I certainly do love it!

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  13. Awesome! So creative! I would never come up with the idea of combining so many stamp designs)

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  14. Did you recreate it from this? Just wondering because yours is pretty similar to hers, and i'd hate for her not to get credit.

    http://www.solongkitty.ca/post/13838371684/christmas-sweater-tutorial-here-for-those-who

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    1. No, I didn't. I haven't ever seen that mani.

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    2. If you do a google search for Christmas sweaters, this is the general pattern that comes up. It's fairly common and this is just Chelsea's take on it :)

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    3. Thank you Lindsey! Those who follow here and know me well know that I am very active against stealing and would always give credit where it was properly due. It angers me that someone would come here anonymously and insinuate otherwise.

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    4. Chelsea, don't bother bout this anonymous comment. I think Your mani is much better than this one from the link!
      I love Your ideas and blog.

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    5. hehe, OH NO!!!!!! Everytime you use an image on a stamp, you should go back to where that stamp was originally used...because you know, You're copying them. THEY used it first!!! ;) Good job! I want to try this over a red/green stripey design. (no one better STEAL that idea.) ;)

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  15. I love this even though it's stamped! I'm just going to have to paint mine by hand...

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  16. I saw this on my Bloglovin feed and couldn't WAIT to see the whole post! This is just lovely! I love the simplicity of the colors and the stamping is just amazing!

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  17. Very pretty & great for this season!

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  18. This is So cute! You stamp perfectly!

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  19. Words cannot adequately express my love for this manicure.

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  20. I absolutely love this. I'm going to try to create it myself even though I find it difficult to stamp in straight lines so the lace edges may prove rather challenging! I think you should definitely wear this on Christmas Day :-)

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  21. I love your blog! And I wwant to paint my nails like that so badly! it looks so cute and christmassy.. too bad I dont have any special stamping nail equipment :( could you tell me where I can get some affordable ones ?
    Breathe~

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  22. I am in LOVE with this! I never know what to do with the tip stamps and the smaller designs! This gives me ideas! Stunning my dear!

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  23. OMG, absolutely perfect!! <3 <3 <3

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  24. Amazing manicure :)

    http://notebookofclaire.blogspot.gr/

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  25. I'm so late on reading my blogs list and just noticed this ... What you did is SO amazing !
    It's so perfect, looks like you used one full pattern on your nails instead of assembling multiple small images :)
    Great job :)

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  26. omg this is crazy !!! i love it ! i show it to my french friends!

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