Sunday, January 22, 2012

Subtle Stamping

Hi Readers!  Some of the prettiest stamping mani's to me are the subtle ones.  By subtle I mean the tone on tone stamping which are ones where the stamped color and base color are from the same color family.  The blogger who I think does an AHmazing job of subtle stamping is NailXchange.  Please check her out here. Taking a page out of NailXchange's book I did a nice subtle stamping mani.  What prompted me to go tone on tone was my recent nail mail of my first OPI suede--Ink!!  It's gorgeous!  I don't know why I'm getting on board with these so late but thankfully I have some friends who have helped me out.  I currently have Ink, Lincoln Park After Dark, Russian Navy and soon I'll be getting We'll Always Have Paris.
First up here's a pic of OPI Ink suede not the best pic I'm sorry.  I didn't really take a lot of pics of it since it had no stamping yet
Ink is one of those fantastic "blurple" colors.
Here's the mani I came up with for it
Here's a close up!
There is SO much incredible depth to a matte when you top it with a glossy topcoat.

To get this look I did 2 coats of OPI Ink suede then stamped using China Glaze Avalanche and Shany plate SH23.  To me this was the perfect little mani for a day and then move on kind of mani.

How about you readers--do you like the tone on tone subtle stamping or are you a more dramatically stamped mani person?  How about a mani for just a day?


  1. Very nice..I am really starting to like all the blues :)

    1. Hahaha! Jackie I wonder if you can tell blue is a "problem" color for me--in that I must own every blue made lol!

  2. Very nice! I like all kinds of stamping, now I have to add something to my nails I can't just have them with one color. Cuz I feel they are TOO plain, lol!

  3. How vain is it that I thought you were gonna mention me?? I have done a lot of subtle stamping but didn't realize there were people out there who like that? This is really great!