Happy Friday! Today, I wanted to share another card I made with the same get well soon stamp set, from Lawn Fawn, that I used in my last card making post.
I made this card for a male coworker, and so tried to give it a more masculine feel. I used a lot of brown paper, and used copic markers to color the cute little bird-nurse. The long horizontal panel behind the bird has clear embossed pill bottles on it, that unfortunately did not translate very well in the photos I took with my iphone.
Here’s a partial list of the products I used:
I’m having so much fun making and sending all of these cards. I hope to share some more soon!
I recently discovered this really great nail wrap company called Scratch. The company partners with different artists each month, who design nail wraps that are almost always incredible. You can buy the wraps individually, or you can subscribe for a monthly mani box, which is what I decided to do (mostly because I wanted all the wraps ever). What’s nice about the monthly service is that you have the option to skip months if you decide that the featured designs just aren’t for you.
I’m waring the Dragon’s Den wraps that were a part of the October mani box. I love how fun and colorful these are. Even though these were part of a monthly box, you can still buy them individually from the Scratch website, too!
p.s. This post was not sponsored in any way.
Another water marbling manicure, this time made to look like turquoise. One of my favorites!
To get the turquoise look, I painted my naiels with a base coat of a turquoise polishes, which I sponged onto my nails to get a hint of an ombre effect. I used China Glaze For Audey and OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook and a cosmetic sponge (you can find a description of the technique here). Then I dropped some black polish (Essie Liquorice in this case) into a cup of room-temp water and used a hairspray and this water marbling technique to get the effect.
Thinking of using this technique to create a tortoise shell mani next!
It’s been ages since the last midweek manicure!
I wore this nail design at my friend Marisa’s wedding last month. I wanted it to be very subtle, but still fun and interesting. …Please forgive the quality of the iphone photos…
- Base Coat
- White polish (any white polish will do, i.e. I can’t remember the name of this one)
- Zig Zag nail tip guides from Born Pretty Store
- Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Bare Dare
- Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat
After a base coat and two coats of white polish on each nail had dried, I placed the nail strips on each nail (two on each), and then painted over them with Bare Dare. I made sure to remove the stickers as soon as I’d painted over them to get the best effect. After everything dried, I added a top coat.
Recently, I’ve gotten really into card making. I’ve been paper crafting off and on for a while (wedding favor labels, Christmas ornaments, etc.) and I’m lately just really enjoying stamping, coloring and assembling cute cards. While on vacation with my hubby a few weeks ago, I picked up some very cute Lawn Fawn stamps and coordinating dies, and used them to create some get well soon cards that I thought I’d share (one I sent to a church friend who hasn’t been feeling well as of late).
In addition to the stamps and dies, I used an assortment of watercolor paints, distress inks, twine, watercolor paper, cardstock, foam tape and scissors to create the cards. If anyone is interested in a fuller list of supplies, or a step-by-step post, please let me know!
Happy Wednesday! This week’s midweek manicure is one I did quite a while ago, but forgot to post! It’s another one inspired by @ninanailedit on instagram. I saw it and wanted to try it. It’s so different from designs I usually do, but once I’d finished it I was in love.
- Base coat (any old base coat will do)
- Nina Ultra Pro Punki Purple
- China Glaze Pelican Gray
- Essie Butler Please
- Cosmetic sponge
- Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Pen in Black
- Top Coat (I like Seche Vite best)
After a base coat, I stamped on a sponge gradient onto each nail. I made sure the gradient ran perpendicular to my nail bed, which isn’t typical for a gradient (and I think that’s part of why I ended up liking this mani so much). To create the sponge gradient, I painted a stripe of Punki Purple, Recycled and Butler Please onto the sponge. I didn’t get a picture of it, but this photo shows how that works:
After I’d finished all the sponging, I went back and drew on some leopard spots with my I Heart Nail Art pen. A thick top coat with Seche Vite made it all come together.
In love! I hope you like it, too.
A simple, quick manicure this week. I saw this photo on instagram, and had to recreate the design.
- Base Coat
- Ulta – Snow White
- Sally Hanson Complete Salon Manicure – Please Sea Me
- Seche VIte Top Coat
After a base coat, I painted each nail white. Using a curved stroke, I painted a the blue onto each nail, leaving about 1/3 of the white showing. I finished it all off with my favorite top coat.
This design can certainly be done with all kinds of color combinations. The blue and white reminds me of ocean waves. Although, I had one woman tell me she thought it looked like I’d painted eyeballs on my nails…