Sunday, April 26, 2015

Tutorial: Card suits nail art

Today I got for you a fun and a simple stamping nail art tutorial. All classic cards are based in 5 colors - the 3 primary colors (red, yellow and blue) and the dominant white and black. Detailed tutorial below and the required items. 

For this mani I used Essence Wild white ways as base. Essence stamp me! black for the stamping polish and MoYou London Games 2 stamping plate. The primary colors I used are OPI Coca-cola red, Barry M Blue grape and Julep Lexie. Don't forget a good stamper and top coat. 

Step 1: Apply 2 coats of the white polish and some top coat so the nail art can't smudge the base.
Step 2: Take the yellow polish and dry the brush off on the bottle neck as much as you can then make quick strokes in random places on the nail. I did 2 strokes of each color and started with the most bright color so it can't change the colors of the others
Step 3: I did the same with the blue polish, there is nothing wrong if the colors overlap. And it is a great way to hide any imperfections that happened while applying the first color.
Step 4: Do the same with the 3rd polish. Don't worry if some of it gets on your skin there will be plenty of clean up still after applying the stamps.
Step 5: Apply the stamps. I choose the 3 card faces and an abstract circle pattern made with the card suits all from the same plate. Don't forget the clean up and a top coat to make everything more shiny. 

Here are my nails before the stamps. If you don't feel to confident in your stamping apply a top coat at this stage and you can have a couple of tries with the stamps. But if stamping isn't your thing then you can just free hand draw anything on top. 

So here is the end result! I love how it turned out! I wanted to place the stamps in a way so it seems that the Jack is looking at the Queen and the King is facing away as if he doesn't want to know what is happening behind his back :)

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  1. So helpful to see the step by step of this manicure.

  2. Very creative and artsy looking!

  3. That is so freakin' cool!! I love it with and without the stamping.


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