Today I'm going to share with you my first attempt at double stamping. This is a look that I've seen people do numerous times and have always wanted to try. The thing that held me back was my inability to place images on my nail in the positions that I wanted. Well, the invention of the clear stamper changed all that and I decided to give this look a try. For those of you who are in the same situation, I highly recommend checking out the clear stamper options out there, to see which one would be the best fit for you. I am currently loving the Monocle stamper from Bundle Monster. It has a larger stamping surface than the original clear jelly stamper and is shorter. I like that because it's easier than staring down the skinny tube. And after writing those last few sentences, I've come up with the idea of showing and comparing those stampers so look out for that in the coming new year.
For this look, I started with a base of Orly Terracotta, a vibrant coral polish. Using Red Angel plate RA-116 I stamped my leaves with Sally Hansen Green with Envy.
From the same Red Angle plate, I went in and added roses with Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow. It didn't create quite as much contrast as I was hoping for, but I do like the feel it created. There was just something about the rich coral color that screamed tropical oasis to me, and I was in the mood to wear something fun on my nails. The muted tone of the stamping helped it keep this from heading in the wild tropical vacation direction and stick with the private island getaway I wanted.
I hope you enjoyed today's look, let me know what you think in the comments. As always thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!