Just outside my window above where I paint my nails is a patch of wild strawberries growing on the side of the terrace. They are so small and cute compared to the giant-sized strawberries we get in the grocery stores these days. They inspired this easy, peasy summertime design.
Recently, the Born Pretty Store accepted me into their Blogger Program - how cool is that!! I received a few items including a stamping plate with this strawberry image.
Make sure to check out the whole post for all the details, a simple step-by-step, and for my special 10% off discount code (for regular priced items) you can use for all of your purchases at www.bornprettystore.com.
Making two accent nails, I stamped my middle & ring finger with the strawberry image. Playing on the cute white flowers that grow on the strawberry plants, I chose to paint the other nails in green, decorated with white dots to complete the look.
Even though strawberries are mostly red, I wanted to stay away from the pure red & green (which could give it a winter, Christmas feel) by using secondary colors for the base layers.
After I stamped the image in white, I used a tiny bit of acrylic paint and a small brush to add the yellow and green accents to the stamp. The dots were also done with white acrylic paint and a dotting tool.
Very simple, but really packs a punch! I enjoy all kinds of nail-art and am grateful for the opportunity to try so many different methods and tools to make it.
I hope this design brightened your day, as it did mine!
Polishes Used (L to R):
Confetti - Green With Envy
China Glaze - Wicked Style (Swatch on Instagram here)
**Nail Stamp Template Strawberry F09, #14742
- Size: 5.5 cm x 4.25 cm
- Fits in same page holder as traditional round plates
- Rectangular with rounded corners, no backing
- Packaged in plastic sleeve, blue film protective coating
- Ten images (one available in two sizes)
The stamping plate, F09 is part of a "Fashion F-series" of 15 different plates similar to this one. However, it is nice to be able to purchase them individually on BPS's website. The plate is well-etched; and even though there are no full-nail sized images, they are good for accenting your nails. By using stamping polish (as opposed to regular polish) you can achieve great results.
And....the nice folks at the Born Pretty Store are allowing me to offer you a discount for anything that isn't already discounted. All you have to do is use my coupon code: TTKX31 during checkout.
Stay tuned for more summer designs with other items provided by the Born Pretty Store.
**PR Sample product(s)
Till next time,