This is another brand new plate for me: Pueen28 from the Love Elements set. Lace, frills, and fru-fru! I’ve had it for years, but haven’t ever used it.
I’m not a big fan of lace so that’s probably why it’s sat unused for so long. (Similar to why I haven’t used the Pueen27 plate much either.) After spending an hour Googling images of what everyone else has done with this stamp I decided I had to do something subtle with it. No black and white or loud fuschia and silver for me. Elegant, feminine and proper. Think Jane Austen. I always think old when I think of lace. How about you?
This is actually my second attempt with this plate. I hated the last round so much I just took it off and started over less than 24 hours after putting it on.
I chose a very pale creamy pink from Sally Hansen for the base. It took three coats to make it opaque, which it just too much. (It did go on much better than the Sinful Nails pink I’d tried to use last time around.) I think this has something to do with the ridges in my nails. I must find a ridge filler base coat – and fast.
No matter what I did I could not capture the pretty pale pink of this polish. It’s just barely there. The photo just doesn’t capture it. (I only took about 3,847 of them to get this one.)
I topped that with a white lace stamp. The final look is perfect for me and my quiet spirit. So shy and unobtrusive! I promise something a little more noticeable and funky next time around. Valentine’s is right around the corner so… red maybe?!
Honestly – although I like these nails, I think this lace pattern would work a lot better on nails a bit longer than mine. I had a fair amount of difficulty lining everything up. I do think those of you who like louder combinations, as well as lace, will love this look.