Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My First Tape Mani...

(well, if you don't count the time I used tape to do french tips once before, that is!). And I cheated too, using scrap booking scissors! Here's what I came up with.



Started with a base of Finger Paints To-Teally Chic; two coats.



Then got out my newly purchased scrap booking scissors. I was by Michael's not terribly long ago picking up a few stocking stuffers. I had one of those 50% off one item coupons and picked up a set of these. I think the total was around $15...I thought my DD could use these for scrap booking too when I'm not doing manis.



After I cut the tape, I put it on my nail like so.



Then added a coat, maybe two of Nicole by OPI Snow-man of My Dreams. I removed the tape right after applying the polish as I remembered reading that if you let the polish dry, it will pull off along with the tape when its removed.



Stamped with Nicole by OPI Positive Energy using XL C, then topped with SV.



Have you used crafting scissors for a mani? If not, do you think you will give it a try? I'd love to know your thoughts!!

Thanks for looking!

22 comments:

  1. I tried a tape mani once and it was just to much work and i didn't get straight lines like others do. I like to freehand my tips. I do like your end result though-very nice!

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  2. This looks amazing! And what a great idea to use craft scissors. I'm definitely going to give it a whirl. Thanks for the tip =)

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  3. I don't think it's cheating to use craft scissors! If I had some, I'd try it myself for sure. :)

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  4. I love craft scissors for manis! Beautiful!

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  5. Omg This looks amazing!

    the combination works beautifully

    /Hugs

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  6. I love the taping and stamping together! It's gorgeous!

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  7. Love it! I have been thinking about using scrap booking scissors for taping mani, but stil haven´t used them. I just love this mani!

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  8. Wow great idea ... :)
    Your nails look really beautiful
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  9. that is really cute!! :D i love it the winter feel of it!

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  10. I like that technique. Thanks for sharing! Looks great!!

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  11. I did think of craft scissors before, I just haven't had a chance to pick them up. Good to see that they work fine with tape!

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  12. I have a bunch of these types of scissors. I never thought to use them like this. Thanks for the great idea!

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  13. hii.I had a question. Sent u an email..can you please reply.

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  14. Amazing :) love the glitter and colors.

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  15. Kejal...no problem in sending me a message; I always reply...but I checked for messages and didn't see one from you...maybe make sure you sent it to the right address....

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