When I was 8 or 9, I took an interest in stamp collecting. My dad had collected stamps and I remembered pouring over the book with him looking at all the different stamps from other countries. Once I was old enough, he gave me his stamp collection book and I added to it as I came across interesting stamps from other countries. So today's nails are based on my stamp collecting as a kid!
Started with a base of OPI My Vampire is Buff; two coats then topcoated (no pix). Stamped using MoYou Tourist Collection-05 (thumb), MoYou Tourist Collection-09 (middle finger and date stamp on ring), DRK C (pinky and index), FUN 2 (letters on ring) and FUN 12 (mail on ring). I purposely didn't use stamping polishes as I wanted a more muted look for the stamping to look vintage so used assortment of regular polishes; Essence Do You Speak Love? (red), Essence The Green and the Grunge (green), Zoya Dea (tan) and Leighton Denny Do Me a Favour (orange).
I thought this was a pretty cool image from DRK C; too bad it would never fit fully on a nail!
Top coated with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.
I thought matte look with look more vintage for these stamps so added coat of OPI matte.
I wanted to share a few pages of my stamp collection book to go along with this post as I still have it, but after hunting through boxes for a couple hours on the weekend, the hubs and I couldn't locate it (that's the problem with keeping things 37 years in a box someplace and moving 5+ times over the years!). I know I have it someplace and am sure I will find it someday; obviously I don't collect now but it is interesting even now looking at all these old stamps! In the meanwhile, we did come across the hubs stamp collection as he collected as a kid too so here's a few pix from his.
I was positive he had a stamp similar to the one on the thumb and I took a pix of it when we had his things out but I guess I was mistaken. All is back away in storage so too late now lol!
Here's the other ladies Day 2 childhood nails!
Thanks for looking!