Saturday, March 23, 2013

Scooby Doo and Shaggy, Too!

Isn't it great that there are so many stamping image options nowadays?  So cool that we have more than flowers and butterflies to stamp, right?  (Lol, ironically, my next post is going to be flowers and butterflies for the AiS FB spring challenge!)  Anyhooo, a fairly new plate that I picked up not too long ago has a bunch of cartoon characters; this is a mani I came up with!

Base polishes used, starting at thumb and going clockwise, are L'Oreal New Money, Color Club Pink Flame, China Glaze Bahamian Escape, Sally Hansen Insta-dri Orange Impulse and OPI Funky Dunkey.  All two coats, topped with SV.

I've had Scooby and Shaggy stamper decals sitting for a while now; since before St. Patrick's Day but haven't had a chance to use them as I was doing St. Paddy's Day and various challenge mani's.  So I finally decided to do a mani using them.  These are the stamper decals I had made using 12-56S.

When I went to take them off, I guess they have been sitting too long and had over dried.  While I was able to salvage Shaggy, Scooby Doo fell apart and was unusable (maybe I should have posted this in my last fail post!)

Seeing how I already had the mani planned,  I went ahead with the mani anyway.  Applied the stamper decal to the thumb (and didn't do a great job of painting it, I see!) and just stamped in Scooby Doo using 12-56S with black Konad special polish.  The other plates used were OMG unnamed XL (peace symbol) and fauxnad AT06 (flowers).  Stamping polishes used were FUN stamping polishes in Bubble Blue, Mango Shake and Cotton Candy and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Lickity Split Lime and Orange Impulse.

Topped with SV.

I had only done the two stamper decals so only had them to use; decided to do my right hand slightly different using same stamping polishes, but used SdP 67 for the image. (Please excuse horrible cleanup, hangnails and terribly dry cuticles!)

Topped with SV.  I really like the colour combinations on the thumb and index finger; I'll have to come up with a mani to put these colours to use sometime soon!

The 12-56S plate is available here via Chocolate Vanity's Etsy shop.  Please note that 12-56 has larger images than the 12-56S. (I have the 12-56 plate too; most of the images are too large to fit entirely on a nail, I guess unless you have terribly large/wide or long nails, which I don't!).  The 12-56S plate is slightly different; a lot of the images are the same but smaller in size but some of the images are different from the 12-56 plate.  Some of the images on my 12-56 plate don't stamp 100%, I seem to think there was a couple on the 12-56S plate that didn't stamp clearly, but the quality was better than the original 12-56.  I have read mixed results on FB groups of the quality on these plates; I can say mine are generally OK, recognizing that all don't stamp well on the 12-56 plus there is the size issue, but not everyone has received stampable plates.  I did contact the owner of the Etsy shop and worked out an agreeable arrangement regarding the 12-56 plate.

When I received my 12-56S plate, I did some sample testing on scrap paper (I've edited some of the words, phone numbers, etc. on the paper), which is below.

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend...thanks for looking!


  1. I have wanted to try to do this technique. Do you think it works with acrylic paints as well?? This is super cute! My hubby and son came running over to see what I was ooohhhing about. LOL! Very cute!

  2. I love this mani. So so cute. You are going to Pinterest! I really want to recreate your super fun mani. This is perfect for summer.

  3. I LOVE that mani!! OMG so fun!!! I love Scooby Doo, I used to watch it everyday after school.

    I need to give that stamper decal method a try, it would make some images a whole lot easier.

  4. Oh my--I spy Eeyore! I might have to hunt down that plate for our Disney trip later this year.

  5. I had no idea this was possible. When I started stamping, I was so excited and showed my BF, he told me when they figured out a way to do a picture in more than one color then he would care. Guess he is going to have to care now. LOL I just checked out messy mansion's tutorial and am trying it right now. Cheers!

  6. I just found your blog and I love character stamps. I know it has been awhile since you posted this, but could you tell me who makes that plate? Thanks.


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