Unbe-leaf-able

 

UNBE-LEAF-ABLE

We don’t want to admit it but Fall is in the air and it’s right around the corner. Leaves are slowly beginning to make their transition from green to all the beautiful & rich colors that Fall brings. Even though we mourn the end of Summer, it does bring thoughts of drinking hot coffee under a warm blanket on a crisp morning. There’s a comfortable, soothing feeling that comes with that. Espresso may not solve all of your problems but it’s worth a “shot”! This week’s look was inspired by the comforts of Fall.



Clear Jelly Stamper has two plates that are perfect to achieve a combined look of fall colors and hot coffee. Stamping plates CJS-86 Forever Autumn and CJS-89 Roasted.



For this design, we used KoKo & Claire gel polishes #070 Deepest Grape, #006 Ray of Sunshine, #022 Safari Sunset and #017 Spicy Chili.



Clear Jelly Stamper stamping polishes we used #001 More Like 1 AM, #020 Copper Hint, #028 Pretty Penny, #060 Antique Lustre and #063 Scarlet Letter.



Step by step instructions: Always prepare the natural nail by lightly buffing off the shine and cleaning the nail. Apply a coat of KoKo & Claire’s base coat and cure.

Nail #1:




Using all 4 KoKo & Claire gel colors as shown above, paint a geometrical design curing slightly between color applications. Once cured, apply a coat of KoKo & Claire’s “Shine” topcoat and cure. Shine works like a magnet for stamping which makes it so much easier! Using stamping plate CJS-86 Forever Autumn, we stamped the words using stamping polishes #20, #63 and #60.

Nail #2:



Used gel polish #022 Safari Sunset for the full color. Then using leaves from stamping plate CJS-86 Forever Autumn, we used stamping polish colors #20, #28, and #63 to give the cool effect of real leaves. Finished them off by stamping the stems with #60 and ‘Falling Leaves’ with #1.

Nail #3:



Used gel polish color #070 Deepest Grape for the full color. Used stamping plate CJS-89 Roasted, we used stamping polish #28 Pretty Penny for the heart shaped coffee beans and #20 Copper Hint for the lettering.

Nail #4:



Used all 4 gel polish colors shown above to achieve this marble look. Painted the nail with #006 Ray of Sunshine and, before curing, apply dots of the other 3 colors. Then using the CJS Detail Brush, lightly swirl the colors together.


There’s no right or wrong way to do this so create your unique design. Cure. Use stamping plate CJS-89, we stamped the word Coffee a few times with #1 stamping polish.


Nail #5:




Used gel polish #17 Spicy Chili for the full color. We then stamped the whole nail with the coffee bean pattern from plate CJS-89 using stamping polish #60 Antique Lustre. Then we chose random leaves from plate CJS-86 and used stamping polishes #20, #28 and #63 to create fall leaf colors. Stamped the leaf outlines with #1.

Finish off all of the nails with a coat of KoKo & Claire’s Shine and watch the unbe-leaf-able colors come alive right in front of your eyes! Let us see your creations!! Happy Stamping my friends!!!