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Advanced Stamping Decal Flowers (52 Week Challenge)

I’ve combined the two prompts for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge, which are pale blue and flowers.

I’ve used the advanced stamping method to make some stamping decals. In what is a first for me, I’ve made my decals on the stamper, not on a sheet of plastic. I think I prefer doing them this way; they curve to conform to the shape of the stamper, and when you turn them back on themselves they fit better to the curve of your nails than a decal made on a flat sheet does.

My pale blue base is Barry M Huckleberry. Then I used Konad Black to stamp a floral image from MoYou London Pro XL 14 and filled in the flowers using six pink Barry M Gellys: Rose Hip, Dragon Fruit, Grapefruit, Pink Punch, Passion Fruit and Pomegranate.

Floral nails advanced stamping decals, using Barry M polishes
Floral nails advanced stamping decals, using Barry M Huckleberry, Rose Hip, Dragon Fruit, Grapefruit, Pink Punch, Passion Fruit and Pomegranate

I’m gutted with the close ups. These look absolutely perfect to my old-age eyes. But these photos just show what a poor job I did. How could colouring in be so difficult? I console myself with the fact that they do in fact look awesome in the flesh. I completely adore them.

Floral nails advanced stamping decals, using Barry M polishes
Floral nails advanced stamping decals, using Barry M polishes



52 week challenge


For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Barry M Huckleberry
  • Stamping polish: Konad Black
  • Stamping plate: MoYou London Pro XL 14
  • Stamping decal top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
  • Flowers: Barry M Rose Hip, Barry M Dragon Fruit, Barry M Grapefruit, Barry M Pink Punch, Barry M Passion Fruit and Barry M Pomegranate
  • Final top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Barry M Passion Fruit was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.




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I love these! I actually thought you meant to color them this way because it just fits the sketchy, rustic style of the flowers 🙂

Claire Kerr

Well, that’s a good way of looking at it 🙂

Manases Andrea

I don’t understand why you’re saying that you made a poor job with this mani. I think it looks cute and neat. I love it!

Claire Kerr

Ah, thank you. I’m just a real perfectionist, and when I was doing them I thought they were perfect. It wasn’t until I added my watermarks to the photos that I could see that there are some patches that are missing colour. As long as I don’t enlarge the photos, I can just look at my nails and continue to think they’re fine 😉

Debbie Crumpet

beyond beautiful – these are stunning. I need to just go for it and start doing decals on a stamper xx

Claire Kerr

They weren’t at all difficult, Debbie. And because I was only doing a few, they didn’t take long either.


Claire they look so perfect! I can’t believe this is your first try, they’re absolutely perfect!

Claire Kerr

Thanks. It’s not quite my first time. I’ve made stamping decals twice before ( but for one I did them on a plastic sheet and the other was just a stamp I left on the stamper so I could get it straight when I placed it. This is the first time I’ve done them on the stamper and coloured them in on the stamper.

Inky Whiskers

Well done! Yeah, close up pics are good for ruining any illusions one might have about perfection. LOL I say manis always look best at arms length. LOL

Claire Kerr

Oh to be 20-something again, eh?! 😉

Inky Whiskers

Ah those were the days of having a good figure, good vision, steady hands…and no sense or wisdom what so ever. LOL If it weren’t for the encroaching decrepitude, middle age would be pretty awesome. LOL

Claire Kerr

Stop it now … you’re depressing me 😉

Inky Whiskers

It’s not all bad! Really, I promise! LOL