Hello Loves! I have another Messy Mansion plate to show you today - the Lace plate (MM44). This plate caught my eye the first time Julia shared the design (before it was even produced), and I just knew I had to have it. Julia offered to send it to me in my next blogger sample package, but I just couldn't wait to get my hands on it so I declined the offer and ordered it right away. It came in the mail Saturday, and I am in love!
So, what made this plate a must have in mind? Lace. Glorious lace of every shape and size. Seriously, I have been looking for a plate exactly like this since I first discovered stamping. The detail is amazing!
I then taped off sections of each nail with masking tape before stamping the images to prevent the black stamp from showing through the red. The images are stamped in my go to black - Mundo de Unas.
I gave the stamps a little time to dry, then used a fine detail brush to fill in around them with two coats of Couture Fierce. Fierce is your classic, pin-up red cream.
Finally, I finished the edges by outlining the stamped designs with a fine detail brush and Mundo de Unas Black.
I really like how this one turned out...for the most part. I did send Julia at Messy Mansion a message on FB and suggested she include a disclaimer with the plate - something along the lines of "Warning, using this plate with black, nude and red may result in a manicure that crosses over into Dr. Frank N Furter territory from Rocky Horror Picture Show." lol
I think it's the thumb design that screams Frank N Furter to me. It's not quite as Rocky Horror if I omit the thumb from the shot. I still love it either way, but I wasn't really going for the Rocky Horror vibe. lol But seriously, look at the detail in that lace! Simply amazing.
So, what do you think? Rocky Horror or sexy peek-a-boo lace?
*The Couture Polishes featured in this post were provided by Couture Gel Polish for my honest review. All other products used, including the stamping plate, were purchased by me.