Zoya Christmas Sweater Nails

I’ve been seeing lots of great Christmas Sweater nails around the internet and instagram. So, now it’s my turn!

In addition to nails, I’m also enjoy other crafts: crochet, (learning to) knit, rubberstamping and card making.

I have a Silhouette Cameo that I got this summer and I’ve really enjoyed making vinyl decals and other die cuts. I came across these nail stencils in the Silhouette store by Rivka Wilkins and I knew I had to have them. They would make perfect Christmas Sweater nails!

This mani started out with Zoya Ziv and Logan from the Ornate Collection. I left it this way for a full day before starting the second part. Here’s just the base polishes…

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Seriously, I couldn’t stop looking at my nails! The gold Ziv is amazingly deep and the green Logan does have a blue shift in certain lights. I could have left my nails just like this!

The next step was to apply one of the stencils. Look at how adorable all those cross-stitches are!! Then I applied Zoya Isla on top and removed the stencil.

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Ta da!!

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Next came the main design in the set. Such a cute reindeer! I used Milani Rapid Speed White on the Spot for the rest of the stencil designs.

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This just made me giggle. I quick coat of Seche Vite top coat and I was ready for the next nail. Something I learned during all of this…Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri top coat *will* smear your designs. Don’t use it to top coat a nail art design! Not good!

But this, this is good.

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And the full mani:

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I tried to make the stencils with painters tape and this design was just too intricate. I ended up using my regular vinyl. Rivka as several other designs that I can’t wait to try!

Is this something you would try?

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