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Experiments with Orly Royal Velvet and Stamping

Keeping with the theme of actually using polish I buy in massive hauls, I spent some time tonight playing with with one of my favourites, Orly Velvet Rope.  I've been particularly keen on trying this one as the shift in colours from blue to purple is really strong, depending on the light.  Of course, that doesn't show that strong in the photos but trust me, it's good.  A little on the application before I move on to the stamping; it's not bad.  It really needs three coats to make sure there's no bald spots.  Reasonably shiny, nothing mind blowing.

As it's been a little while since I played with my stamps, I went a little crazy.  All these stamps came from the 21pc Bundle Monster sets and I'm pretty happy with the results.  I like the mixture with the different pattern weights, makes it almost a mixed-up ombre.  Yay stamping!





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  1. This stamping is BEAUTIFUL! Love it I love it!
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