Nail stamping is a simple way to get gorgeous and complex looking nail art designs. A nail stamping kit usually includes etched metal plates, a scraper, and a soft rubber stamp. Nail polish is brushed onto the etched plates and excess polish is scraped off. Nail polish fills the grooves in the etched plates, and when the stamp is pressed onto the plate, the polish transfers to the stamp. The stamp can then be pressed onto the nail to transfer the design.
There are hundreds or even thousands of nail stamping designs to choose from. Each plate usually has a theme, such as animal print or holiday designs. Many of the designs are simply beautiful and stamping nails yields much more detailed and cleaner results than attempting nail art designs by hand. Extra nail stamping plates can be purchased from beauty supply stores and online retailer and used with almost any nail stamping kit.
Ready to try some nail stamping designs of your own? Probably the hardest part is choosing a design to try!
1. Stamped Fishnet Nail Design
Trying to paint straight lines for a sexy fishnet nail design is difficult, even with the use of nail striping tape! Nail stampers, however, make this task super easy, and takes a fraction of the time!
2. Pink Lace Stamped Nail Design
Looking for lacy fingernails? Try a lace nail stamping plate with a pink polish for a super pretty design!
3. Cream Lace Stamped Nail Design
Get the look of old fashioned lace with a stamped black lace design over a cream polish. The extra rhinestone details are optional, but definitely gorgeous!
4. Edgy Lace Stamped Nail Design
Stamp just the tips and base of the nails for a pretty punk look!
5. Stamped Plaid Nail Design
Hand painted plaid nail art designs are cute, no doubt; but a nail stamping kit with a plaid design can give you professional looking results!
6. Stamped Houndstooth Nail Design
A houndstooth nail stamping plate can give you a fun look that’s classy and a little preppy.
7. Neon Star Nail Art
Star nail art designs are so much simpler with a nail stamping kit!
8. Diamond Pattern Nail Art
Sure, you could make this polka dot diamond pattern with a couple of nail art dotting tools, but who has the time or the patience? Use a nail stamping kit instead!
9. Stamped Design Over Gradient Nail Art
Combining two nail art techniques can look stunning, like this girly stamped design over a black and purple gradient!
10. Swirl Stamped Nail Design
This fun stamped swirl design is a little funky and nigh impossible to do freehand!
11. Blue and White Stamped Nail Design
Doesn’t this delicate white and blue stamped nail design remind you of fine China? Makes me want to have a tea party!
12. Multi-color Stamped Nail Art
Try using a few different colors on your nail stamping plates for an even more unique and eye catching design!
13. Double Stamped Nail Design
Layering two different stamped nail designs has an amazing outcome!
14. Stamped Rose Nail Art
For a pretty and feminine nail art design, a bouquet of roses on your nails might be just the thing!
15. Silver Leaves Nail Art
Silver leaves stamped over a light blue polish looks simply stunning!
16. Gold Leaves Nail Art
Stamped gold leaves over a coral polish make a nice fall nail art design.
17. Stamped Fall Leaves Nail Art
Or, you can really celebrate the colors of the season with some stamped fall leaves nail art!
18. Spider Web Stamped Nail Art
These Halloween spider web and spider stamped nails are perfect for Halloween! Adorable and a little spooky!
19. Snowflake Stamped Nail Art
When the weather turns cold and blustery, though, it’s time to pull out your snowflake nail stamping plate…
20. Christmas Snowflake Nail Art
…then it’s time to break out the Christmas nail stamping plates!
21. Snakeskin Nail Art
Get a little wild and crazy with a stamped snakeskin nail art design! It looks especially gorgeous with a hologram polish as a base color!
22. Alligator Skin Nail Art
Or, how about a little alligator skin to match your boots?
23. Stamped Feather Nail Art
Feather nail art can be a pain to create, but a nail stamping kit makes it so easy!
24. Stamped French Manicure
Give your boring French manicure a fun update with a little nail stamping art!
25. Stamped White French Tips
A line of black flowers gives this standard white French manicure a chic and trendy lift!
Nail stamping is so easy to do, and it requires very little time. If your nail art skills leave a little something to be desired, a nail stamping kit may be just the thing to keep your claws looking picture perfect! No matter which design you choose, you’re sure to get tons of compliments on your awesome stamped nail art!