I have a little bit of nail art for you today. This is a relatively easy design to create and I owe my inspiration to Aisha, who created a similar design last year when she entered my Nail Art Challenge.
To create this look I started by painting my nails with Essie Good as Gold. I then taped off the tips of my fingers like I was doing a french tip. I then applied my red polish (I used Pretty Serious Santa's Sunburn) and just painted it about 2mm away from the cuticle edge. It's just like painting a mini nail within your own nail. Then, take off the tape at the bottom and you have framed nails. I think it's much easier to paint it this way around rather than doing a red base and trying to neatly paint the gold edge.
To finish the design I stamped some Asian characters/words (or whatever they are - I hope I'm not wearing at someone). I prefer the stamped designs that Aisha did in her original work. I think I chose characters that are too small, plus I still suck a lining up stamps on my nails, I need more practice.