Stamping With The Spring Creams – Guest Post by Kirby of The Mercurial Magpie

Hey, everyone! I’m Kirby, the blogger behind The Mercurial Magpie!  I’ve been a big fan of KBShimmer ever since I discovered the world of handmade polish and I’m super excited to be posting here today!

So, let’s talk creams. To a polish lover, are they always the most exciting thing? Your first thought might be no, but I say…YES! You see, they’re incredibly versatile. On their own, they can be a nice palette cleanser or pop of color for an accent nail, maybe even a base for nail art! But oh, reader, their appeal for me doesn’t stop there. One word- stamping!

It’s the first question on anyone’s minds when they read about new cream colors- “Yes, yes, you claim it will fold my clothes, wash my car and have dinner on the table when I get home from work, but WILL IT STAMP?” Is that just me? It is? Oh. Well, regardless, it’s certainly the first thought that I had when the press release for these came out. I’m happy to report that for the most part, they do! I tested them all out and some of the lighter shades are very subtle if not stamped over a light base, but the darker colors all work perfectly. I have three combos to show you here today!  The first combination I did was to use Pansy-monium over My Life’s Porpoise. I used KBShimmer Clearly On Top as a top coat for each of these. I used a flower design from the Moyou London Suki 01 plate that kind of reminded me of the  KBShimmer logo.


The second combination I did was using Eclipse over Chick Me Out. This color combo was screaming for a bee stamp, but unfortunately I didn’t have one! What I do have is a plate full of awesome bird stamps, so I used a couple of designs from Messy Mansion’s MM14 plate.


The last combination I did was using Sky Jinks over A Touch Of Glass This felt like a very ocean-y duo so I decided to use this cute fish stamp from Moyou London’s Sailor 05 plate.


There are plenty of ways these shades can be mixed and matched for stamping & I hope this post inspires you to try some out yourself! I’d love to see them if you do! If you’d like to see more from me (including some future KBShimmer-centric posts!) you can check out my blog (, my Facebook ( and my Instagram (  Thanks for reading!

20 thoughts on “Stamping With The Spring Creams – Guest Post by Kirby of The Mercurial Magpie

  1. Courtney B

    I am really amazed that these stamp. Creams like these have been very difficult to locate, so much so that I often choose an undesired color to complete my look. I definitely need to pick up a few of these while they are around!

  2. Gio

    These look great! I especially love the grey/purple combo!
    I agree with Kirby, cremes rock my world. There’s so much you can do with them. Bold or subtle. Contrasting or monochromatic. Never underestimate the power of a good creme.

  3. Kendahl

    OMG Kirby, you are such a great stamper! You make me drool with every stamp mani. These colors are perfect. I absolutely adore that last one; that is the perfect stamp for the color combo you used.

  4. Traci

    I’m loving all of these! So great to find things that stamp and Kirby, your skills are impeccable! I am very jealous! As a newbie stamper, I’m still just learning the ropes!


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