Today I want to show you this flowery, layered stamping plate from Born Pretty Store.
But before I go in to it, look how stunning Floss Gloss Con Limon is that Polished By Leanne kindly sent me over as a gift! I do love a good neon! It is actually more of a yellow neon but my photos have it leaning a little more towards lime green. It applied so nicely but would have benefited from white undies as it took me 3 coats to build up. This is without topcoat.
This is Overprint L001 and it has lots of images of flowers but they are broken up so you stamp small bits of them over the other bits, to build up the image to a complete one. The plate is etched very nicely, although in 2 of the larger images there were inconsistencies in the level of the etch and did mean it was difficult to get a smooth swipe and solid/complete pickup.
I was very excited to give this layered stamping thing a go, especially with the flowers, but as you will see, I haven’t had a lot of experience with layered stamping and so it didn’t go very well. I think I went in a bit cocky, thinking “how hard can it be? It’s basically a build-you-own flower type deal, I can knock this one out” Yeah, not so much.
And this is what I ended up with! It’s a nail art massacre, although I do kind of love how my rose turned out! When it actually came to doing the stamps, my mind went completely blank, I just couldn’t think of what colours would work best and build up well over each other. I just couldn’t do it for some reason.
But, I will keep practising with this plate behind the scenes and hopefully improve, but this is a fun little plate and will be a great buy for Spring mani. If you fancy proving I’m a numpty on this occasion, you can grab this plate here for £2.26/$2.99 and don’t forget that you can use code CBAQ10 to save 10% on all full priced items.
What do you think of my nail fail? Are you a layered stamping pro? Tell me all your secrets!