Today’s review covers a beautiful flower filled stamping plate from Born Pretty. Let’s take a look!
I’ve always noted that the Born Pretty packaging should have a picture of the contents inside, but the cardboard sleeve that comes with the plate has an equally beautiful floral scene printed on it instead.
The back of the sleeve has a short tutorial on how to use the plate, and the open end is partially sealed with a sticker with the item number printed on it.
As with most stamping plates, a layer of blue cling plastic covers the surface of the metal to prevent it from getting scratched during shipment. Simply pick at an edge of the film with an orange stick and lift away this layer prior to using the plate.
This plate is from the long rectangular “BP-L” series which features rounded corners to prevent injuries. The metal plate is mounted on a piece of white plastic which helps to protect you from cutting yourself against the long metal edges.
What I love about this plate is that it is fully covered with floral images. The downside is that if you want to isolate a certain type of flower, it can be tricky to do so without ruining another image alongside it.
Another plus is that the plate features outlines of a large variety of flowers so that you can make decals and do reverse stamping. Also, some of the larger flowers span 2-2.5 cm which makes the designs suitable for long nails or toenails. However, you have to be a little creative when you use them for short nail lengths.
I used the edges of the large flower toward the right side of the plate to create the Art Deco inspired look below.
Hopefully this gives you a sense of the size of the images on the plate, although admittedly I also have small fingernails.
What I also love is how crisply the lines transfer due to the quality of the etching done. The lines of the images are the perfect size to provide fine details yet still hold onto the polish after scraping away the excess from the surface.
This is the perfect plate for those with creative minds! You will surely be able to create many different manicures from this item which makes it well worth the price.
Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)
If you are interested in purchasing this stamping plate (retail price is $5.99 USD), the link for the item is shown below. Using code RSSPX31 will get you 10% off the regular priced items your order, and Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Happy polishing!