Well, well well, what do we have here? Its the new Pueen 24B Buffet stamping collection! Apparently Moyou has started a trend amongst stamp makers with more manufactures trying their hands at themed buffet plates. Buffet plates differ from traditional stamping plates in that instead of having rectangle shaped images designed to fit nicely on your nails, the images cover the entire plate with no space in between. There are pluses and minuses to buffet plates which I will explain as we go along. Pueen 24B available now from www.dramaqueennails.com
I have to say I am really surprised by the design of this first plate. Perhaps environmental activists like to have pretty nails too? Well they are stuffed anyway because the words on this plate are way too big to fit most nails so if your message is "Oi" or "cri" well you'll love this plate! Don't let this one stinker deter you, there are much, much better plates ahead.
One of my favourite plates in the set, its geometric fun all the way. This is the first plate I used from the set and the images picked up well. It scraped evenly without bald spots and the size of each pattern will fit most nail sizes.
Now if you are thinking I'm not really too sure about these plates, I like my images compartmentalised and in nice manageable rectangles. Its time to change the way you think. Make yourself a stamping window and you will start to see the multitudes of options these buffet plates offer.
I really love this plate too. Lots of interesting sections to play with. Which brings me to another minus. What if you just want to use the little dandelion without all the other stuff around it? Well too bad for you, use the dandelion plate from the Bundle Monster set. You could scrape off the unwanted bits from the stamp before you apply it to your nail but you have to be quick. I actually like the little dots all around the dandelion so this isn't an issue for me but I can understand how this would annoy some people.
Cool plate but the words are so darn big, luckily there are few smaller sections mixed in for those of us without talons.
Meh, could take or leave this one...I promise I'm not going to poo poo all the plates in this set, there really are some very cool ones.
See, told you, awesome plate! Plus #1 - the same pattern on your nail but each nail won't be exactly the same, variations in placement give variations in image.
Another awesome plate.
Love this one too.
I really love this one! The geometric raindrops are great, especially with the reverse version as well.
Another awesome plate, I'm a big fan of filigree, lots to choose from here. Plus #2, it will cover all of your nail and you can mix and match which bits you use.
This 24 piece set comes with a storage case like the previous collections from Pueen.
I can see this plate being really popular. Lots of cool sections.
Not a huge rose person this plate still appeals to me.
This plate is sitting on my desk right now waiting to be taken out for a test drive. I see the possibilities for reverse stamping with the polka dots.
Rad, another great plate.
Such a cutesy buffet. The bird is a little disappointing just due to its size but if you follow stamping experts like Mrs Lochness stamping across multiple nails looks amazing albeit needing a little bit of practice. Perhaps this is what Pueen were intending with the larger images in this set.
Again the size here is an issue but I will still use this plate as I really like the face.
Love this plate, yes I know it has roses but I like to think Ill use this as a rose print rather than a rose.
There is a lot to like about these buffet plates despite the few duds and size issues. If you have really long nails or wide thumb nails then these are fantastic! I love the way stamping continues to evolve and pushes us to think outside the box, moving towards seeing nails as a fashion canvas for a great print vs cutesy little accent images, I'm all for that!
Pueen 24B available now from www.dramaqueennails.com