I know I say this every time but I simply can’t believe 60 Tuesday Stamping posts are done and dusted! Can you?
I decided that for every 15 Tuesday Stamping posts I will give you my 5 favourites. So the first post will cover Tuesday Stamping posts 1 – 15, the second one will cover Tuesday Stamping 16 – 30 , the third post will cover Tuesday Stamping posts 31 – 45 and this one will cover 46 – 60. My favourites might not necessarily be the best stampers of them all but I will tell you why they are my favourites. So let me stop babbling and get on with it.
This was particularly tough because there were definitely more than 5. I might add some honorary mentions 😉 In no particular order…..
Essence – Happy end
Happy end featured in Tuesday Stamping #51. In all honestly that whole post was full of winners for me. The reason why this one wins is not just because it is pink but also because it really stamps perfectly! It also shows up decently on the black and the white. I really love this shade of pink so the fact that it stamps so well is a huge win or me!
Essence – You wow’d me again
As I mentioned above the whole of Tuesday Stamping #51 was a win and this one is a BIG win. I struggled to choose here so I have to mention that it was a toss up between this and Essence – Splash. Both of these are duochromes so they look amazing on the black and they both stamp really really well. Who wouldn’t choose a duochrome that stamps well right? I mean seriously, just look how gorgeous that is.
Nubar – Lavender
I know you’re not surprised to see this one here. This one featured in Tuesday Stamping #53. It is a beautiful colour polish but my mind was blown when I saw this stamped. It looks fabulous on the white and amazing on the black. No easy thing for this kind of shade. I would be crazy to not have had this in my favourites.
Color Club – Miss bliss
This one featured in Tuesday Stamping #54. I don’t even think I have to give any explanation for this one. It’s holo, it’s pink and it stamps like a charm. This wins on so many levels it’s crazy!
Nails Inc – Kings road
This one featured in Tuesday Stamping #55. This rose gold foil is just right in every way! Stamps like a dream, looks amazing and the colour works with everything. I am seriously considering keeping this polish for stamping only.
As mentioned, I really struggled to choose just 5 so I have to add another one….
China Glaze – Gothic lolita
This one featured in Tuesday Stamping #59. This gorgeous purple stamped so perfectly I could cry. The reason why I consider it a must have on the favourites list is because of how it looked stamped on the black. It’s not often you will find a shade that is on the darker side that still looks this amazing on black. This one also wins in all the right ways!
What do you think of my 5 (ok maybe 6…or 7) favourites? Which would’ve been yours?
Just a reminder. You can find all these Tuesday Stamping swatches sorted by brand (in alphabetical order) under the ‘swatches‘ tab in the top menu and then going to stamping and choosing the brand you are after. If you click on the image it will take you to the post it featured in. I hope this will help and be useful to some degree 🙂
Thanks for reading,
Hi Michelle, Ive recently purchased the Essence Stampy kit, With additional stamping plates and The Black and white stampy polish. Ive been trying but for some reason I just cant seem to get the nailpolish to transfer onto the stamp. Do you have any tips or suggestions for me?
Hi Ilse, How exciting. I am going to ask a few questions which might be obvious but just get the basics out of the way. I assume you have removed the plastic film that covers the plate? Have you tried priming your stamper? In other words you can start by washing it with dishwashing liquid and if still no joy you can try using an emery board type nail file and GENTLY running it over the top of the stamper. Just to roughen up the rubber a bit. Make sure you wipe it down with acetone or something afterwards to make sure no leftover fuzz. Then, I assume you are using the scraper that comes in the set? I actually prefer using a plastic card like an old bank card or an old gift card. I find the metal one removes too much polish when I scrape. Lastly, Are you doing it fast enough? If you take too long the polish will start to dry (remember once you have scraped the polish left behind is a very thin layer and is bound to dry faster than normal polish would.) and this could mean you don’t pick up the image.
Please let me know about the above and if you have any other questions just shout. I am happy to help. You can also email me if you prefer (I don’t mind either way 🙂 )
Hi Again Michelle
To answer your questions:
I did remove the plastic film
I have not primed it, I will try that out, hopefully it will help.
Ive tried the bank card cos the metal scraper scratched the plates,
But I think maybe am I pressing to hard with the card to ensure I leave no excess nail polish cos I want a clean transfer.
I think I am doing it fast enough, I even got hubby to quicky try to pick up the image with the stamper the second i remove the excess polish.
I notice on your stamping you always do balck of white underneath then top it with a colour polish, The stampy polish? Is it for the nail or is it for transfering the stamp?
So sorry for the late reply.
It sounds like you’re doing everything right so I would suggest prime the stamper and see if that helps. And yes scraping too hard and also pressing too hard when you pick up the image could definitely affect it. I am not sure if you have seen it or if it would help at all but I did do a video of me stamping forever ago. I still do it the same way but I have changed stampers since. You can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5t0EvC5tlo
For my tuesday stamping posts yes I use black and white. If I am testing how a polish stamps I think a black and white base is a good test to see how well it shows up. In my normal stamping though I do use other colours. The benefit of the tuesday stamping posts is that I can see what regular polish works well to stamp with and that helps me in nail art as well. I am a big fan of black stamping though so I do still use that combination quite often. The stampy polish is for transferring the image. There are regular polishes you can use to transfer images as well but not all regular polishes will work. Under swatches in my top menu I do have a stamping swatches menu and then sorted by brand. You can check if there are any of the regular polishes you own that might work well for stamping too. Obviously stampy polish works VERY well because it is for that purpose but you will be surprised by some regular polishes as well.
Hope that helps and please shout any time you have a question 🙂
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I MUST try stamping with Happy End! I wish I had that color club too, so gorgeous!
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I was pleasantly surprised by Happy End. Looking forward to seeing what you do when you do use it!
For me, the metallic one… although the Color Club holo over black looks great too.
Can I pick two favorites? 😉
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Oh yes! The Kings road is a huge favourite for me. You can totally pick two because let’s be honest, Holo will always be a winner 😉
I simply cannot choose 😉
Hahahahah clearly 😛 😉