Hello dear readers,
I’m excited to share with you stamping plates from a new indy stamping plate maker, Uber Chic Beauty. These a plates designed and made by stampers for stampers with an eye toward trendy, eye catching designs. The owner, Brittany Hull, kindly sent me Set 1 for review so let’s get to it!
The technical stuff:
Each plate measures 9.5 cm by 14.5 cm. Each full size design measures approximately 2.1 cm by 1.7 cm. The back of the plates are lined with a thin PVC sticker to help protect from sharp edges. Each set is $24.99 USD with a flat rate shipping cost of $5.99 and she does ship international!
The fun stuff:
Plate # 1-01
This plate is loaded with lots of bold geometrics and fun images. I love the line image on the top row and the kaleidoscope images. And I always love me some scrolls and flourishes. All the images on this plate stamp beautifully.
Here are the test stamps from this plate:
Plate # 1-02:
This plate has gorgeous florals and motifs. There are lots of intricate fine lined images that stamp fantastically. The only image I had issues with was the rose image on the top row, right. Because of the amount that has been engraved out, the larger spaces make it difficult, at least for me, to get an even stamp. All the other images stamp great.
This one has lovely flourishes and scrolls and bold images. I especially fancy the netting image and the Esher type image on the fifth row, left.
I did have some problems with the image on the top row, second from the left. I just could not get a good stamp, when I ran my finger over the image I could tell that it’s engraved quite shallow. The top portion stamps a little better.
The flower image second row, 2nd form the left was another one that seems to be a shallow engraving and I had to work very fast to get a good stamp.
The top 4 small images in the center were also problems, again they seem to be engraved too shallow…I tried 5-6 times, but the key designs were difficult to get a good transfer and that star design just would not work.
Overall, I am quite impressed with the quality of the plates and the images. Brittany has done a wonderful job with the variety of fresh, trendy and classic designs and all for a reasonable price. So head on over to Uber Chic and show the love for this promising new plate maker!
*Note* plates were provided to me as a press sample for honest review.