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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Creative Shop Stamper Review



One of my New Years nails resolutions was to improve my stamping game. What I have learned about stamping is that having the right tools, plates and polishes really makes all the difference.  As you may recall from a previous post I originally started stamping using a small round Konad stamper. As my nails grew this stamper became troublesome for a number of reasons. Mainly because the hard stamping surface had no "give" to shape to my longer, more rounded nail bed.

Recently I heard buzz about a new, unique stamper by Creative Shop based all the way in the Ukraine. So what makes this stamper so unique? Besides having a very large stamping surface (the largest I have seen), its made of a squishy silicone vs the hard rubber of the Konad stamper or the marshmallow texture of many other stampers. The stamping head is also translucent so you can see the image on the stamper even if using white polish.

A Look at a Few Stampers
(L) Konad stamper (R) Uber Chic Beauty stamper

(L) Winstonia stamper (R) Creative Shop Stamper (photo courtesy Amanda Loves Polish)
When the Creative Shop stamper arrived it was very "tacky" already and did not require any priming. If you have stamped before you may know that many stampers require some attention to make them ideal for easily picking up an image. With the Konad stamper I found that using a nail file was best. With my Uber-Chic Beauty stamper (or other marshmallow type) I found that a combination of filing and acetone was best. After a number of uses I did feel that my Creative Shop stamper could use some "resurfacing". I did a little research and found that others had recommended lightly buffing the squishy silicone with a clean Magic Eraser. This did the trick an did not appear to damage the unique texture of the stamping head.

Some other thoughts: I would not recommend using Acetone/Nailpolish remover to clean the surface of this stamper between use.  With any of my stampers I think its easiest to use a lint-roller to remove any excess polish left on the stamper.

I also found that this stamper picks up the image best when it is rolled over the stamping plate rather than pressed down onto the stamping plate - though you can easily press the image (once on the stamper) directly onto the nail, which really helps with placement.



The set also comes with a scraping card which is ideal for scraping polish over your preferred plate design. I personally can never have enough scrapers! Because of the political unrest in the Ukraine you can only buy this unique stamper from an international stockist here in the US. I bought mine from Beautometry via preorder for $9.50. Refill squishy heads can also be purchased. I saw today that Llarowe has also now opened preorders for this stamper with a shipment expected later in May.

Overall I really love this stamper and I"m happy its part of my new stamping "arsenal".  I have been in the middle of a move the last few weeks and haven't had access to stamp. ITS KILLING ME!! Want your own Creative Shop stamper? Check a few of the stockists below for ordering information, prices and shipping times.

International – Twee & Honey, DRK Nails
USA – Beautometry, Llarowe
UK – Rainbow Connection


Have you tried the Creative Shop stamper? What stamper is your favorite? Have a tip for priming stampers or stamping tips in general? Tell me below, I'd love to hear from you! 


*This stamper was purchased by me.

21 comments:

  1. I love my creative stamper, will be ordering another in the future :)

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  2. Beautiful! I've been thinking of getting one. I didn't realize how big the stamping head was compared to others.

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  3. Yes I wan't this one, I have gone thru a lot of stampers.

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  4. I have one and i despise it.. its the only stamper i own that i cant manage to pick up a perfect image with.. it makes me really sad too. im not sure whats going on, it could be that im super horrible at rolling stampers, it could be that i might have just recieved a bad one. im not sure but it was a gift and cant be replaced lol.

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    1. Maybe try priming it with the Magic Eraser to see if that helps?

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  5. I love my Creative Stamper, almost as much as I love my FUN Stamper.. but not quite! :)

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    1. Have not heard of that one! :) Goes to Google it.

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  6. I have one of these, but need plates so I can play with it and practice.

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    1. Uber-Chic has great plates and Beautometry has tons from all over the world too!

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  7. Nice review!! My Creative Shop stamper is pretty much all I use now! It's perfect for everything I need! I did not have to prime mine when it arrived either, which is great! I also haven't had to re-prime it yet, so I love it even more!

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  8. I so desperately want this stamper!

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  9. I've been meaning to try the creative stamper. It looks massive!

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  10. It's so much talked about among nailbloggers that I want to own one too.

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  11. I'm so glad you're loving this! I'm loving mine so much I just made a video about it. Truly an awesome stamper. :)

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  12. I bought mine from the same place, I'm yet to try it out though

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  13. I bought one but I never suceed in using it. However the holo design is awesome on it !
    On my side, I'm mad of the Messy Mansion one !

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  14. I got my creative stamper a few months ago and have not looked back since. It's been a dream!

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  15. This stamper has been revolutionary for me! I love the scraper, too. Best I have used.

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  16. Holo *drools*... ok now that is out of the way. Great look at this super popular stamper. I am currently really in love with my squishy MoYou one but perhaps at some point I will upgrade to this beast.

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  17. I adore my Creative Shop stamper!!! As someone who could never stamp an image to save her life, this has been my saving grace!!!!!

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