Quickie post today because I spied the newest plate from the Pueen Celebration Collection and wanted to share with everyone! You know I am a big fan of Pueen plates since they tend to be inspired and easy to use. I have the Fireworks Festival plate from this collection and I love it though I got it much later after the initial release. It's a monster plate, think big like DRK XL big, of flowers patterns etc. With this upcoming release I'm hoping that Pueen stretched a little bit more in the design department since these types of plates are fairly popular these days and from what I saw in the last release from DRK getting better and better. So far I just have mockups to share but let's take a look.
I like what I see so far but I'm not blown away yet. I will say the butterfly image in the top middle row is really pretty. Everything else looks like a bit of a variation on other images I've seen but with these little sneak peeks its hard to tell.
Loving first row 4th from the left and second row 5th from the left! Sunflowers are popular eh? Both UberChic Beauty, Vivid Lacquer, and Dashica have given a take on this popular flowers now. For the rest meh again not terribly blown away, but I'll reserve my final thoughts until I see the whole kit and kaboodle so to speak.
So thoughts? I want to see the whole plate! I'll be honest and say I don't like teasers that don't involve showing me some hot hard metal if you know what I mean lol.
Here's the final mock up of the plate. You can't really see jack since the image Pueen posted is quite small, and IMO insufficient to determine much about the patterns, but it's better than nothing.
Having looked at the website I also find the images (which are the same) to be far too small for up close inspection. The plate will be retailing for $18.99 + shipping. I have noted historically when I ordered from Pueen directly that the shipping can be a bit higher than what one would normally anticipate. However Pueen's Facebook did say something about a special discount that would be available for the plate via their direct site. I will add this caveat to those eager stampers - it seems several ladies had problems with their Fireworks Festival plate, the first from this collection, and Pueens' response was not very accommodating. What do I mean by that? They were not accepting returns or offering full refunds as well as asking for swatches (which I do feel at least is fair). However as I have seen several members of the stamping community post about these issues and not being able to return faulty plates I've been a bit saddened to read it and as such I will not be ordering anything unless it comes from Amazon. Amazon has always had exemplary customer service and always accepts any problems I may have with my plates with good grace and aplomb! You will be able to order this plate on 4/24/15. Happy hunting and see you next post....