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Today I have the first part of a 10-part review for you, Cheeky plate #1, Viva Mexico! As you probably know, Cheeky just released a set of 10 new jumbo stamping plates, which you can buy separately, or in groups. The best deal (when I purchased them, anyway) was the bundle that had all 10 together. I took a look at which ones I knew for certain I wanted, and did the math--I basically got the ones I wasn't sure about for free, and I'm glad I did, because when I got them in my grubby little paws, there were more images I fell in love with than I expected.
Since there really isn't any way to review all of these together--that would be just too many images and too much sensory overload--I'm going to show them to you one by one over the next two weeks (or as soon as I humanly can--my flu has made it hard for me to tape, since my voice has been pretty messed up).
I'm going to start at the very beginning, a very good place to start (thank you, Maria Von Trapp) with Jumbo Plate 1, which was one of the ones I knew I wanted to moment I set eyes on it. It's called 'Viva Mexico', and it's filled with gorgeous Mayan images, among other fun things. Here is the video review, if you prefer to see things that way:
So on with the images! Here they are ...I overlapped some of the images across pictures; there are no duplicate images on the plate:
|So many rockin' skulls on this plate...|
|Build your own Mariachi band|
|I adore the little Folklorico dancer. :)|
|Check out these amazing tribal images on the bottom|
|One of my favorites is the one bottom left :)|
|Can someone please tell me what that bottom middle image is?|
|The one on the bottom right looks like a DNA helix to me, flattened out|
|Anyone else hear the 'Tequila!' song in their head?|
|Dia De Los Muertos images!|
|Another Dia De Los Muertos!|
|My favorite here is the one on the upper right|
And finally, here is a comparison with a standard Konad plate, for size purposes:
As you can see, the images are a bit larger than the Konad images; if you have any of the other Cheeky Jumbo plates from the alphabet series, these images are the same size as those are.
What about quality? These days it seems like all of the major stamping-plate manufacturers have gotten the hang of making good quality images that are well engraved. These are no exception; they stamp easily and well, from the blocky images to the fine-lined images. I have a stamping test in my video if you want to see for yourself. :)
I bought my plates on Amazon, and the price varies depending on whether you buy them in a bundle or individually; the individual price at the time of this write-up is $9.49. Even at the individual price, that's phenomenal compared to what some of the other jumbo plates on the markets cost each, usually between $20-25.
Thanks for reading--I hope this was helpful for you! Stay tuned for Jumbo plate 2, coming soon. :)
Peace and love,