1. Remove the protective cover on the plate before using. 2. Clean the plate with nail polish remover before use. 3. Make sure you are using new and thick enough nail polish that is suitable for stamping. 4. Apply base coat for best results. 5. Apply polish to the image. 6. Scrape the polish, without applying too much force. 7. Stamp the image. 8. Transfer image onto the nail in rolling motion.