Make sure you are moving quick. Once you have scraped the plate the layer of polish remaining is very thing and dries quick. Additionally you need to make sure you transfer quickly as well to ensure the whole image transfera. You may have to lightly buff your stamper as well much like you do when prepping a nail for enhancements this just helps the image adhere to the stamp. Also make sure you are rolling the stamper over the plate and pressing firmly. This is a trial error process for everyone so dont feel bad or get frustrated just keep practicing! I hope this helps!