The second challenge is live on Artful Crafting!!! The DT members projects are just fabulous!!! So the project calls for unusual stamping….using stamps as something other than a sentiment or image. I came up with this keeping in mind “less is more”. It is an altered paper mâché box that I got from Artfulcrafting =)


I started off with applying gesso primer to the box inside and out.

I then applied acrylic paint in Crimson to the whole box.

I randomly stamped the box with Rangers Archival Black Ink from a stamp set ‘Blue Print” i got from Creative Party Favors.

I used Prima wire thread in Stark White to make wreath for the lid. It looked bland to me so i randomly applied Peeled Paint Distress ink pad directly over it to give it a more natural look.


I heat embossed a Chipboard Diecut word “LOVE”  from Dusty Attic in black. Before applying embossing powder i randomly added some pearl powder from Lemon Etc in Iridescent Gold and then added the Rangers Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it.


I stamped a small butterfly from a rubber stamp (on plain cardstock)  I got from Creative party Favours and heat embossed it in black.

I then colored it with Broken China and Picked Raspberry Distress inks (Love the Colors and how they merge into one another!!!) i added a centre bling to it and viola i have got an embellishment made from a stamp!!!=)

I embellished the wreath further with some mulberry flowers and leaves and a pinecone that i colored using Colorbox Gold Inkpad.


I added a small metal charm saying “Love and Beloved”. And Tadaaaa! the box is complete!





So i think i did justice to ‘Less is More”.
I had fun altering the box and i hope that all of you will like it too!

Do visit my facebook page for further pictures and details =)


Hira Faisal =)

Products used and bought from Artful crafting:

1. Darice Papier Mache Box- Heart

2. Dusty Attic Chipboard Elements

3. Prima Wire Thread-Stark White

4. Rangers Archival Black Ink

5. Rangers heat tool

6. Rangers Clear Embossing Powder

7. Colorbox Black inkpad

8. Colorbox Gold Inkpad

Other Products used:

1. Mulberry flowers and leaves.

2. Metal Charms.

3. Blue Print Stamp set.

4. Butterfly rubber stamp.

5. Gesso.

6. Crimson Acrylic paint.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. hasanamna says:

    Great going Hira! 🙂 Lovely stamping and colors! Hope you’ll continue to participate in the next challenges too! 🙂


  2. Anaum Janjua says:

    Its such a pretty thing!


  3. jaihan says:

    Great work. The background is very nice! thank you for participating 🙂
    DT Artful Crafting


  4. Hira, that is such a beautiful box! the stamped background is stunning.
    Thanks for playing,
    DT Artful Crafting


  5. such a pretty box…love the stamping and the colors…Thanks for playing in the Artful Crafting Challenge. 🙂


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