Verve July Release Hop Day 2

Hey folks!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Verve July Release Spotlight hops! You should have come here from Maureen’s blog. If you want to begin at the beginning, the hop starts at Julee’s blog.

Today my second stamp set with Verve is releasing!! This one was inspired by Rangoli, an ancient artform in India where circles are made on the ground with white powder and colored powders are filled in. These Rangoli circles are common for many Hindu festivals like Diwali and are also made for happy occasions like weddings.


If you noticed, the designs usually have lots of interlocking circles. My set is also designed as a builder set with lots of intricate circles that fit into each other and also cut with standard sized circle punches.

So back to the hop and today’s card…


I went elegant with this one with lots of red and gold, the colors most dominant in Indian festivals. You can see the pattern is made from 2 circles in the set. The middle paper strip is from some Indian handmade paper I have been storing away in my stash for a special occasion!

Thanks for stopping by! Your next destination is the super talented Marisa!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We’ll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today’s featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals, an introduction of our 2 lovely guest divas, and all the prize info and deadlines!

Today’s Prize: Peaceful Medallions (illustrated by Chaitali Narla)

1. Julee 9. Charmaine
2. Stacey 10. Jen
3. Maureen 11. Sheri {Guest}
4. Chaitali 12. Laurie
5. Marisa 13. Andrea
6. Teresa 14. Amber
7. Kay {Guest} 15. Christyne
8. Janelle


  1. Linda F

    Chaitali your medallions designs are so elegant and beautiful. I love how you can layer them. They will be fantastic accents for any project.


  2. c

    Oh my, Chaitali, the inspiration for your stamps is incredible (I can’t begin to imagine the time and talent infused into creating Rangoli), and the way you’ve translated them into your creations is marvelous! Your medallions are gorgeous, as is your showcase card! WOW!!


    1. Chaitali

      Stamped Rangoli is best Rangoli I can tell you that! The actual one takes HOURS to make! I’ve made one for like 4 hours once and that with 4 of us making it together!


  3. Beth Holt

    Chaitali – I am so excited for you! These sets are absolutely beautiful! I thoroughly enjoy your enthusiasm for paper crafting. I love watching your Iron Craft interview videos. It is such a great way to get to know other inspiring artists. Thanks for all you do!


    1. Chaitali

      Thanks so much Beth! Glad you are inspired by Iron Craft and the sets! Thank YOU for taking the time to leave me comment love. That keeps me motivated to continue papercrafting!! ❤


  4. Maureen Hayes

    Another winner! This card is so elegant and simple, and this set is fantastic in all the ways it can be used! Thank you for creating something I would be happy to own for years and use in so many ways. Congratulations on both sets, they are beautiful!


  5. BJ

    The card is beautiful. I love the Rangoli art. I do a lot of Zentangle and I mix Rangoli art with it. I love watching the people of India design the Rangolis on you tube. I watched a lady do a Rangoli on the balcony of my sister’s home in Bangalore.


    1. Chaitali

      Rangoli is a really cool art! Takes some practice to get started but very relaxing! I’ve seen Zentangling videos before but never tried it. Visited your blog to check out your Zentangling designs and LOVED the one I found!! Would you mind if I shared it on my FB page?


  6. Christine

    Congratulations on designing another set that is just over the top! Love the beautiful filigree circles and the versatility of the images. You have created a gorgeous card!


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