Verve July Release Hop Day 3

Hey folks!

Welcome to Day 3 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’s set is one Julee illustrated. She was inspired by elements from my sets. Thats SUCH an honor!! And ofcourse this one has some beautiful elements in true Julee style!

Here is my card…


I went very bright and cheery with the color scheme here. The background is a stencil and I broke out my shiny new Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Markers – Mini Ink Blending Tool. And I LOVE it! I didn’t even swish the tool around when creating this background. Just pressed in the ink and stamped on the stencil a bunch of times.

Oh hey did you notice the flowers are die cut? 🙂 Yup yup yup! There are matching dies to this set!

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: Happy Place (illustrated by Julee Tilman), Happy Doodles Die Set, 2 Corinthians 12:9

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. c

    Such a delicate, soft, gorgeous card, Chaitali! Fabulous showcase of this set – and I especially enjoyed learning that Julee was inspired by you! Awesome!


  2. Maureen Hayes


    I love how clean and simple this card is, and using the mini distress tool that way is ingenious! It really gave such a lovely effect to the background. Thanks for the inspiration!


  3. D~DesignsByDragonfly

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.
    Got a question for you… Has it sunk in yet that some of your wonderful designs are now going to be out there for us to create with? And that your designs inspired Julee for this set. Enjoy the moment. You deserve it.
    Crafty hugs,


    1. Chaitali

      No it hasn’t sunk in at all yet! I’m SO honored that Julee was inspired to make a whole set from my designs. She is an amazing illustrator herself and a great boss/mentor! I’m sure I’ll keep feeling this is a dream till I see the sets in the Verve store tomorrow 🙂

      Thanks so much Dawn for your lovely wishes!


  4. Darlene Gabriel

    Beautiful card. I love the background you’ve created. These flowers are so pretty too – love that there are matching dies:)


  5. Lynda

    Looking at the Verve blog, I can see your influence in the stamp set. I couldn’t though from just this stamp. I like that there is an accompanying die set.


  6. Pat McCleary

    I love the soft look of this card. I’m just getting my feet wet with sponging & stencils & I’m really liking it. Your flowers in this card really appeal to me.


  7. Claire Boyd

    A stunning card as always ! Your stencilling really enhances the flowers. Can I just say that it is wonderful that you take the time to reply to some of your comments…. especially nowadays when time is so precious in our hectic world


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