New Art Print on Etsy: We Love Because He First Loved Us

Good Monday morning to y'all! As you might've read in my March round-up post, I mentioned that now that I've redone the branding for CSW Designs, I'm itching to add a few new things to the shop. This weekend I finished up a shiny new art print that's now for sale in my Etsy shop as a printable.

Take a look...

It's a typographic print with one of my favorite verses from I John: "We love because he first loved us." It's such a simple string of words, yet is so profound, and a great reminder how we have the ability to love others in our lives.

It was semi-inspired by this pretty print I ran across and shared last week in my Lovely Links post.

Those dots of light you see in the background of this print and my print? Those are called "bokeh." I talked about bokeh as a photography effect awhile back, and it was cool to be able to use the effect in a unique way for this print.

You can see that I designed two versions of the print - one with bold, white letters and bokeh as the background, and one with bokeh-filled letters and a white background. I couldn't decide which one I liked best, so I chose to put both up in the shop.

Before you add it to your cart, you'll have the option to choose one or the other. Since it's a printable, you'll receive an email with a high-resolution PDF attached that you can print at home or at your local copy/print center (think FedEx office, for example).

Feel free to comment or email me if you have any questions. Hope you enjoy this new print! You can find it here. If you happen to purchase one and put it up in your home, I'd love to see it.


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  1. I love this! I would love to know how you filled the letters with the bokeh! I will check out your etsy shop too! Thank you for sharing at the Give Me The Goods Link Party!

    1. Thanks Amber! I use Adobe Illustrator to make my art prints, and there is an option to fill letters with a pattern instead of a solid color. I made the bokeh image from the other print into a pattern and then used it to fill the letters. I know you can do a similar thing in PowerPoint as well if you have that software (fill letters/word art with a picture instead of a color). Hope that helps!

  2. Wow! That is super pretty and one of my favorite verses too!

  3. Where is the gold one right below it? Do you have that available somewhere?

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