Friday, July 11, 2008

the Cross


Here is a second peek at Our Daily Bread designs' July release - this set is called "the Cross of Christ", and was created by........me! I had made the cross image for ODBD's watermarks, and apparently Kelley had some requests for the image as a stamp, so she commissioned me to create a set around it. (Thanks, Kelley!) The cross comes in 3 sizes (the largest is shown). There are 3 text stamps, and 4 interactive word stamps as well. Here's a peek at the full set!

The text stamp shown is a verse from the hymn "Beneath the Cross of Jesus". I love the line - "I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of His face..."

For this card I stamped in black (Versafine Onyx) and then did a watercolor wash background. I miss my WC crayons...I like them better for filling in large areas...but they're overseas! I like the look of watercolor not going all the way to the edge - to get this effect, I draw a line just inside the edge of the paper with a WC pencil, then pull the color towards the center with a waterbrush. I threw a couple other colors in just for contrast. After the paint was dry, I highlighted the cross with a gold gel pen.

Behind the main panel I used True Faith printed vellum and metallic Prism paper, both available at ODBD.

Here are a few other samples using the set, if you haven't seen them yet - it is so cool for me to see these designs in other people's hands after working with them digitally for so long.

http://paperintheworks.blogspot.com/2008/07/our-daily-bread-sneek-peek.html
http://angelosity.blogspot.com/2008/07/july-divine-design.html
Angel's other card!
http://savorthejourney.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2008/07/12/at-the-cross-at-the-cross/
another card from Bev
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17 comments:

  1. BRILLIANT! This set will be a blessing to many for years to come! Well done Dina!

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  2. FINALLY! I've been waiting for this set to become available! This is my favorite (and my favorite line from the song as well is the one you picked!) I can see myself using this set a LOT! Thanks Dina - you really did a wonderful job! (can you tell I'm excited by all the exclamation points I used!!!???) Blessings on your day!

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  3. Awesome and beautiful card!!!!
    God bless
    Giovana

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  4. CherylQuilts at SCS7/12/2008 7:42 AM

    What a gorgeous new set! Congratulations! I love the set and the sentiments. Look forward to the release!

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  5. Dina, this is a beautiful set - great job! I am looking forward to buying your new set when it is released by ODBD next week. Congratulations!
    P.S. - I just saw another beautiful card using this great set posted today over at Bev's (Savor the Journey) blog.

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  6. That hymn is on the short list of hymns that I have memorized in full. And I love it! The card is wonderful! AAnother must-have stamp set.

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  7. I love this set, Dina! And your card is fabulous. Wish I could take lessons from you!

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  8. Congrats Dina, I love it!

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  9. Oh, this is just beautiful!

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  10. WOWZERS! This is gorgeous!

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  11. I just loooove this!!! Its beautiful! I love your choice of colors and the dimension you used. So unusual. So inviting.

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  12. All I can say is stunning! This set is exceptionally beautiful and you should be so proud to be the designer of it. Your card is well..... stunning

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  13. Wow that is one amazing card!

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  14. I'm totally in love with the New Cross stamp set.

    The song Beneath the cross of Jesus was my mom's favorite song.

    I can hear her singing this song.

    Mom has been living with the Lord for some time now. along with my daddy.

    In fact there are days that I have many of the Old time hymns buzzing in my head.

    Thanks for posting your card and new stamp.

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  15. Dina, Absolutely gorgeous card!! Thank you for sharing such a lovely card that I would like to make and give to someone myself! You are so blessed by our Lord with a great creative talent and such a gift to have!! I love these stamps and wish I had them, too!! Keep up the beautiful work and God Bless!!
    ~Amy S.~

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