Outlines Rubber Stamp Holly Background

Before the New Year arrives, I wanted to share with you one more Christmas card that features the Outlines Rubber Stamp Holly Background.  This stamp is from the Outlines Rubber Stamps Company that went out of business a few years ago.  I love the company’s stamps, and was disappointed about it closing.  I am grateful that I got several of the company’s stamps before it closed.

Outlines Rubber Stamp Holly Background

I made this card for a Clean and Simply Challenge, CAS398, on Splitcoaststampers. The hostess of the challenge asked for a one layer card made with one stamp and one sentiment, and my card is just that.  Additionally, I used a score board to add score lines on all sides of the card.  I love how the card turned out, and so did several others.  The card was a favorite card of several Splitcoaststampers artists.

I used several Copic Sketch Markers to color the holly and berries, adding glossy accents onto the berries.  I added red dots around the card using Nuvo Crystal Drops.  I used a blue Copic Sketch Marker to color around the image, and stamped the sentiment using Stampin’ Up! (SU) Real Red Ink.  The sentiment is from an old SU stamp set, Jolly Old Saint Nick.

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Stamps:  Outlines Rubber Stamp Holly Background and SU Jolly Old Saint Nick (for sentiment)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock
Ink:  SU Real Red and Copic Sketch Markers
Accessories:   Nuvo Crystal Drops, Score Board, Glossy Accents

Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

 “A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice.  A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.”  Proverbs 17:23 & 24  NIV

What is Christmas About


Luke 2:1-16 NIV

“In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.  (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)  And everyone went to his own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.  He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.  She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.  

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you: he is Christ the Lord.  This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manager.”  

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”  When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”  So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.”

If you have watched, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, you have seen Linus tell Charlie Brown what Christmas is all about by reciting parts of Luke 2.  But did you ever notice that Linus drops his blanket at a “strategic” part of his recitation?  This was Charles Schultz’s way of emphasizing God’s love and protection.  Watch the video and notice when Linus lets go of his earthly security and trusts in the Lord.

Let us all trust in the love of God — for He gave us His Son.  So fear not, He sends us good tidings of great joy! 


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ODBD Holy Night ODBDSLC281

ODBD Holy Night ODBDSLC281 – Let’s Get Sentimental

The reason for the Christmas season means more and more to me each year.  At Christmas, believers in Jesus Christ celebrate His birth.  I have be a Christian since I was a child, and I am so thankful to God for the birth of His only son, Jesus!  His birth was a miraculous one indeed!  But God had a bigger plan for Jesus, other than just to be born.  Jesus was born to die for your and my sins, and if we believe the gospel* about Jesus, we receive salvation.  I believe in Jesus Christ, and I thank God every day for my salvation through Him!

Why am I sharing this?  I am sharing this because today’s card share relates to Jesus’ birth.  It features the ODBD Holy Night Dies that represent what Christians refer to as the Nativity or Manger Scene where Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the town of David.

I created the card to submit to ODBD’s December Shining the Light Challenge, “Let’s Get Sentimental”.  From this card, it is obvious what can cause me to be sentimental!

ODBD Holly Night ODBDSLC281

To create the card, I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock and colored it with three Copic Sketch Markers.  The lines I created with the markers are to represent the light shining down on the Manger Scene from the bright star in the heaven the night Jesus was born.  Upon finishing the coloring, I used two of ODBD Pierced Rectangle Dies to cut out the main panel and a frame to go around the panel.

I attached to the panel the manger scene die cuts made with Stampin’ Up! (SU) Basic Black Card Stock and SU Silver Glimmer Paper.  The stars were made also with SU! Silver Glimmer Paper and Hero Arts Sun Showers Dies.

ODBD Holy Night ODBDSLC281

The sentiment, “Merry Christmas”, is from ODBD Merry Christmas Border Die.  I made it also with the SU Silver Glimmer Paper.

Leave a comment to share what makes you sentimental!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season!

Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock, SU Basic Black and Brushed Silver Card Stock, and SU Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Copic Sketch Markers 0, B16, and B18
Accessories:  ODBD Holy Night Dies,  ODBD Pierced Rectangle DiesHero Arts Sun Shower Dies, ODBD Merry Christmas Border Die,




God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

*The Gospel:  (The Apostle Paul speaking), “Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.  By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you.  Otherwise, you have believed in vain.  For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance:  that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.”  1 Corinthians 15:1-5