Gorgeous Grunge Get Well Card

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This past weekend I had a chance to get together with members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community in Phoenix, AZ.  Pal Mary Lou Glick prepared four amazing make & takes including this hand stamped “Gorgeous Grunge” Get Well Card.  The design is based on a tutorial by Christine Pyrch.


  • I might as well confess immediately.  I “schmutzed” when adding the “grunge” and accidentally covered part of the get well.  Sometimes stamping and chatting at the same time don’t mix!Stampin up stampinup stampin it pretty buy order gorgeous grunge get well card ideas
  • Fortunately, there was an easy “recovery.”  Once I got home, I restamped the Perfectly Penned sentiment and cropped it with the Stampin’ Up! Extra-Large Oval Punch.  It’s popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and layered over the original mistake.  What’s below is our little secret!

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  • Random Candy Dots add a pop of color and texture.  Reminds me of confetti.  How about you?
  • The Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (available in Wood-Mount OR Clear-Mount) allows you the freedom to play with color and get very painterly effects!  I’m diggin’ it!

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Stamp Set:  Gorgeous Grunge (Wood-Mount 130514, Clear-Mount 130517), Perfectly Penned (Wood-Mount 128703, Clear-Mount 122892)
Paper:  Night of Navy (100867), Crushed Curry (131199), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Night of Navy (126970), Crushed Curry (131173), Gumball Green (126861)
Cool Tools:  Extra-Large Oval Punch (119859)
The Perfect Touch:  Regals Candy Dots (130932), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


Gorgeous Grunge



  1. “schmutzed”……………me too!

  2. Thanks for admitting that stampers as good as you make mistakes too. It nice when we can find a way to fix an “oops”.

  3. Love this…and the stamp set is definitely going on my wish list!

  4. Great card & thanks for showing us how you fixed your “mistake.” I like this set. One little note about the cute dots. I found that some of the color rubbed off on a few of mine so I coated them with clear nail polish – they look great. Thanks for always inspiring us & congrats on your 500K in sales.

  5. Mary Hogenmiller

    Mary, love the card…..Love your confession. Really like the extra layer. In the early days, I was a simpler, quicker, stamper. I would have customers try to peek under layers of a card trying to find my mistake. They knew extra layers meant the more mistakes I was covering up.

  6. Actually, I think both cards were beautiful. If you actually had a spill or “oops” it would have gotten on your lettering. Both cards are exceptional.

  7. Kadie in Arizona

    Great card Mary……and GREAT fix on your sentiment!

  8. Mary Lou Glick

    Great save, Mary! I, too, actually like the card better with your “fix”.

  9. Carol Carriveau

    Wonderful, Mary, I love our grunge set! Thanks for sharing fabulous inspiration!

  10. Love how you “fixed” your mistake. One of my favorite techniques for “saving” a card.

  11. Thanks for sharing. So nice to know I am not the only one who makes mistakes :). I always appreciate the inspiration you offer each day!

  12. Mary, I personally think that your mistake card looked great too. I liked the grunge look through and through. It all “flows” together. So natural. If you hadn’t said anything I bet no one would have thought it a “mistake”.

  13. Love it! I do this often (cover up mistakes). They usually turn out better than the original!

  14. Like this set. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Ooh MsMary I NEED that set , love it
    Nice job !!!
    Hugs Frenchie

  16. I couldn’t agree more with what Martie said — no mistakes in stamping – only opportunities to improvise and improve!

  17. marlene kiley

    Thoroughly enjoying your ideas for cards. I saw the Gorgeous Grunge set in the latest catalogue and put it on my list of must-haves! I know for sure I’ll be purchasing this set now. Thanks for the great idea on using this stamp set. Love your color combos.

  18. “schmutzed” … it’s now my newest favorite word! LOL Love you Mary!

  19. Great recovery, Mary!! I actually like the card better with the propped up sentiment. This stamp set will be in my October order, I have to confess that, when I first saw it, it didn’t really make an impression on me but, I’ve seen amazing cards made with it and slowly but surely, this stamps grew on me. Thank you for sharing yet another fabulous card using this fabulous set.

  20. I love how you demonstrated that there are no mistakes in stamping – just opportunities to add embellishments! Great recovery (haha)!

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