Hot Mess = Success: Sparkle!


Hi friends!

It's another super messy card for today's card challenge at

Hot Mess = Success!

If you have been by my blog before,

you'll know that this series is to create a messy background card.

I don't like messes but it's tons of fun to make them artistically!

This is actually one of my funnest card series to do :)

So what mess did I make this month?

I created a super sparkly background using my

 Nuvo paste Shooting Stars , applied with a spatula and a stencil.

Once it was dry, I die cut it to a smaller frame with a die

and propped it up onto a glittery background ~

from my friend Carol, left over from a card kit!

I added a butterfly that was in my stash and

 a sparkle puffy sentiment sticker.

It's hard to see the sparkle and this was VERY hard to photograph

so here's a tiny video clip!

(click the screen below!)

Was this month a success:  Yes!

Would I do this technique again?  YES!

There are 4 other lovely ladies in the group now

getting their messes on!

Barb, Carol, Darlene, Jeanette and I are all Hot Messes

so be sure to see what they created, too!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Kelly, this is so sparkly and adorable! Lovely pops of color (purple!) with all the silver/glitter. You've WOW'd us again!

  2. Great and easy technique (and only a bit of mess with your leftover :D )Thanks for sharing the idea, your card is soooo beautiful!! LOVE that purple butterfly!

  3. A gorgeous card and love the design Kelly. Hope you are all keeping well. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  4. This is a gorgeous, sparkly design, Kelly! Don't know how you got all the circles so perfectly without the paste oozing under the stencil! Very cool look!

  5. Your card is gorgeous Kelly, fabulous design and such a beautiful butterfly, Kate x

  6. Wow Kelly you knew this card would make me have a glitter smile.....Glad you had use for the extra. This card is a fun card and you did a great job. I now have to try and recreate this as it is wonderful....♥

  7. Beautiful sparkle and gorgeous butterfly!

  8. This is gorgeous Kelly - well worth any mess created in the making of it!
    Stay safe

  9. Kelly--your card is so pretty! I love all of the sparkle!

  10. Like the others have said before me... Very sparkly...but also very pretty!